NOTICE DATE:  November 15, 2010


SHORT DESCRIPTION:  QSEs representing Resources to begin submitting binding COPs on November 24, 2010, for Operating Days December 1, 2010, and beyond


DAY AFFECTED:  November 24, 2010

LONG DESCRIPTION:  In accordance with the Nodal Protocol Transition Plan (http://nodal.ercot.com/about/po/sch/index.html), Nodal Protocol Section 3.9, Current Operating Plan (COP), will become effective on November 24, 2010, in preparation for Nodal Go-Live cutover on December 1, 2010.

Nodal Protocol Section 3.9.1(1), Current Operating Plan (COP) Criteria, requires that each Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE) that represents a Resource must submit a COP to ERCOT that reflects expected operating conditions for each Resource for each hour in the next seven Operating Days.

In preparation for Nodal Go-Live on December 1, 2010, QSEs with Resources will be required to submit seven days of rolling COPs beginning November 24, 2010, for Operating Days December 1, 2010, and beyond. To clarify, on November 24 only Operating Day December 1 is binding per protocols, however the other six days are required to effectively support the nodal cutover activities.

CONTACT:  If you have any questions, please contact your ERCOT Account Manager. You may also call the general ERCOT Client Services phone number at (512) 248-3900 or contact the Market Trials team by email at [log in to unmask].

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