NOTICE DATE:  November 9, 2010

NOTICE TYPE:  Market Trials

SHORT DESCRIPTION:  REMINDER – The next 24-Hour Full-System Market and Reliability Test is scheduled to take place beginning on November 11, 2010

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Qualified Scheduling Entities, QSEs with Resources, Resource Entities, Nodal Accountable Executives, Nodal Transition Project Managers, Market Trial Contacts

DAYS AFFECTED:  November 11 – 12, 2010

LONG DESCRIPTION:  The next 24-Hour Test is scheduled to take place beginning November 11, 2010, at 12:00 CST and ending November 12, 2010, at 12:00 CST. Participants should take the following steps:

  1. Ensure that support staff are available on November 11, 2010, starting at 08:00 CST
  2. Dial into the WebEx conference bridge (primary contacts/non-control room personnel) at 09:00 CST:
  1. Await an announcement from ERCOT identifying the test start time:
  2. Prepare your systems for switching Resources to Nodal control when instructed to do so by ERCOT
  3. Follow all instructions from the ERCOT control center and resolve issues as needed throughout the testing period
  4. Ensure that support staff are available until the testing is complete

The 24-Hour Test window is scheduled to run through 12:00 CST on November 12, 2010

ACTION REQUIRED:  Please advise operators and other personnel performing Zonal market activities that the necessary support staff will need to be available beginning at 08:00 CST on November 11, 2010, and ending at 12:00 CST on November 12, 2010, to support this testing.

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

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