NOTICE DATE:  December 5, 2012

NOTICE TYPE:  R-A120512-01 Testing Retail:  Announcement - Retail Market Qualification Testing - Flight 0213 TX Set Version 4.0

SHORT DESCRIPTION:  The next round of Retail Market Qualification Testing (Flight 0213) is scheduled to begin on Friday, February 8, 2013. The deadline to register for participation in Flight 0213 - Retail Market Testing is Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 1700 CPT.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Existing and potential new Competitive Retailers (CRs) and Transmission Distribution Service Providers (TDSPs)

LONG DESCRIPTION:  ERCOT and the Texas SET Working Group would like to announce that preparations are underway for the next round of Retail Market Qualification Testing, Flight 0213. Flight 0213 will test for TX SET Version 4.0 and it is scheduled to begin on Friday, February 8, 2013.   

Testing is required for new Market Participants (CRs and TDSPs) entering the Texas Retail Market, as well as for existing Market Participants entering new service territories, testing additional business functionality, changing service providers, changing banking information, or adding another entity to their business umbrella.

The deadline to register for participating in Flight 0213 - Retail Market Testing is Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 1700 CPT.

The Testing Worksheets (TWs) on the Retail Testing Website are open for registration.  Market Participants participating in Flight 0213 must create or update their existing TW prior to the Flight deadline.  As changes to TW contacts occur, Market Participants should update their TW to include the most current contact information.  

ACTION REQUIRED:  Existing CRs and TDSPs participating in Flight 0213 will need to complete the following requirements before the Flight deadline, Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 1700 CPT:

         Notify ERCOT of intent to test via email

o   This notification must include company legal name, company DUNS, and what the entity will be testing

o   This e-mail must be sent directly from the Authorized Representative

o   Please send this e-mail to [log in to unmask]

         Submit an UPDATED Testing Worksheet (TW)

o   http://etod.ercot.com

 

New CRs and TDSPs participating in Flight 0213 will need to complete the following requirements before the Flight deadline, Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 1700 CPT:

         Go to the D&B website at: http://www.dnb.com/us/ to apply for and receive a DUNS number.  

         Notify ERCOT of intent to test via email

o   This notification must include company legal name, company DUNS number, and what the entity will be testing

o   This e-mail must be sent from the Authorized Representative designated on the LSE application. 

o   Please send this e-mail to [log in to unmask]

         Apply for REP certification with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (www.puc.state.tx.us). 

o   The potential CR must have filed for PUCT certification and received a PUCT docket number before the Flight deadline.  Please forward this docket number to [log in to unmask]  

         Submit  a completed LSE Application

o   www.ercot.com

Select Services
Select Registration and Qualification
Select Load Serving Entities
Under Key Documents, Select Load Service Entity Application for Registration

o   Please note that proper company registration must be on file at the Texas Secretary of State office in order for your ERCOT LSE application to be accepted (http://www.sos.state.tx.us). 

         Submit the $500 ERCOT LSE Application Fee with the LSE Application

         Complete and submit a new Testing Worksheet (TW)

o   http://etod.ercot.com

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Market orientation information can be found at:

www.ercot.com
Select Services
Select Registration and Qualification
Select Load Serving Entities
Under Qualification/Certification, Select the Texas Retail Market Testing and the latest test flight link.
Under Key Documents, Select the Retail Market Testing Orientation - Flight 0213 Presentation.

Available documents for Texas SET Version 4.0 may be found at: http://www.ercot.com/mktrules/guides/txset/

For those interested in a basic overview of the tools available to Texas Retail Market Participants, ERCOT is tentatively scheduled to host ERCOT Retail 101: Understanding the Tools of the Texas Retail Market on April 9, 2013.  Additional information regarding this training seminar will be posted at http://www.ercot.com/services/training/course/78 as it becomes available. 

 

New CRs participating in Flight 0213 are requested to have their banking information established prior to the Flight deadline, Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 1700 CPT. 

 

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 ERCOT Client Services via e-mail at [log in to unmask].

 

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JA/JR