NOTICE DATE:  April 17, 2013

NOTICE TYPE:  W-A041713-01 Legal

SHORT DESCRIPTION:  Reminder of Upcoming Submission Period for Declarations of Completion of Generation Resource Weatherization Preparations

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Resource Entities with Generation Resources

DAYS AFFECTED:  May 1, 2013, to June 1, 2013

LONG DESCRIPTION:  Paragraph (4) of ERCOT Protocols Section 3.20, Submission of Emergency Operations Plans, Weatherization Plans, and Declarations of Summer and Winter Weather Preparedness, requires each Resource Entity to submit a Declaration of Completion of Generation Resource Weatherization Preparations before each summer and winter time period.  For the summer time period (designated as June to September for the purposes of this Section of the Protocols), Declarations must be submitted no earlier than May 1 and no later than June 1.

The Declaration requires each Resource Entity with one or more Generation Resources to certify that it has completed or will complete all weather preparations required by the weatherization plan for equipment critical to the reliable operation of each Generation Resource during the relevant summer or winter time period.  Any preparations which remain incomplete at the time the Declaration is submitted must be described in an attachment to the Declaration.  Each Declaration must be signed by an authorized officer or executive and submitted to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

In accordance with paragraph (6) of Section 3.20, ERCOT will submit to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on or before July 15, 2013, the names of Resource Entities failing to submit a compliant Declaration during the designated submission period.

ACTION REQUIRED:  Each Resource Entity that represents one or more Generation Resources must submit a Declaration of Completion of Generation Resource Weatherization Preparations to ERCOT via email at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> no earlier than May 1, 2013, and no later than June 1, 2013.

CONTACT:  If you have any questions, please contact your ERCOT Account Manager. You may also contact ERCOT Client Services at (512) 248-3900 or [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

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