NOTICE DATE:  October 23, 2013

NOTICE TYPE:  M-B102313-01 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:  November 1, 2013, to December 1, 2013

LONG DESCRIPTION:  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 (Protocols Section 22, Attachment K) before each summer and winter time period.  For the winter time period (designated as December through the following February for the purposes of this Section), Declarations must be submitted no earlier than November 1 and no later than December 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 officer of the Resource Entity or by any other individual that has been authorized in writing to bind the Resource Entity.  The Declaration must be submitted to [log in to unmask].  Only the Resource Entity to which the Generation Resource is registered may submit the Declaration on behalf of that Generation Resource.  Declarations for jointly owned Generation Resources should be submitted by the Master Owner Resource Entity.  Resource Entities may comply with the requirement to identify each Generation Resource on the Declaration form by providing the site code rather than the individual unit code for each Generation Resource covered by the Declaration. 

In accordance with paragraph (5) of Section 3.20, any Resource Entity that fails to submit a properly completed Declaration for each Generation Resource in its portfolio by the deadline of December 1, 2013 will be reported in ERCOT’s public filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas. 

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] no earlier than November 1, 2013, and no later than December 1, 2013.  For convenience, the Declaration form has been attached to this Market Notice.

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].

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