NOTICE DATE:  March 7, 2014

NOTICE TYPE:  M-C030714-01 Education/Training

SHORT DESCRIPTION:  ERCOT to provide training related to the implementation of the Operating Reserve Demand Curve (ORDC)

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  ERCOT Market Participants 

DAY AFFECTED:  See workshop schedule below

LONG DESCRIPTION:  Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) 568 and other related Protocols revisions will create a Real-Time Reserve Price Adder Based on an Operating Reserve Demand Curve (ORDC).  To prepare Market Participants for this substantial market change, ERCOT will conduct three workshops during the month of April.  All three workshops will include the same topics, but are being offered in the Houston, Dallas and Austin areas in order to reach out to the greatest number of Market Participants.

Agenda for each workshop

1.     Presentation introducing the following topics:

a.     Purpose of ORDC

b.    Overview of changes

c.     Calculation of On-line Reserve Price Adder

d.    Settlement Impacts

                                          i.    Generation and Load Resources

                                         ii.    Energy and Ancillary Services

2.     Overview of  ORDC-related data on MIS

3.     Q&A with Panel of Experts

ORDC Workshops

April 7, 2014

09:00 to 5:00

Houston, TX

CenterPoint Tower Auditorium

1111 Louisiana St.

Houston, TX 77002

April 16, 2014

09:00 to 5:00

Garland, TX

Garland Fire Administration Building

1500 East State Highway 66

Garland, TX 75040

April 18, 2014

09:00 to 5:00

Austin, TX

ERCOT Austin

7620 Metro Center Dr.

Austin, TX 78744


ACTION REQUIRED:  Please register for the course via ERCOT’s Learning Management System (LMS). The first time you access the LMS, you will need to create an account. Click the link to create an account and complete the information requested. Then, click the “Create My Account” link. Once your account has been created, click “Sign In” and you will be directed to the “My Courses” page. Scroll down to Nodal Market Workshops (M), click the M.ORDC Workshop link and register for the instructor-led class. 

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 email at [log in to unmask].

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