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NOTICE DATE:  October 13, 2017

NOTICE TYPE:  M-C101317-01 Operations

SHORT DESCRIPTION:  Notification of Suspension of Operations for BIG BROWN POWER COMPANY LLC (RE) – Big Brown Unit 1 (BBSES_UNIT1) and Big Brown Unit 2 (BBSES_UNIT2)


DAY AFFECTED:  February 12, 2018

LONG DESCRIPTION:  ERCOT received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Generation Resources:

The NSO indicates that Big Brown Power Company LLC (Big Brown) will decommission and retire the above-referenced Generation Resources permanently on February 12, 2018. The NSO further identifies the Generation Resources as having the following summer Seasonal Net Max/Minimum Sustainable Ratings:

Generation Resource

Seasonal Net Max Sustainable Rating (MW)

Seasonal Net Minimum Sustainable Rating (MW)

Big Brown Unit 1 (BBSES_UNIT1)



Big Brown Unit 2 (BBSES_UNIT2)




A copy of the NSO is posted under the Notice of Suspension of Operations portlet on the Grid/Generation page of the ERCOT Market Information System (MIS) Secure Area.  An ERCOT Digital Certificate is required to access the MIS. 

ACTION REQUIRED:  Please send any comments you may have regarding this NSO to [log in to unmask], with “Big Brown (BBSES_UNIT1 and BBSES_UNIT2) NSO Application” in the subject line.  Comments are due no later than October 27, 2017.  All comments will be posted to the Grid/Generation page of the MIS Secure Area.

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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