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Hello BESTF Participants,


We have posted 7 Key Topic/Concept (KTC) Recommendation documents for your review.  They are posted to the meeting page of the Dec 6th  BESTF meeting.  Here is the link: http://www.ercot.com/calendar/2019/12/6/194181-BESTF


Please submit your written comments or alternative language on the KTC documents as red-lines.  Comments are  due by COB Monday, Dec. 2nd.   Please send comments to the BESTF email exploder or to [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask].


Based on the comments received, ERCOT will revise the documents as appropriate prior to the Dec. 6th  BESTF meeting.


Four of the documents are still under discussion at BESTF.  The plan is to have further discussion on these 4 recommendation documents on Dec. 6th ……. and if possible, finalize the documents so they can be sent to TAC for consideration at the 1-29-20 TAC meeting.


The documents that we primarily need your feedback are the following 4:


1)      http://www.ercot.com/content/wcm/key_documents_lists/194182/BESTF_KTC_03_Dispatch_Pricing_Mitigation_Charging_During_Emergencies_11-19-19.docx


2)      http://www.ercot.com/content/wcm/key_documents_lists/194182/BESTF_KTC_06_ESR_SOC_11-19-19.docx


3)      http://www.ercot.com/content/wcm/key_documents_lists/194182/BESTF_KTC_10_Study_and_Capacity_Assumptions_11-19-19.docx


4)      http://www.ercot.com/content/wcm/key_documents_lists/194182/BESTF_KTC_8_WSL_11-19-19.docx



The BESTF has already determined consensus on the other 3  documents and they are provided for your final review  They are in the form ready to be voted on at the 1-29-20 TAC meeting.


The three documents ready to be sent to TAC for their consideration at the 1-29-20 TAC meeting are:


1)      http://www.ercot.com/content/wcm/key_documents_lists/194182/BESTF_KTC_01_ESR_Registration_BESTF_Consensus_from_11-15-19_BESTF_Meeting_11-19-19.docx


2)      http://www.ercot.com/content/wcm/key_documents_lists/194182/BESTF_KTC_05_Single_Model_ESRDP_Consensus_BESTF_11-15-19_Meeting_11-19-19.docx


3)      http://www.ercot.com/content/wcm/key_documents_lists/194182/BESTF_KTC_07_Settlement_Consensus_BESTF_11-15-19_Meeting_11-19-19.docx



We are still finalizing the agenda and plan to post an agenda next week.


Below is a partial list of what will be on the agenda:


Review KTC’s under discussion:


  1. KTC -3: Charging Restrictions during emergency
  1. KTC-6: Offer Structure for Single Model ESR
  1. KTC-10:ESR - Study & Capacity Assumptions
  1. KTC-8: Wholesale Storage Load (WSL) Treatment


Presentations for new topics to be discussed at the DEC 6th meeting will be posted later.




Kenneth Ragsdale


Market Design and Development


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Taylor, Texas 76574

(512)-248-3917 office

(512)-750-3505 cell


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