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NOTICE DATE: January 29, 2020


SHORT DESCRIPTION:  Implementation details of NPRR863 - Updated implementation date


DAYS AFFECTED: February 7, 2020

LONG DESCRIPTION: On February 7, 2020, Protocol language related to Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) 863, Creation of ERCOT Contingency Reserve Service and Revisions to Responsive Reserve, will be partially implemented. Specifically, the following two new data fields will be included in the System Ancillary Service Capacity Monitor display on ercot.com and in the QSE Ancillary Services Capacity Monitor report (EMIL ID: NP8-143-CD, Report Type ID: 11025) on ERCOT's Market Information System (MIS).

  1. RRS Capacity from Resources capable of Fast Frequency Response (FFR)
  2. Ancillary Service Resource Responsibility for RRS Resources capable of FFR

Paragraphs (1)(a)(iv) and (1)(b)(iv) of Section, Ancillary Services Capacity Monitor, will be effective February 7, 2020, and the remainder of NPRR863 will be implemented at a later date.

The values in these new fields will be zero until phase 1 of NPRR863 is implemented and Resources qualified to provide FFR begin to telemeter the appropriate FFR Resource Status along with a non-zero Ancillary Service Resource Responsibility and Ancillary Service Schedule for RRS . It is anticipated that phase 1 of NPRR 863 will be implemented on March 1, 2020.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Pursuant to Nodal Protocol Section 21.6, Nodal Protocol Revision Implementation, ERCOT is to provide notice as soon as practicable, but no later than ten days prior to implementation. 

NPRR863 and associated documents can be found on the ERCOT website.

NPRR960 and associated documents can be found on the ERCOT website.

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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