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Hello BESTF Participants,


We have posted a revised version of NPRR 1014 that reflects the document reviewed during the 5-21-20 BESTF webex.  This latest version can be found at this link:  http://www.ercot.com/content/wcm/key_documents_lists/191217/1014NPRR_ESR_Single_Model_BESTF052120.docx


Please review and provide comments on the following sections of this document:


3rd Review of:  Ancillary Service Offers


2nd Review of:

a)            4.5.1  DAM Clearing Process

b)            4.5.3  Communicating DAM Results

c)    Day-Ahead Make-Whole Settlements

d)            5.3  ERCOT Security Sequence Responsibilities

e)            5.4  QSE Security Sequence Responsibilities

f)             6.3  Adjustment Period and Real-Time Operations Timeline

g)            6.3.1  Activities for the Adjustment Period

h)            6.4.2  Output Schedules

i)     Output Schedules for Resources Other than Dynamically Scheduled Resources

j)     Output Schedule Criteria

k)            6.4.4  Energy Offer Curve

l)     Centralized Dispatch

m)  Operational Data Requirements

n)    Network Security Analysis Processor and Security Violation Alarm

o)     Resource Limits

p)    Resource Limit Calculator



Please review the document at the link above and submit your written comments or alternative language on the NPRR as red-lines.  Comments on the sections that were reviewed at the last BESTF meeting are due by June 3, 2020 COB.   Please send comments to the BESTF email exploder or to [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask].  There is no problem if you provide comments on other sections of the NPRR scheduled to be discussed in the future.


Based on the comments received, ERCOT will revise the document as appropriate and post a revised version prior to the June 12  BESTF meeting.


The plan on June 12 is to have further discussion on these sections of NPRR 1014 ……. and if possible confirm that there is consensus on those sections.


The other key part of the June 12 BESTF webex is to step through another 10 sections of NPRR 1014.  See the recently revised NPRR 1014 Review Schedule Spreadsheet at this link: http://www.ercot.com/content/wcm/key_documents_lists/191217/NPRR-1014_BESTF_Discussion_Schedule_05212020.xlsx

The 10 sections we plan to step through are below:


1st Review of:

a)    Reporting for Planned Outages,  Maintenance Outages,  and Rescheduled Outages of Resource and Transmission Facilities

b)            3.2.1  Calculation of Aggregate Resource Capacity

c)            3.2.5  Publication of Resource and Load Information

d)    Information to Be Provided to ERCOT

e)            5.7.1  RUC Make-Whole Payment

f)             5.7.2  RUC Clawback Charge

g)            5.7.3  Payment When ERCOT Decommits a QSE-Committed Resource

h)    Regulation Service Qualification

i)     Responsive Reserve Service Qualification

j)     Regulation Service and Generation Resource/Controllable Load Resource Energy Deployment Performance


The complete agenda for the June 12 webex will be posted later this week or early next week.  Also, two KTC documents will also be posted later this week or early next week.


Thanks for the help and feedback and hope you can participate in the webex meeting on June 12.




Kenneth Ragsdale




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