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Hello BESTF Participants,


Final ERCOT comments for NPRR 1014, BESTF-4 Energy Storage Resource Single Model, and NPRR 1029, BESTF-6 DC-Coupled Resources, were posted on 10-27-20 and 10-30-20 respectively.

As discussed at previous BESTF and PRS meetings, ERCOT has requested that PRS grant urgent status for NPRR 1014 and NPRR 1029 in order to advance them to the December 8, 2020, Board of Directors meeting to align with ERCOT’s Passport program timeline.  Comments that have been submitted to NPRR1014 (including the ERCOT comments of 10-27-20) have not impacted the 3/25/20 Impact Analysis for NPRR1014.  Comments that have been submitted to NPRR1029 (including the ERCOT comments of 10-30-20) have not impacted the 6/26/20 Impact Analysis for NPRR1029.  These two NPRRs have already been reviewed for credit assessment.


The stakeholder consideration sequence for these two NPRRs, which are part of the Passport Program, is as follows:

Nov. 11 – PRS

Nov. 18 – TAC

Dec. 8 – ERCOT Board


Note these additional BESTF NPRRs scheduled to be considered at the 11-11-20 PRS meeting:

1.       NPRR 1026, BESTF-7 Self-Limiting Facilities

·         Recommended for approval at 10/15/20 PRS

·         IA consideration at 11/11/20 PRS

·         11/18/20 TAC

2.       NPRR 995 (RTF-6) Create Definition and Terms for Settlement Only Energy Storage

·         11/11/20 PRS

3.       NPRR 1043:  Clarification of NPRR 986 Language Related to WSL

·         Recommended for approval at 10/15/20 PRS

·         IA consideration at 11/11/20 PRS

·         11/18/20 TAC

4.       NPRR1052:  Load Zone Pricing for Settlement Only Storage Prior to NPRR995 Implementation

·         11/11/20 PRS


A reminder:  The November 13 BESTF meeting has been cancelled.

Thanks again for your participation in the BESTF over the last year.  Please  don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Kenneth Ragsdale


Market Design and Development


2705 West Lake Drive

Taylor, Texas 76574

(512)-248-3917 office

(512)-750-3505 cell


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