NOTICE DATE: November 16, 2022


SHORT DESCRIPTION: Partial Implementation Details of NPRR1096

INTENDED AUDIENCE: All Market Participants

DAY AFFECTED: December 9, 2022

LONG DESCRIPTION: On December 9, 2022, Protocol language associated with Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) 1096, Require Sustained Two-Hour Capability for ECRS and Four-Hour Capability for Non-Spin, will be partially implemented.

NPRR1096 requires Resources that provide ERCOT Contingency Reserve Service (ECRS) to limit their responsibility to a quantity of capacity that is capable of being sustained for two consecutive hours and Resources that provide Non-Spinning Reserve Service (Non-Spin) to limit their responsibility to a quantity of capacity that is capable of being sustained for four consecutive hours. ERCOT is in the process of implementing the Non-Spin related NPRR1096 changes as part of the December 2022 R6 release.

Specifically, language in the following Sections will be unboxed:

To provide Non-Spin after NPRR1096 implementation, an Energy Storage Resource (ESR), including any ESR currently qualified to provide Non-Spin, will need to be qualified to provide Non-Spin under updated criteria based on NPRR1096's requirements. ERCOT is accepting requests from ESRs to qualify for Non-Spin per NPRR1096 criteria.

The remaining Protocol language related to NPRR1096 will be implemented at a later date.

ACTION REQUIRED: Any QSE that wishes to qualify Resources to provide Non-Spin, including ESRs, may submit a request for qualification by contacting its Account Manager.

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

NPRR1096 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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