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Title: Retail Market Subcommittee Update to COPS

Retail Market Subcommittee Update to COPS
  • Kathy Scott

2014 RMS Leadership
  • 2014 Leadership Nominated by RMS January 10, 2014
    and Confirmed by TAC on January 28, 2014
  • Kathy Scott Chair (CenterPoint Energy)
  • Rob Bevill Vice Chair (Reliant/NRG)

2014 WG Leadership Confirmed by RMS
  • Advanced Metering Working Group
  • Esther Kent Co- Chair - CenterPoint
  • John Schatz Co-Chair - TXU Energy
  • Texas SET Working Group
  • Diana Rehfeldt Chair - TNMP
  • Kyle Patrick Vice Chair - Reliant/NRG
  • Texas Data Transport Working Group
  • Isabelle Durham Chair - CenterPoint
  • Gricelda Calzada Vice Chair - AEP Services
  • Monica Jones Vice Chair - Reliant/NRG

2014 TF Leadership Confirmed by RMS
  • MarkeTrak Taskforce
  • Monica Jones Co-Chair - Reliant NRG
  • Carolyn Reed Co-Chair - CenterPoint Energy
  • Sheri Wiegand Co Chair - TXU Energy
  • Sharyland Transition Taskforce
  • BJ Flowers Co-Chair - Sharyland
  • John Schatz Co-Chair - TXU Energy
  • Kathy Scott Co-Chair - CenterPoint

RMS and TAC Approved Voting Items
  • Retail Market Guide Revision Requests (RMGRR)
    Unanimously Approved by both RMS and TAC
  • RMGRR116, Updates to the Process for Acquisition
    Transfer Events
  • RMGRR118, Customer Chooses to Receive
    Non-Standard Metering Services
  • Supports PUCT Project 41111 and creates PUCT
  • RMGRR119, Texas SET language clarifications
  • Note All these revisions were effective on
    2/1/14, Retail Market Guide (RMG) updates are
    posted on at http//

NPRR Status Report
  • NPRR583, Validates CSA Bypass Code in a Move-Out
    Request is From Current CSA CR (Vote)
  • This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR)
    requires ERCOT to validate that the Competitive
    Retailer (CR) submitting an 814_24, Move-Out
    Request containing the Continuous Service
    Agreement (CSA) bypass code, is also the current
    CSA CR.
  • 12/18/13 and 12/19 NPRR583 endorsed by RMS and
    PRS approved 01/10/14 NPRR583 RMS Impact
    Analysis Review/Vote
  • Between 80k and 90k
  • Estimated Project duration 4-6 months No
    impacts to ERCOT staffing, business functions,
    grid operations, and practices
  • NPRR583 was unanimously endorsed by RMS with a
    Priority of 2014 and Rank of 1080.
  • 01/16/14 PRS agreed to Table NPRR583 to allow
    feedback from ERCOT on occurrences and whether
    the incorrect use of the CSA bypass code violates
    PUCT Rules or the ERCOT Protocols.

SCR Status Report
  • SCR776, Retail Data Transport Upgrade to NAESB
    EDM v2.2 (Vote)
  • This System Change Request (SCR) will upgrade
    North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB)
    Electronic Delivery Mechanism (EDM) from v1.6 to
    v2.2, providing ERCOT and Market Participants the
    ability to support NAESB EDM specified digital
    signature as well as retail file data
    identification in compliance with NAESB EDM v2.2.
  • Strengthens data security and increases
    efficiency in identifying data for retail file
    transmissions, such as
  • 11/20/13 and 11/21/13- RMS endorsed and PRS
  • 01/10/14 SCR776 Impact Analysis Review/Vote
  • Between 400k and 500k
  • RMS Unanimously endorsed that PRS TABLE SCR776
    to allow time for RMS to discuss projects
    benefits and implementation options that may
    reduce cost
  • TDTWG has been assigned this action item from
  • 01/16/14 PRS Unanimously agreed to TABLE

Working Group Updates
  • Advanced Metering Working Group (AMWG)
  • 3rd Party Letter of Authorization (LOA)
    functionality on Smart Meter Texas still
    scheduled for 2014 Q4 implementation
  • SMT Team accepting volunteers from the Market for
    3rd Party LOA- API Testing contact
  • Posting of High Level Project Plan along with
    other documents will be posted on under
    AMWGs Key Documents main page
  • TDSPs AMS Install Status Report
  • AEP approx. 97.5 complete 1,000,000 as of
  • TNMP approx. 55 complete 125,789 as of
  • Oncor 100 complete 3,262,864
    as of 12.31.2012
  • CNP 100 complete 2,283,012
    as of 07.31.2012
  • Total Number of AMS Meters Installed 6,671,665

Working Group Updates
  • TX SET Working Group
  • Mass Transition Update
  • Volume limitations are still being discussed to
    determine if additional options are available to
    increase ESI ID throughput volumes higher than
    75,000 ESI IDs per day
  • Discussions concerning 2-Calendar Days vs.
    1-Calendar Day for the Mass Transition Requested
    Date concluded
  • 2-Calendar Days complies with PUCT Subst. Rule
    25.43(o) REP obligations in a transition of
    customers to POLR service Item (16) that
  • In a mass transition event, the ERCOT initiated
    transactions shall request an out-of-cycle meter
    read for the associated ESI IDs for a date two
    calendar days after the calendar date ERCOT
    initiates such transactions to the TDU
  • TX SETs Consensus The MORE time Gaining REPs
    have to prepare to receive these ESI IDs lessens
    the RISK the market may experience post mass
    transition event completion.
  • Market Flight Testing review continues to
    determine if efficiencies can be achieved for
    future test flights

Taskforce Updates
  • Sharyland Transition Taskforce (STTF)
  • Rate Case Update
  • SU transition settlement was Approved by the PUCT
    during the January 23, 2014 Open Meeting.
  • SU new compliance Tariffs already submitted to
  • New SU territory transition on schedule to start
    on May 1st
  • CR Offers already posting to PUCTs Power to
    Choose website for new SU service territory .
  • SU CR Reception and Workshop scheduled February
    18-19, 2014 at Hyatt Regency Reunion Tower Dallas
  • Educational Public Meetings scheduled for
  • February 24, 2014 Stanton               330 PM
    730 PM
  • February 25, 2014 Colorado City     330 PM
    730 PM
  • February 27, 2014 Brady                  330
    PM 730 PM   
  • March 3, 2014 Midland                     330
    PM 730 PM  
  • March 6, 2014 Celeste                     330
    PM 730 PM

Taskforce Updates
  • MarkeTrak Taskforce (MTTF)
  • Project 010_03 SCR756 Part B
  • Identifying sections in the Marketrak Users
    Guide that will need to be updated to include new
    system design and functionality
  • Planning Market Training sessions in May 2014
  • Implementation Planned for end of June 2014
  • System Stabilization 4-6 Weeks
  • Planning to conduct Project Lesson Learned
  • RMS will plan to sunset the MarkeTrak Taskforce
    by end of year

Additional Meeting Updates
  • Smart Meter Texas Development Oversight (SMT DO)
    conducting monthly Web
    conferences for 2014 on
  • Friday, February 28th 10 AM 1100 AM
  • Friday, March 21th 10AM 11 00 AM
  • Friday, April 25th 10AM 1100 AM
  • Friday, May 23rd 10AM 1100 AM
  • Friday, June 20th 10AM 1100 AM

Other RMS Business
  • Inadvertent Gain Update
  • Compared to prior months, ERCOTs January 2014
    report continue to show a decline in the total
    number of IAG occurrences.

Other RMS Business
  • PUCT Staff Training
  • RMS Leadership will be reaching out to PUCT Staff
    and offering a Retail Market 101 Training for
    PUCT Staff and other MPs that may be interested.
  • RMS Leadership will solicit RMS for their
    participation and requesting RMS input on agenda
    topics and training material over the next couple
    of months. Planning will begin next month.
  • Save the Date
  • CenterPoint Energys CR Workshop for 2014 planned
    for Wednesday, April 30th in Houston.