4 SEWGMay 18, 2009 Block Load Transfers between ERCOT and Non-ERCOT Control Areas - Zonal A Statement Recipient or Invoice Recipient may dispute items or calculations set forth in its Initial Statements, Final Statements, or Resettlement Statements. If the Statement or Invoice Recipient wishes to dispute any of these items or calculations, it will register the settlement and billing dispute with ERCOT by electronic means within ten (10) Business Days from the date of issue of the respective Settlement Statement or Settlement Invoice. However, to the extent that the disputing party reasonably demonstrates that the settlement or billing dispute relates to information made available in accordance with Section 1.3.3, Expiration of Confidentiality, then the disputing party must register the settlement or billing dispute with ERCOT by electronic means within sixty (60) days from the date that the information becomes available. All communication to ERCOT and from ERCOT concerning disputes will be through the MIS. Zonal Protocols 9.5.2
6 SEWGMay 18, 2009 (3) For any Settlement and Billing disputes resolved prior to issuance of the RTM Final Statement, ERCOT shall effect the dispute’s resolution on the RTM Final Statement for that Operating Day. If a dispute is submitted by 15 Business Days after the issuance of the RTM Initial Statement for an Operating Day and is not resolved on the RTM Final Statement, ERCOT will effect the dispute’s resolution on an RTM Resettlement Statement for that Operating Day. ERCOT shall issue such an RTM Resettlement Statement within a reasonable time after resolving the Settlement and Billing dispute. (4) ERCOT must effect the resolution of any dispute submitted more than 15 Business Days after the issuance of the RTM Initial Statement on the next available Resettlement or RTM True-Up statement for that Operating Day. For Settlement and Billing disputes resolved under Section 9.14, Settlement and Billing Dispute Process, and submitted at least 20 Business Days before the scheduled date for issuance of the RTM True-Up Statement, ERCOT will include adjustments relating to the dispute on the RTM True-Up Statement. Resolved disputes must be included on the next available RTM Invoice after ERCOT has issued the RTM True-Up Statement. Nodal Protocols 9.5.6
7 SEWGMay 18, 2009 BLT - Nodal ERCOT shall make all reasonable attempts to complete all RTM Settlement and Billing disputes submitted within 15 Business Days of the issuance of the RTM Initial Statement in time for inclusion on the RTM Final Statement for the relevant Operating Day. Nodal Protocols 9.14.4
8 SEWGMay 18, 2009 SDAWG considered language initially that included instructions about when data was complete vs not complete, but this did not translate to the NPRR.