2 e-Tag 1.8The basics features of e-Tag 1.8 are much the same as in the current versionThe tag author uses Agent Service to create and submit requestsAuthority Service validates requests and manages approval processApproval Services are used by various entities to assess, approve, and submit changes
3 e-Tag 1.8 “Requests” are a basic of e-Tag There are new tag requests – the initial submittal of a Request for Interchange. Once fully approved, it becomes the e-Tag.There change requests – a market adjustment and a reliability curtailment are two examples of change requests
4 e-Tag 1.8Requests have status assigned by the authority service to describe its overall state
5 e-Tag 1.8 Request states 1.7097 1.8 Pending Implemented Dead Approved WithdrawnDeniedExpired
6 e-Tag 1.8Almost every request requires assessment and response from approval entitiesEach approval entity’s response is assigned an approval state
7 e-Tag 1.8 Individual Approval States 1.7097 1.8 NA Pending Approved DeniedStudyExpired
8 e-Tag 1.8The composite state indicates the overall state of the e-Tag
9 e-Tag 1.8 Composite States 1.7097 1.8 Pending Implemented Dead ConfirmedCancelledTerminatedWithdrawnDeniedExpired
10 e-Tag 1.8 Formalization of the Time Classification schema element Authority Service assigns based on the relative start and submittal timesOn-timeLATEATF
11 e-Tag 1.8 Improved loss calculations for curtailments In the Authority Service recalculated in-kind losses for a curtailment from the source BA to the sink BA, regardless of the curtailed segmentIn 1.8 the curtailing entity will specify the segment with the restriction and the Authority Service will recalculate losses both up-stream and down stream of that segment
12 ~ ~ e-Tag 1.8 In 1.7097… 100 MWs 1 MWs 2 MWs 95 MWs Third segment has a 50 MW restriction, Authority recalculates:~50 MWs0 MWs1 MWs48 MWs
13 ~ ~ e-Tag 1.8 In 1.8… 100 MWs 1 MWs 2 MWs 95 MWs Third segment has a 50 MW restriction, Authority recalculates:~51 MWs0 MWs1 MWs49 MWs
14 e-Tag 1.8 Carbon Copy Field In 1.8 the Tag Author may specify other BAs, TSPs, or PSEs who need to know about the transaction but who are not listed in either the market or physical paths in the e-Tag.Carbon Copy entities do not have approval rights
15 e-Tag 1.8 Terminating ATF e-Tags In , ATF e-Tags could not be Terminated if a mistake was madeIn 1.8 an ATF e-Tag can be Terminated
16 e-Tag 1.8 Dynamic Adjustments E-Tag 1.8 will allow the Source and Sink BAs to submit an adjustment to a Dynamic type e-TagThis is in addition to the e-Tag Author
17 e-Tag 1.8 Energy and Transmission Profiles The Agent and Authority Services will require the e-Tag’s transmission allocation profile to be > the energy profile
18 e-Tag 1.8A new ATF e-Tag is restricted to a duration of one hour, except for e-Tag transaction type DYNAMIC. A DYNAMIC type ATF e-Tag may be submitted with a start time up to 168 hours in the past.
19 e-Tag 1.8Currently, Dynamic type e-Tags can only be adjusted up to 96 hours in the past.Under 1.8, this capability has been extended to 168 hours – again just for Dynamic type e-Tags.
20 e-Tag 1.8 Added new transaction type “Pseudo Tie” Within the context of e-Tag 1.8, this type behaves exactly like Dynamic transaction type (it is just a different label for unique identification purposes).JISWG is not proposing when or where this transaction type should or should not be used.Other systems using e-Tags may need modification to properly account for the Pseudo Tie transaction type.
21 e-Tag 1.8 Scheduling Entity Field NERC Glossary says: An entity responsible for approving and implementing Interchange Schedules.1.8 may require a single BA in each Scheduling Entity field – very similar to WECC requirements
22 e-Tag 1.8 Ramp Rate is replaced with Ramp Duration Users will no longer see a ramp duration on intermediate interchange scheduled blocksCI Standards specify ramp start and ramp stop timesUses a default ramp duration of zero for reliability adjustmentsUses separate straddled default ramps for Western and Eastern Interconnection.
23 e-Tag 1.8Within e-Tag 1.8, a rounding standard was added to be used in loss calculations. MW values in e-Tag profiles are sometimes integrated into MWh values across schedule intervals. e-Tag profiles that start or stop within schedule intervals may result in fractional MWh values being calculated. These MWh values must be rounded to the nearest whole MWh.(< .50 down, >= .50 up).
24 e-Tag 1.8 Improved Recovery Function Recovery is a mechanism that an Agent or Approval Service can request updates from all Authority Services for any missed requestsVendor displays may vary – user initiated recovery not always available
25 e-Tag 1.8Added SSL via HTTPS and client certificate requirement based on NAESB PKI standard.The full implementation of this functionality is dependent on implementation of the new Electric Industry Registry.The e-Tag specification allows this functionality to be enabled at the discretion of each company without impacting any other company.The initial rollout will encrypt data sent to the Authority services and allow for the encryption of data sent by all of the Authority services to any entity who has registered a secure URL (i.e. https rather than http).Companies will need to work with their specific vendor as implementation requirements will vary.
26 e-Tag 1.8The Buy-At-Market capability was removed from 1.8 specifications.
27 e-Tag 1.8 The Rollout Schedule Remote Interoperability Vendor Testing with NERC/NAESB facilitation on August 7th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, and 22thAugust JISWG meeting 9-5 and 9-noon – finalize tutorial in Vancouver, BCStarting Sept. 7 through Nov. 2, 2007, User Training and Testing - industry participants and vendors may use this time to train their users and modify their back-office software, as necessary, for 1.8 changes
28 e-Tag 1.8 The Rollout Schedule (con’t.) September 7, 11, and 25, 2007 Industry Tutorial/Q&A/Information Sharing through three 2-hour conference calls/webcastsSeptember 19-20, 2007 IS meeting in MontrealOct 3-4, 2007 JISWG meeting in HoustonNov 5-9 Final Interoperability Testing
29 e-Tag 1.8 The Rollout Schedule (con’t.) November 14-15, 2007 NERC IS meeting in San FranciscoNovember JISWG meeting in San FranciscoDecember 4, 2007 e-Tag 1.8 ImplementationDecember JISWG meeting in Houston