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1 Market Trials Outage Scheduling Qualifications Weekly Update April 02, 2010.

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1 1 Market Trials Outage Scheduling Qualifications Weekly Update April 02, 2010

2 2 Antitrust Admonition ANTITRUST ADMONITION ERCOT strictly prohibits Market Participants and their employees who are participating in ERCOT activities from using their participation in ERCOT activities as a forum for engaging in practices or communications that violate the antitrust laws. The ERCOT Board has approved guidelines for members of ERCOT Committees, Subcommittees and Working Groups to be reviewed and followed by each Market Participant attending ERCOT meetings. If you have not received a copy of these Guidelines, copies are available at the Client Relations desk. Please remember your ongoing obligation to comply with all applicable laws, including the antitrust laws. DISCLAIMER All presentations and materials submitted by Market Participants or any other Entity to ERCOT staff for this meeting are received and posted with the acknowledgement that the information will be considered public in accordance with the ERCOT Websites Content Management Operating Procedure.

3 3 Agenda Anti-trust Admonition Environment Report –Planned / unplanned outages –Known Issues –CIM Load Standing Reports and Updates –General reminders / updates Qualification Update Question and Answers / General Discussion ERCOT asks that Market Participants log into the WebEx session using their company name and then their name. This will allow ERCOT to take roll-call offline

4 Market Trials 2010 Roadmap 4

5 5 Day-to-day operations summary: Planned / Unplanned Outages of EDS Planned Outages –03/29/10 06:00 P.M – 03/30/10 06:00 P.M Outbound notifications were turned off as a result of operating day tests conducted on the NPROD environment. Affected outage state notification deliveries during this time period. Unplanned Outages –03/27/10 09:00 A.M. – Ongoing Outage Scheduler UI experiencing intermittent periods of unavailability and / or degradation in performance Teams have identified a potential resolution and are working to re-create this in NPROD Work-arounds have been implemented in the Nodal Production environment and have stabilized the issue until a permanent fix is identified –03/31/10 08:00 A.M – 04/01/10 7:00 A.M MP were unable to access Outage Scheduler UI as a result of network firewall block. –04/01/10 2:15 P.M – 04/01/10 3.15 P.M Experienced access issues with OSRUI application. Exception occurred as a result of unplanned hardware failover.

6 6 Environment Report: Known Issues Reminder: ERCOT will post known issues every Friday to the readiness center at: New Issues: Open OS UI timeout needs a more relevant page display when the OS UI times- out The OS UI is being directed to a default page that tells them the authorization has failed and to call ERCOT User will have to log back into the OS. Working on a more user friendly message.

7 7 Standing Reports and Updates: General reminders / updates Updated: In March and April, the following CIM load dates are targeted: –Note that the following dates have been modified from last week –ERCOT will continue bi-weekly updates through the month of April –CIM load scheduled for 3/31/2010 was delay by one day and completed on 4/1/2010 –The following are the targeted dates through the next month: 4/14/2010 5/03/2010 Environment issue’s impact on qualification –Some MPs may have had issues completing qualification activities due to the environment problems experienced this week –ERCOT will extend the OS qualification deadline by 3 days so that MPs can complete outstanding qualifications New deadline is 4/6/2010 Score card will be updated on 4/13/2010 MPs in danger of going red or amber will be notified on 4/5 or 4/6

8 8 Standing reports and updates: General Reminders / Updates Phase 5 Handbooks have been published –Outage Scheduler covering Phase 5.0 will be published to:

9 Qualification Update 66 / 84 QSEs are qualified (up from 63) 17 / 25 TSPs qualified (up from 14) 3 Business days left to complete Outage Scheduler Qualification (including the extension) The Outage Scheduler Qualification Dashboard –The dashboard will be updated ever Friday at 7pm 9

10 10 Q&A Q&A / Open Forum

11 Appendix 11

12 12 Environment Report: Changes to Supported Environment Hours Outage Scheduler Environment Availability for February - March 2010 –The Nodal Production Environment will be available Monday – Friday from 8am – 6pm –Outside of these hours, ERCOT will be executing performance testing and patch migrations based on testing results –For those MPs that provided ERCOT test certificates, there will be test notifications sent to your listeners (where applicable) during these internal ERCOT tests –ERCOT will coordinate with MPs when submitting to avoid qualification transactions Please note that only functionality that pertains to the Outage Scheduler qualification activities has been validated and are supported –Other features (such as reports and other MIS functionality) may be present in the environment but may have issues –ERCOT is still in the process of validating features to be released in later Market Trials Phases

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