Texas Retail Market Testing Flight 0618 Market Participant Retail Testing Orientation Agenda Business Requirements for Entering Test Flight Flight Overview Retail Testing Website Overview Texas SET Scripts Overview TDSP Issues Experienced Retail Testing Requirements and Expectations Timeline Review and Next Steps Business Requirements for Entering Test Flight
PUBLIC 3 Entering Test Flight How do I sign up to participate in Flight 0618? New LSE Current MPs Additional DUNS for Certified REP What are the business requirements I must fulfill before entering the test flight? PUBLIC 4 Signing up for Flight 0618: New LSEs
New LSEs that wish to sign up for Flight 0618 must complete ALL of the following by Flight Deadline: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. CPT Submit LSE Application PUBLIC Application can be found online: http://www.ercot.com/services/rq/lse QSE Designation must be made prior to production Note QSE must be Qualified/Certified by ERCOT Application requires a DUNS number (www.dnb.com) Please note that proper registration of your company must be
on file at the Texas Secretary of State office in order for your ERCOT LSE application to be accepted ( http://www.sos.state.tx.us/). 5 Signing up for Flight 0618: New LSEs Submit $500 LSE Application Fee File for REP Certification with PUCT (not required for MOU/ EC) Send the PUCT docket number to:
[email protected] Complete and submit a Testing Worksheet (TW) Notify ERCOT of intent to test via email PUBLIC TW located on the Texas Retail Testing Website (https://etod.ercot.com) Notification must include company legal name and DUNS E-mail must be sent directly from the Authorized Representative as designated on the LSE application
Send notification e-mail to: [email protected] 6 Signing up for Flight 0618: New LSEs Additional DUNS for Certified REP please note: If a decision is made to add a DUNS for a Certified REP (DUNS or DUNS plus 4), this new entity is considered a new LSE from a business perspective The new LSE must follow the New LSE steps for signing up for Flight 0618 From a testing perspective, there are ad-hoc truncated testing tracks available under certain circumstances. PUBLIC 7 Signing up for Flight 0618: Current LSEs Current LSEs will be required to test if they are
entering new service territories, testing additional business functionality, changing banking information, changing their service provider, or adding another entity to their business umbrella. PUBLIC 8 Signing up for Flight 0618: Current LSEs To sign up for Flight 0618, a current LSE must complete the following by Flight Deadline: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. CPT Adhoc Deadline (subject to Flight Administrator and TDSP approval) Friday, June 15, 2018 Submit UPDATED Testing Worksheet (TW)
Notify ERCOT of intent to test via email PUBLIC TW located on the Texas Retail Testing Website (https://etod.ercot.com) Notification must include company legal name, DUNS, and what the entity plans to test for E-mail must be sent directly from the Authorized Representative ERCOT currently has on file Send notification e-mail to: [email protected] 9 Registration Requirements
ERCOT Registration Requirements are defined in Protocol Section 16: Registration and Qualification of MPs PUBLIC http://www.ercot.com/mktrules/nprotocols/current ERCOT Registration Requirements must be fulfilled prior to a Market Participant receiving their Retail Qualification letter and migrating to production. 10 LSE Registration Requirements
New Load Serving Entity (LSE) Registration Requirements: LSE Application Completed Executed Standard Form Agreement QSE Designation Note QSE must be qualified/certified by ERCOT LSE Application Fee Received PUCT Certification Issued (not required for
MOU/EC) PUBLIC 11 Flight Overview PUBLIC 12 Flight 0618 Test Participants Existing CRs currently in the Market Some may be testing in new TDSP territories or for new functionality
Existing TDSPs Some may be testing new CR relationships ERCOT Testing any new CR/TDSP relationships or new CR functionality CRs new to the Market Testing full Flight using NEW Track PUBLIC 13 How Do We Move Forward?
Days MPs and ERCOT are required to complete their daily activities as outlined in the testing scripts. Critical Dates Scripts are marked with several critical dates that must be met for specific Business Rules to be tested successfully. PUBLIC 14 How Do We Move Forward?
Check Points Check Points will exist throughout the market test. These check points exist to allow: The Flight Administrator to gauge where the market test is in relation to the flight timeline. Take necessary action to get the flight back on schedule. PUBLIC Weekends The Flight Administrator may elect to use weekends for testing in the event testing has fallen behind schedule. 15 Testing Tracks and
Testing Relationships PUBLIC 16 Testing Tracks for V4.0 End-to-End Scripts Track Names
PUBLIC TX SET 4.0 Connectivity Testing Scripts All New IOU CRs All New MOU/EC CRs All New IOU CSA CRs All New MOU/EC CSA CRs PUCT REP Certification Option 2 LSEs Existing CR Changing Service Provider Existing CR Changing Bank 17 Testing Tracks for V4.0 End-to-End Scripts New IOU CR
New MOU/EC CR New IOU CSA LSEs and existing LSEs wanting to add CSA functionality will test this track with ERCOT who will simulate the TDSP New MOU/EC CSA CR PUBLIC Any LSE who signed up to test with a MOU/EC TDSP will execute all scripts in this track with the MOU/EC TDSP
New IOU CSA CR All New LSEs will execute all scripts in this track with at least one TDSP territory that the LSE is entering New MOU/EC CSA LSEs and existing MOU/EC LSEs wanting to add CSA functionality in MOU/EC territories will test this track with the MOU/EC TDSP territory the LSE is entering 18 Testing Tracks for V4.0 End-to-End Scripts PUCT REP Certification Option 2 LSEs
Changing Service Provider LSEs who are changing Service Providers will execute all scripts in the track with all TDSP territories in which the LSE is certified Changing Bank PUBLIC LSEs who are PUCT REP Option 2 LSEs are only required to test this track within the Market LSEs who are changing Banks will execute all scripts in the track
with all TDSP territories in which the LSE is certified 19 NAESB Connectivity Testing All testing participants must test Connectivity using NAESB EDM v1.6 Everyone participating in Flight 0618 must test Connectivity with all trading partner relationships defined within your TW and ERCOT When sending connectivity transactions, include the NAESB connectivity log in the notification email
After Connectivity is tested, any changes will require retesting before the start of the Flight PUBLIC 20 Testing Relationships PUBLIC ERCOT has committed to providing the following information to the market: For all new LSEs and TDSPs in the market, ERCOT
will provide the testing relationship list by Friday, May 11, 2018. These lists will be sent to the Primary Testing, Secondary Testing, and Primary Business contact for each LSE and each TDSP that is listed on the Testing Worksheet (TW) 21 Testing Relationships If a Market Participant has issues with the testing relationships, issues must be communicated back to ERCOT by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018.
ERCOT will contact each party who has issues and work towards resolving the issue. Checklists will be created after the final testing relationships lists are delivered to the Market Participants. PUBLIC 22 What Happens If I Dont Meet Flight Checkpoints/Tasks? Weekly conference call with the Flight Administrator Escalation procedures to executive management at the MP, ERCOT, and possibly the PUCT MP may be requested to work overtime and/or weekends
to catch up MP may be asked to start the script over at a later time PUBLIC 23 Pre-Testing Preparation Review ERCOT Protocols, Solution to Stacking documentation, Texas Market Test Plan, TDSP Tariffs, and the Terms and Conditions Review the TX SET V4.0 Implementation Guides These often contain additional information on the business processes
Market Participants must establish banking relationships prior to the Connectivity Kick-Off call Review Flight 0618 Pre-Testing Timeline PUBLIC 24 Pre-Testing Preparation Review all test scripts within your test tracks
Contact ERCOT and/or Texas SET working group when you have questions If you have a service provider, coordinate your testing activities in advance When utilizing a service provider for Flight Testing, the testing process between the MP and the service provider must be representative of their production environments PUBLIC 25 The Testing Process
Preparation Review test scripts for your testing track(s) Kickoff and Weekly Conference Calls(as needed) Connectivity Testing Penny Test Sending and Receiving Transactions
Script Days, and Business Days PUBLIC 26 Conference Calls Teleconferences as needed
PUBLIC Attendance is Required Roll Call Mute when not talking Avoid cell phones Calls begin promptly Conference calls will be held as needed. The Flight Administrator or a person designated by the Flight Administrator will facilitate the call. In the event the Flight Administrator finds it necessary, a follow-up call will be scheduled for later that day or early the next day before 10:00 a.m. CPT. 27 Testing Contacts Market Participants must provide the following Testing
Contacts on the Testing Worksheet (TW) PUBLIC Primary & Secondary Testing Contact Primary & Secondary Business Contact MUST be an employee of the Market Participant company Emergency Contact Executive Contact
28 Testing Contacts Market Participants must provide the following Testing Contacts on the Testing Worksheet (TW): (Continued) PUBLIC Treasury Contact Primary & Secondary Connectivity Contacts
Encryption Contact TW contacts should be updated as MP contact information changes 29 Retail Testing Website Your One Stop Shop for Retail Market Testing! PUBLIC 30 This Site Contains
Texas Market Test Plan (TMTP) Pre-testing activities schedule for V4.0 Flight testing Testing Scripts End to End Testing Contacts Conference Call Agendas/ Meeting Notes
Testing Worksheet (TW) Flight Test Checklists File Cabinet various documents and archived files PUBLIC 31 Login Information Retail Testing Website https://etod.ercot.com
Many of the sections are password protected To obtain your own logon, send an email to: [email protected] You will receive your username and password to access everything you will need on the website PUBLIC 32 Testing Worksheet The Testing Worksheet (TW) provides valuable information to testing participants such as:
PUBLIC Company Information Contact Information Testing Information Connectivity Information
EDI Specifications Information 33 New or Existing TW? To create a New TW means that your entity has never created a TW in the past To update an Existing TW indicates that you have previously created a TW PUBLIC Update means only what you are requesting to test in
this Flight This is not an all-inclusive list for your entity. The updates are only those for which you are testing in this Flight 34 New MPs create a new TW Current MPs update existing TW PUBLIC Delete Button - TW The Delete button, which appears on any of the tabs contained within the Testing Worksheet, is a functional delete option. That means if you select the Delete button, the information will disappear from your view; however, ERCOT still stores the data which was contained within your saved TW at the time of the delete.
If you delete your TW by accident, you may contact ERCOT and we can recover your TW for you. Please note the Delete function deletes your entire TW, not just the information appearing within that tab. PUBLIC 36 Delete Button PUBLIC Options What is the difference between Service Order/Outage Options and PUCT REP Certification Options on the TW? PUBLIC 38
IOU Service Order & Outage Options More Information on the Service Order and Outage Options can be found in the Standard Terms & Conditions: www.puc.state.tx.us Select Industry Select Rates and Tariffs (under Electric) Select Transmission and Distribution Rates for Investor Owned Utilities (IOU) PUBLIC 39 IOU Service Order & Outage Options Option 1 LSE may direct Retail Customers to call the LSE for such reporting or requests and electronically
forward outage information to the TDSP Option 2 LSE may direct Retail Customers to call the LSE for such reporting or requests and then forward the call to the TDSP Option 3 LSE may direct Retail Customers to directly call TDSP to make such reports or requests PUBLIC 40 MOU/EC Service Order & Outage Options
Option 1 Unless otherwise agreed to by LSE and MOU/EC TDSP, the LSE will direct Retail Customers to call or contact the MOU/EC TDSP directly to report outages, interruptions, irregularities, and/or to make service requests. The LSE will provide Retail Customers with a toll-free number supplied by the MOU/EC TDSP for purposes of such reporting. PUBLIC 41 MOU/EC Service Order & Outage Options Alternatively, and only with the mutual consent of LSE and MOU/EC TDSP, one of the following options can be selected:
Option 2 Retail Customers will be directed to call the LSE to report outages, interruptions, irregularities, and/or service requests. The LSE will then electronically forward such information to MOU/EC TDSP Option 3 Retail Customers will be directed to call the LSE to report outages, interruptions, irregularities, and/or service requests. The LSE will then forward such calls to MOU/EC TDSP PUBLIC 42 PUCT REP Certification Options Option 1 REPs defining their service area by geography
Option 2 REPs defining their service area by customers Option 2 LSEs that serve only their own load such as power plants may qualify as an Option 2 REP when they file for their PUCT REP certification Option 2 LSEs would test with the TDSPs that provide wires service to their affected loads Please do not confuse this with Service Order Option 1, 2, or 3 and/or Outage Option 1, 2, or 3. PUBLIC 43
Options Again What is the difference between Service Order/ Outage Options and PUCT REP Certification Options on the Testing Worksheet? Service Order/ Outage Options refer to how the REP communicates with its customers and the TDSP with regard to service orders and outages PUCT REP Certification Options refer to how the REP defines their service area: geographically or by customers they will serve PUBLIC 44
PUCT REP Certification Option 2 REPs Only Scripts that must be executed I-BANK01 (Payment/Bank Script) ENR01 (MVI on Standard Meter ESI ID, usage, cycle bill) These Scripts are subject to change. PUBLIC
45 New TW Information You may view your new Testing Worksheet, but it must first be activated before others at your company may view it, and before it may be used for testing To have your new TW activated, select the Submit for Registration Approval button from any tab within the Testing Worksheet Changes to existing TWs may be viewed immediately
PUBLIC 46 Texas SET Working Group Evaluates market processes defined by ERCOT Protocols, other RMS Working Groups, and PUCT Rulemakings to establish testing requirements and materials necessary to validate those processes among Market Participants Develops and maintains testing processes and related testing standards for the MPs directly involved in the testing process.
PUBLIC 47 Texas Market Test Plan (TMTP) The processes and procedures for testing are defined in the Texas Market Test Plan as follows: https://etod.ercot.com Select Texas Market Test Plan (TMTP) or www.ercot.com Select Committees and Groups Under Retail Market Subcommittee (RMS), Select Texas SET WG Under Key Documents, Select TMTP Document PUBLIC 48
Texas SET Participation Participation in meetings allows your entity a chance to offer suggestions for improvement of the testing process Continued participation is a valuable opportunity for your company to keep up to date on Market changes and upgrades PUBLIC 49 How Do I Sign Up For Mailing Lists? Go to http://lists.ercot.com If you have a ListServ password
Select Log In Enter your email address and password Select Log In If you do not have a ListServ password PUBLIC Select Log In Select the link, get a new LISTSERV password Enter your email address, password, verify your password
Select Register Password A confirmation email will be sent to you Open the email and select the link within the email 50 How Do I Sign Up For Mailing Lists? To Subscribe to a Mailing List Select Subscribers Corner tab Search Options, select Show All Lists from the drop down, click the search button A list of the mailing lists will appear Select the box next to the mailing list that you would like to subscribe to Select Subscribe from the drop down box. This box is located at the bottom of the screen Select Submit Upon completion of these steps, you will receive emails from [email protected]: PUBLIC
51 How Do I Sign Up For Mailing Lists? To Unsubscribe to a Mailing List Select Subscribers Corner tab All mailing lists that you currently subscribe to will appear Select the box next to the mailing list that you would like to unsubscribe to Select Unsubscribe from the drop down box. This box is located at the bottom of the screen Select Submit Upon completion of these steps, you will receive emails from [email protected]: PUBLIC 52 ERCOT Meeting Calendar
A link to Market meetings and meeting material may be found as follows: www.ercot.com Select View Calendar Select the Month of the Meeting Select the link for the Market meeting PUBLIC 53 Meeting Agendas and Notes/Minutes Prior to attending a meeting, individuals may review the meeting agenda and supporting documents from the ERCOT Calendar. PUBLIC 54
A Final Note Texas SET is the forum for testing standards and testing issue resolution by Market Participants REMEMBER! PUBLIC Input from every Market Participant is vital; not only to the success of the individual company, but also to the success of the Market as a whole. 55 Scripts Overview
PUBLIC Scripts Approach Script tasks are delineated by Day and are designed to mimic production business processes Business Processes or Transaction Lifecycles can be tracked by color or by Lifecycle number Transactions that close a business process scenario will be the color of the lifecycle they are closing
Initiating transactions must be sent on the Day required by the script Market Participants should not hold response transactions unless the script specifies that the transactions be held PUBLIC 57 TX SET V4.0 All documents related to the TX SET V4.0 can be found at: www.ercot.com Select Market Rules Select Market Guides
Select Texas SET Guides Select Current Texas SET Implementation Guides PUBLIC 58 Texas Retail Testing Requirements and Expectations PUBLIC Methodology Highlights of script methodology Some scripts use simulated LSEs with testing LSEs to execute required functionality
Not all scripts carry through to billing When possible, contingencies are built into the scripts in the event a MP falls behind and is required to retest PUBLIC NOTE: This does not apply to all scripts Failure to consistently meet checkpoints will result in escalation to Executive Contacts 60
Retail Qualification letters Upon notification to Retail Client Services from the Flight Administrator, New Market Participants will receive their ERCOT Retail Qualification letter when they have successfully completed testing and met all Registration requirements Existing Market Participants testing new TDSP territories, new business functionality, and/or adding an additional DUNS will receive their ERCOT Retail Qualification letter upon completion of the Flight. Market Participants testing for Change of Service Provider or Change of Bank will not receive an ERCOT Retail
Qualification letter upon completion of the Flight. PUBLIC 61 Testing to Production Checklist PUBLIC Please refer to the Testing to Production Checklist for Production requirements. The Testing to Production Checklist will advise your entity of the next steps that must be taken to enter into Production with ERCOT and your Trading Partners (TDSPs) www.ercot.com Select Services
Select Registration and Qualification Select Load Serving Entities Select the Texas Retail Market Testing and latest test flight link Under Key Documents 62 Testing to Production Transition REMINDER: A Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE) must be designated as part of the completion for your LSE Application. PUBLIC 63 Training Opportunities Information regarding Training Opportunities offered
by ERCOT may be found as follows: www.ercot.com Select Services Select Training Select Course Catalog Select the link of the Training Opportunities you are interested in PUBLIC 64 Training Opportunities The link allows you to: View currently offered training classes Register for training classes Withdraw from training classes
A user name and password are required to register for the classes You may create an account if you do not already have a Login The Login allows only that individual to sign up for the class PUBLIC 65 Training Documentation
You may obtain copies of training presentations through the ERCOT website as follows: www.ercot.com Select Services Select Training Select Course Catalog Select the course name Select the Materials tab PUBLIC 66 PUBLIC
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