ERCOT Finds To-Be Mothballed Units Not Needed For Transmission System Reliability
July 6, 2018 Email This Story Copyright 2010-17 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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ERCOT issued a market notice stating that two City Of Garland generating units which have filed to be mothballed are not needed for transmission system reliability
On June 8, 2018, ERCOT had received a Notification of Suspension of Operations (NSO) for the following Generation Resources:
• CITY OF GARLAND (RE) - Spencer (SPNCE_4)
• CITY OF GARLAND (RE) - Spencer (SPNCE_5)
The NSO had indicated that both Resources will suspend operations on a year-round basis (i.e., mothball) beginning October 3, 2018, with a Seasonal Operation Period of June 1 through September 30.
Pursuant to ERCOT Protocols Section 22.214.171.124.1(2), ERCOT on July 5 issued an initial determination that these Generation Resources are not required to support ERCOT transmission system reliability during the portion of the year when the Generation Resources will be unavailable. Pursuant to Section 126.96.36.199.1(3), such Notice also serves as the final determination, and the Resources may be mothballed seasonally according to the schedule in the NSO.