Oncor Provides Update On Estimation and Billing Activities
March 4, 2021 Email This Story Copyright 2010-21 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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Oncor in a market notice provided an update on the status of estimation and billing activities related to the winter storm event.
• Continued the prohibition of all disconnect for nonpayment activity until Oncor receives further direction from the PUCT. (Status: In Progress)
• Replaced all estimated intervals on LSE files with zero values in time for Initial Settlement for operating days February 15th - 22nd (Status: Complete)
Note: After Initial Settlement, if Oncor’s gap retrieval process obtained missing actual intervals, some estimated zero values may have been replaced with actual interval values. Oncor may have been able to retrieve only a portion of a day’s actual intervals. In these cases, the remaining estimated zero values may have been replaced with estimated values other than zero in order to sum to the total actual usage for the day.
• Discontinued sending estimated invoices to REPs for all rate classes. (Status: In Progress)
Note: Some intervals during the billing period may still have been estimated.
• Cancel - rebilled invoices utilizing actual reads for all previously billed estimated invoices beginning with Feb 15th bills for residential and small commercial customers. (Status: Complete)
• Began manually processing cancel-rebills for exceptions related to high actual NCP kW Demands that occurred during the period of Feb 15th – 19th. Oncor is in the process of reviewing and preparing to adjust demand billings to exclude demand usage from all impacted ESI IDs during the storm period of Feb 15th – 19th from consideration for billing. Prior to completion of all cancel-rebill activity for the impacted ESI IDs, Oncor’s normal billing processes will continue to send invoices for demand billed customers that may contain peak demand occurring during February 15th – 19th. We will provide an update in the next few days to describe the process we will deploy in order to protect these customers from the impacts of these unusually high actual NCP kW Demands. (Status: In Progress)
• Provided out of cycle interval data for BUSIDRRQ customers to ERCOT for operating days February 11th – 19th so ERCOT can resettle the market with TDU–provided meter data rather that [sic] ERCOT-estimated proxy data. (Status: Complete)
Note: ERCOT has indicated they plan to complete resettlement of these days by March 8th.