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ERCOT/IMM/PUCT Proposal for Redaction of State Estimator Data Wholesale Market Subcommittee January 12, 2011 January 12, 2011 1 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee Original Nodal Protocol Language (Nov. 2009) •The original Protocol language in Section 188.8.131.52.13, Data Inputs and Outputs for the Real-Time Sequence and SCED, generated stakeholder discussion over the items in red below. ….. (4) Every hour, ERCOT shall post on the MIS Secure Area the following information: ….. (b) Transmission flows and voltages from the State Estimator; ….. (d) Transformer flows, voltages and tap position from the State Estimator; ….. •Disclosing all of this information in Real-Time could threaten the confidentiality of resource-specific outputs and bids/offers. •Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) 209 and Project No. 38470 were initiated to resolve confidentiality concerns in both the PUC Substantive Rules and ERCOT Protocols. January 12, 2011 2 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee Project No. 38470 – Commission’s Order Adopting Amendment to § 25.505 As Approved at the October 22, 2010 Open Meeting Highlights of the new PUC Substantive Rule changes impacting State Estimator (SE) data include the following: (E) After the start of operation of the market under a nodal market design, ERCOT shall begin posting transmission flows, voltages, transformer flows, voltages and tap positions (i.e., State Estimator data) 60 days after the day for which the data were accumulated or other time interval as established in clause (ii) of this subparagraph. The data released shall be made available simultaneously to all market participants. .... (ii) … ERCOT shall, by the start of the nodal market, develop and post a redacted version of State Estimator data, as soon as reasonably practicable after collection of the data, so long as a redacted version excludes information (including but not limited to, voltages, transmission flows and transformer flows) from which resource-specific output levels or offer curves could continually and systematically be derived. Concurrently, in conjunction with the Independent Market Monitor and the commission Staff, ERCOT, through its stakeholder process, shall develop protocols that detail, at a minimum, the methodology, duration and posting requirement of a redacted version of the State Estimator data. The redacted report methodology developed through the stakeholder process shall be completed within 90 days of the start of the nodal market. Continues on next slide…. January 12, 2011 3 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee Project No. 38470 (cont.) ... If ERCOT is unable to develop a cost effective protocol for the redaction process of the State Estimator data within 90 days of the start of the nodal market, then the following information shall be released as soon as reasonably practicable: (I) Current commercially significant constraints (CSCs) and closely related elements (CREs) line flows that are embodied in the competitive constraint list from the Competitive Constraint Test; (II) For phase shifting transformers, tap positions and line flows; (III) Voltages at all buses; (IV) Line flows on lines that make up interfaces (import, export, flow gate, or stability); and (V) Line flows on DC ties. • Regarding “backstop” data, ERCOT is currently posting items (I), (II), most of (IV) and (V) above. • By March 1, 2011, ERCOT will post item (III) above to comply with the Rule. • On November 16, 2010, the ERCOT Board of Directors approved NPRR209 incorporating the Commission’s changes in the PUC Substantive Rules into the EROCT Protocols. January 12, 2011 4 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee The Continuum of SE Data Real-Time Data: (Op Day + 60) Data: 38 lines, *everything* 7 transformers 5,643 lines, (phase shifters) 1,511 transformers “Compromise Region” Max security Max information Min information Min security Redact Disclose January 12, 2011 5 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee ERCOT Proposed Redaction Methodology A B C G T1 T2 T3 LineID FromSt ToSt ToMW ToMVAR FromMW FromMVAR A G T1 xxx xxx xxx xxx B T1 T2 xxx xxx xxx xxx C T2 T3 xxx xxx xxx xxx Redaction is based on lines’ proximity to stations containing resources. Lines are redacted based on their “electrical distance” from generating stations. Gen ties only: Redact only gen ties (all lines incident at gen stations) Gen ties + 1 station: Redact gen ties plus all lines at next stations Gen ties + 2 stations: Redact gen ties, plus all lines at next two stations January 12, 2011 6 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee Breakdown of Methodology Results *Total lines in ERCOT: 5,643 # Lines # Stations Excluded Excluded # Lines Included Redaction Method 345KV 138KV 69KV Total Gen Lines Only 854 231 157 3035 1597 4789 Gen Lines + Next Station 2047 726 27 2219 1350 3596 Gen Lines + 2 Stations 3302 1489 3 1362 976 2341 Gen Lines + 3 Stations 4394 2335 0 661 588 1249 Gen Lines + 4 Stations 5079 3028 0 290 274 564 Gen Lines + 5 Stations 5420 3442 0 109 114 223 Gen Lines + 6 Stations 5574 3659 0 31 38 69 January 12, 2011 7 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee Redact Gen Ties + 6 stations January 12, 2011 8 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee Redact Gen Ties + 5 stations January 12, 2011 9 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee Redact Gen Ties + 4 stations January 12, 2011 10 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee Redact Gen Ties + 3 stations January 12, 2011 11 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee Failure of 3-station method at WHTTAIL January 12, 2011 12 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee WHTTAIL looks OK w/ 4-station January 12, 2011 13 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee Conclusion • In order to comply with the Commission’s Order in Project No. 38470 and PUC Subst. R. 25.505(E)(ii), ERCOT will sponsor a Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) in the near future that formalizes the proposed methodology, duration and posting requirement of a redacted version of the State Estimator data. – Methodology: ERCOT recommends using the proposed methodology to exclude all transmission lines up to a point where resource-specific output levels or offers could not continually and systematically be derived. – Duration: ERCOT recommends that the redacted version of SE data be posted no sooner than 24 hours after the Operating Day. – Posting Requirement: ERCOT recommends that the redacted version of SE data be posted on the MIS Secure Area. • Questions? January 12, 2011 14 ERCOT Wholesale Market Subcommittee
"Redact Gen Ties + 6 stations"