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					Combined 2009 Project Priority List
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Benefit Summary
Portfolio        Commi Program                    Project                                                           Project           2008                                               Previously    2010
          Source               Source Doc                                 Project Name                Status                                      Budget Range Running Range                                   Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                     Number                                                            Manager          Priority                                            Approved     budget


   1    ERCOT      CO       CO                   80047_01   Taylor Data Center Expansion             Initiation     C. Barbero      1-Critical     $5M-$10M              $6M-$7M

                                                            Study for Advanced Metering Long                                                                                                                                 Conduct study to evaluate possible solutions for ERCOT to         ERCOT systems have been designed for processing
                                                            Term Solution of Settlement (fka                                       0-Previously
   2    ERCOT     MO       MO                    70057_01                                            Closing          H.Day                             <$50k            $6M-$7M             Y                 $ (200,000) change its systems to accommodate full settlement using             market transactions assuming a predominate population
                                                            ERCOT System Throughput for IDR                                         Approved                                                                                 15-minute intervaldata from Advanced Meters–providing             of non-IDRESIIDs. An influx of advanced meter data
                                                            (Advanced Metering)                                                                                                                                              costs, benefits, conceptual design and estimated timelines        would substantially increase the demand on the ERCOT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This project will implement revision requests PRR 756 and          The project is necessary to comply with the
                                   PRR 756
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             LPGRR 30. These revision requests are necessary to                requirements of House Bill 3693. The project will develop
                                   LPGRR 30                 Small Renewables/Distributed                                           0-Previously
   3     PUCT     RMS       RO
                                   HB 3693
                                                 80028_01
                                                            Generation - RMWG
                                                                                                    Execution        H. Day
                                                                                                                                    Approved
                                                                                                                                                        <$50k            $6M-$7M             Y                 $ (1,100,000) comply with HB 3693 which requires ERCOT to settle                a Load Profiling and Data Aggregation methodology to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Distributed Renewable Generation by 01/01/2009.                   better represent output of distributed renewable
                                   PUCT 34890
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             PRR 756 allows for settlement of distributed renewable            generation resources with a capacity of less than 50 kW.
                                                                                                                                   0-Previously                                                                              The objective is to develop a reliability assessment tool to      An in-house reliability assessment tool will be developed
   4    ERCOT      SO       SO                   90001_01   Reliability Assessment Tool              Planning        C.Lowe
                                                                                                                                    Approved
                                                                                                                                                   $100k-$250k           $6M-$7M             Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             evaluate the reliability risk level in a quantitative way using   and implemented in the control room.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             probabilistic methods and provide the operations floor with       The evaluated result will be displayed on the customized
                                                            Large Wind Power Production Ramp                                       0-Previously
   5    ERCOT      SO       SO                   90002_01
                                                            Forecasting
                                                                                                    Not Started
                                                                                                                                    Approved
                                                                                                                                                   $100k-$250k           $7M-$8M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           This project supports the interim settlement of all                 Necessary to comply with the requirements of PUCT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           provisioned Advanced Meters using actual 15 minute data             Subst. R. §25.130. Advanced Metering, HB 2129 and
                                   PRR 766                  Advanced Metering - PUCT 34610 -                                       0-Previously
   6     PUCT     RMS       RO                   80027_01                                            Planning        H. Day                        $250k-$500k           $7M-$8M             Y                 $ (750,000) as defined by PUCT Project 34610 (Interim Solution).                HB 3693, relating to advanced metering. Accelerates
                                   PUCT 34610               Interim Solution for Settlement                                         Approved                                                                               Included in this effort is: (a) The creation of a new usage         the timeline for the market to take advantage of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           loading process for providing 15-minute interval data to            benefits of advanced meters. Settling advanced meters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ERCOT from Advanced Meters; (b) Market receipt oftool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           This project makes enhancements to the MarkeTrak                    Reduce manual workarounds for efficient use Providers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               on a fifteen minute basis allows Retail Electric of Retail
                                                            MarkeTrak Enhancements (Workflow &                                     0-Previously
   7     Market   RMS       RO     SCR 749       70007_01
                                                            Reporting)
                                                                                                    Execution       K. Tanner
                                                                                                                                    Approved
                                                                                                                                                   $50k-$100k            $7M-$8M             Y                 $ 5,300,000 by: (a) Increasing usability; (b) Improving workflow of             Customer Choice resources, improve reporting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MarkeTrak Issues; and (c) Increasing reporting                  capabilities, enhance workflows and improve validations
   8    ERCOT      IO       IO                   90003_01   Spectel Server Replacement              Not Started                     1-Critical     $500k-$1M             $7M-$8M


   9    ERCOT      IO       IO                   90004_01   Data Storage                            Not Started                     1-Critical         $1M-$2M           $9M-$10M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To automate the current manual support required to                 This project will reduce the number of manual steps
                                                            Website Enhancements for ERCOT                                         0-Previously
  10     Market   RMS       RO     SCR 748       70006_02                                             Closed        K. Tanner                           <$50k            $9M-$10M            Y                 $ 4,300,000 update the Retail System Outage Notice functionally on              required to post Outage alerts on ERCOT.com. This
                                                            Outages PhII                                                            Approved                                                                                ERCOT's website and develop a system generated                     project will reduce the time required to post Outage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            canned email Market notification with limited details for          alerts on ERCOT.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Identify market facing servers without redundancy.                 Savings based on cost estimates of data cleanup due to
                                                            ERCOT Outage Evaluation PhII                                           0-Previously
  11     Market   RMS       RO     SCR 745       60006_01                                           Execution       C. Katskee                     $              -      $9M-$10M            Y                 $25,000,000 Implement new code and hardware when possible to                    outages: 4 large incidents per year at $25k each; 20
                                                            (SCR745)                                                                Approved                                                                                eliminate single points of failure. This will include clustering   small incidents per year at $5k each.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            market facing servers and implementing code which will be
                                                                                                                                   0-Previously                                                                             This projects implements integration best practices                Address architectural integration issues to resolve the
  12    ERCOT      RO       RO                   80040_01   TIBCO_Siebel Integration                Execution       C. Katskee
                                                                                                                                    Approved
                                                                                                                                                   $250k-$500k           $9M-$10M            Y                 $   (50,000) recommended by Oracle in effort to resolve the ‘Siebel             ‘Siebel Half-Order issue’ and help with stability between
                                                            Paperfree and NAESB Transition to                                                                                                                               Half-Order’ issues.                                                TIBCOad hoc data requests (4 hours notifications and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fewer and Siebel. Improved TIBCO per workday), less
                                                                                                                                   0-Previously                                                                             Transition of EAI reporting from Data Archive to Enterprise
  13    ERCOT      RO       RO                   50061_01   ISM formerly (EDW EAI Transition        Execution        H. Day
                                                                                                                                    Approved
                                                                                                                                                   $50k-$100k          $10M-$11M             Y                 $ 740,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Warehouse                                                     production support of data archive (4 hours per
                                                            Phase 1 (inc. PaperFree & NAESB))                                                                                                                                                                                                  workday), improved daily research of Siebel service
  14    ERCOT     MO       MO                    90005_01   MPIM integration with Siebel            Not Started                     1-Critical     $50k-$100k          $10M-$11M
                                                            Information Lifecycle Management
  15    ERCOT     MO       MO                    90006_01
                                                            (Comm Ops Systems)
                                                                                                    Not Started                     1-Critical     $250k-$500k         $10M-$11M

  16              Nodal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Improved reporting and analysis efficiency (7 hours per
                                                            Data Research and Reporting (formerly                                  0-Previously                                                                                Transition of ETS reporting from Data Archive to
  17    ERCOT      RO       RO                   50088_01                                            Planning        H. Day                        $250k-$500k         $10M-$11M             Y                 $ 1,200,000                                                              workday); Improved development efficiencies (16 hours
                                                            ETS Transition to EDW)                                                  Approved                                                                                   Enterprise Data Warehouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        per workday)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Purchase and deploy a software product that will provide Implementation of this tool will increase the efficiency of
                                                                                                                                   0-Previously                                                                              the ability to automate most of the current manual process the ERCOT Audit staff, will reduce the chance of human
 17.1   ERCOT      CO       CO                   80038_01   ACL Audit Exchange                      Execution       M. Decker
                                                                                                                                    Approved
                                                                                                                                                        <$50k          $10M-$11M             Y                 $    (68,000)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of auditing Lawson data, while maintaining employee data error skewing audit analysis, and will help in keeping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             confidentiality.                                           employee data confidential.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Define and implement the configuration, process and
                                                                                                                                   0-Previously
 17.2   ERCOT      CO       CO                   80036_01   ERCOT / TRE Accounting Structure        Execution     P. Feuerbacher                        <$50k          $10M-$11M             Y                 $          - procedures needed to separate the financial reporting for                                                             0
                                                                                                                                    Approved                                                                                 the TRE from ERCOT and continue to provide a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             consolidated financial statement for TRE and ERCOT by
                                                                                                                                   0-Previously                                                                                Replace aging equipment with newer, faster, more reliable
 17.3   ERCOT      IO       IO                   80021_01   WAN Refresh                             Execution
                                                                                                                                    Approved
                                                                                                                                                        <$50k          $10M-$11M             Y                 $           -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               equipment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ERCOT’s current monitoring and alerting environment is
                                                                                                                                   0-Previously                                                                                Licenses, design and deployment of end-to-end business   highly fragmented, unstable, and difficult to maintain.
 17.4   ERCOT      IO       IO                   80026_01   Enterprise Visibility                   Execution       K. Meinen
                                                                                                                                    Approved
                                                                                                                                                   $50k-$100k          $10M-$11M             Y                 $           -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               process monitoring and analysis.                         The current OpenView environment only monitors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        specific components of Production and business process
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Replace the old tape library hardware with new hardware. The new system will reduce power and space footprint
                                                                                                                                   0-Previously
 17.5   ERCOT      IO       IO                   80044_01   Tape Backup Hardware Replacement         Planning                                      $50k-$100k          $11M-$12M             Y                 $ 1,040,000 Existing hardware is at "end of life"; it met the needs of a and allow system to be moved to another data center.
                                                                                                                                    Approved                                                                               datacenter with less than 500 servers, ERCOT currently       Reduction of used/occupied floor space. Reduction of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           uses over 1500 servers and 263 database instances. The used kVA. Faster backups of data.Faster restoral of
                                                            Advanced Metering – Long-Term
  18     PUCT      RO       RO                   90007_01
                                                            Settlement Solution
                                                                                                    Not Started                      2-High            $1M-$2M         $11M-$12M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Projection Chart for Organizational Structure as well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Begin to respond to the recommendations documented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               as the Facilities Program indicates growth for ERCOT
                                                                                                                                                                      Separate funding                                         during MET Facility Analysis Phase 1 with regard to
  19    ERCOT      CO       CO                   80001_01   MET Center Disposition                   Planning       C. Barbero       2-High             >$5M                                 Y                 $           -                                                                   Administration to increase from approximately 31,129
                                                                                                                                                                         line item                                             housing the activities currently performed at the MET
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               square feet in 2007 to approximately 56,596 square feet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Center.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in 2011.

  20    ERCOT      IO       IO                    099909    Minor Capital                           Not Started                      2-High            $1M-$2M         $13M-$14M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Phase II deliverables:
  21    ERCOT      SO       SO                   60084_02   Mid-Term Load Forecast Phase II         Execution       M. Belcher       2-High             <$50k          $13M-$14M             Y                 $   140,000 - Upgrade AREVA Load Forecast from v2.2 to v2.5 of                  See project 60084_01 Benefit Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           latter.

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Portfolio        Commi Program                    Project                                                            Project               2008                                     Previously    2010
          Source               Source Doc                               Project Name                  Status                                           Budget Range Running Range                         Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                     Number                                                             Manager              Priority                                  Approved     budget

                                                            Improvements to VSA/DSA                                                                                                                                   The current implementation of VSAT/TSAT allows                Provide additional user functionality to make TSAT
  22    ERCOT      SO       SO                   50029_01
                                                            (TSAT/VSAT) - Phase II
                                                                                                    Execution        M. Belcher           2-High        $500k-$1M      $13M-$14M        Y                 $ (270,000) Operations to detect when ERCOT is at risk of voltage         minimally viable as a real-time operations tool, and to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      collapse for certain steady state risk situations, but does   significantly improve the usefulness of VSAT to
  23    ERCOT      RO       RO                   80030_01   MarkeTrak Phase 3                        Deferred                             2-High        $100k-$250k    $14M-$15M                          $        -                                                              0                                                                   0

  24    ERCOT      RO       RO                   80031_01   Retail Application Upgrades              Deferred                             2-High        $250k-$500k    $14M-$15M                          $           -                                                               0                                                               0


                                                            Infrastructure Monitoring Enhancement
  25    ERCOT      IO       IO                   90009_01
                                                            Project (Remedy Phase 3)
                                                                                                    Not Started                           2-High        $500k-$1M      $15M-$16M


  26    ERCOT      CO       CO                   60075_01   Cyber Security Project #1               Execution         V. Arnold           2-High        $100k-$250k    $15M-$16M        Y                 $   240,480

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The business process whereby employees’ performance is
  27    ERCOT      CO       CO                   80003_01   Employee Performance Management         Execution         C. Cioffi           2-High          <$50k        $15M-$16M        Y                 $         - rated against established criteria derived from job                                                                             0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      competencies. As part of the overall process a software
                                                            Vendor Contract Management (Phase                                                                                                                         The project will automate and link Hummingbird's contract
  28    ERCOT      CO       CO                   70034_01
                                                            2)
                                                                                                     Planning     P. Feuerbacher          2-High          <$50k        $15M-$16M        Y                 $    22,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      approval process with the contract and vendor database.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The purpose of this project is to upgrade or replace the            This project will provide improved information accuracy,
  29    ERCOT      CO       CO                   60058_01   Microsoft Project Server Upgrade        Execution         V. Arnold           2-High        $100k-$250k    $15M-$16M        Y                 $ 1,110,000 current Enterprise Project Management (EPM) tool and to             availability, and collection for management decision
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      implement portfolio management & reporting processes by             making. This project will improve the reliability of the grid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      streamlining management, access, and availability to                by more efficiently managing projects related to system

  30    ERCOT      IO       IO                   90010_01   Monitoring & Reporting Tools            Not Started                           2-High        $500k-$1M      $15M-$16M

                                                            Paperfree and NAESB Transition to                                                                                                                                                                                         Fewer ad hoc data requests (4 hours per workday), less
                                                            ISM formerly (EDW EAI Transition                                            0-Previously                                                                      Transition of EAI reporting from Data Archive to Enterprise production support of data archive (4 hours per
  31    ERCOT      RO       RO                   50061_02                                            Deferred
                                                                                                                                         Approved
                                                                                                                                                        $100k-$250k    $16M-$17M                          $   740,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Data Warehouse
                                                            Phase 2 (including PaperFree &                                                                                                                                                                                            workday), improved daily research of Siebel service
                                                            NAESB))                                                                                                                                                                                                                   order changes (8 hours per workday)
                                                            Advanced Metering - Retail Market                                                                                                                             Project scope assumed for AMI Indicator on TML. PRR
  32    ERCOT      RO       RO                   90011_01
                                                            Interface
                                                                                                    Not Started                           2-High        $500k-$1M      $16M-$17M                                          pending for AMI Indicator on TML to be championed by TX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SET.
  33    ERCOT      CO       CO                   70046_01   Cyber Security Project #2               Execution        M. Decker            2-High        $100k-$250k    $16M-$17M                          $ 1,264,639




  34    ERCOT      CO       CO                   80008_01   Cyber Security Project #3               Execution         V. Arnold           2-High        $100k-$250k    $16M-$17M        Y                 $           -                                                                                                                               0




  35    ERCOT      CO       CO                   80042_01   Cyber Security Project #6               Execution        M. Decker            2-High        $50k-$100k     $16M-$17M        Y                 $ 1,652,743




  36    ERCOT      CO       CO                   80016_01   Cyber Security Project #4               Execution                             2-High        $100k-$250k    $17M-$18M        Y                 $ 1,722,486


  37    ERCOT      CO       CO                   70014_01   Physical Security Project #1            Execution          Decker             2-High        $50k-$100k     $17M-$18M        Y                 $ 1,417,041

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      First project in a series of projects that together will form       Internal ERCOT benefit: 10 min. time savings per
                                                            Corporate Document Management
  38    ERCOT      CO       CO                   60029_01                                            Planning     Cioffi/P. Encinias      2-High        $250k-$500k    $17M-$18M        Y                 $ 5,700,000 the overall Enterprise Records Management program.                  employee per workday. Define ERCOT Records
                                                            (ENTERPRISE)                                                                                                                                              The objective of this project is to develop the strategy,           Management Procedures that are approved through the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      road map and framework for ERCOT Records                            standard executive ERCOT approval process. This will
                                                            Additional Zonal Projects Requested
  39    ERCOT      SO       SO                   90019_01   After Determination of New Nodal Go-    Not Started                           2-High        $500k-$1M      $17M-$18M
                                                            Live Date
                   Cutline - $18,150,000

  40    ERCOT      CO       CO                   90013_01   Blue Building Evacuation Route          Not Started                           2-High        $100k-$250k    $17M-$18M

  41    ERCOT      CO       CO                   90014_01   Cyber Security Project #7               Not Started                        3-High/Medium    $250k-$500k    $18M-$19M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Programs developed with the Lawson Process Flow
  42    ERCOT      CO       CO                   80007_01   Procurement Process Flows                Planning         C. Cioffi        3-High/Medium    $100k-$250k    $18M-$19M        Y                 $         - toolset which automates the flow of information during                                                                          0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      various steps to business processes. the capabilitiestype,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Currently ERCOT does not utilize all The number, and      Provide consistency in information provided to managers
  43    ERCOT      CO       CO                   70020_01   Process Flows - HR                       Planning         C. Cioffi        3-High/Medium    $100k-$250k    $18M-$19M        Y                 $   700,000 functionality available in the Lawson Manager/Employee    and employees; Reduce HR team's overload; Provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Programs developed with the will open up certain Lawson immediate access to information for mangers and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Self Serv Module. This projectLawson Process Flow
  44    ERCOT      CO       CO                   80013_01   Finance Process Flows                   Not Started                        3-High/Medium    $100k-$250k    $18M-$19M        Y                 $           - toolset which automates the flow of information during                                                        0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        various steps to business processes. The number, type,
  45     Market   MO       MO                    90015_01   Web-enabled Registration                Not Started                        3-High/Medium      <$50k        $18M-$19M

  46    ERCOT      CO       CO                      N/A     Cyber Security Project #5               Not Started                                                        $18M-$19M        Y


                                                                                                                                        0-Previously
  47    ERCOT      CO       CO                   60094_01   Physical Security Project #2             Closing         M. Decker
                                                                                                                                         Approved
                                                                                                                                                          <$50k        $18M-$19M        Y                 $   (94,000)




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Benefit Summary
Portfolio        Commi Program                    Project                                                            Project            2008                                     Previously    2010
          Source               Source Doc                               Project Name                   Status                                       Budget Range Running Range                         Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                     Number                                                             Manager           Priority                                  Approved     budget


  48    ERCOT      CO       CO                   80002_01   Physical Security Project #3             Not Started                    3-High/Medium    $100k-$250k   $18M-$19M                           $          -

                        Capability Line - Additional $1.2M - Projects above this line are authorized to begin to help maximize 2009 project delivery (Ranks 40-48)
  49    ERCOT      CO       CO                   90016_01   Intranet Replacement                     Not Started                      4-Medium       $250k-$500k   $19M-$20M

  50    ERCOT     MO       MO                    90017_01   ERCOT.com CMS Replacement                Not Started                      4-Medium       $250k-$500k   $19M-$20M
                        Parking Lot Items Below This Line - Total Unfunded Not in Parking Lot = $640,000 (Rank 49-50)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Space in TCC1 is increasingly becoming limited. There are    The overall objective of this project is to create more
  96    ERCOT      CO       CO                   90008_01   Taylor Reconfiguration                    Initiation    P. Encinias     9-Parking Lot                                                      $ 1,440,000 several instances with employee workspaces being             space for TCC1 to satisfy the new applicants and to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lawson haswithin a cubicle. The employee population the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   doubled-up restructured the application security within      In addition to the additive role teams in close proximity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                keep the managers and their based security, the new
  97    ERCOT      CO       CO                   70015_01   Lawson Security                          Not Started   P. Feuerbacher   9-Parking Lot                                                      $ 230,000 suite of applications. The security is no longer deductive    model will provide better audit capabilities and support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    where a user is to VCM for required automated the security for Sarbanes Oxley level compliance. The new model -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Enhancements given access to everything and reporting       $
  97    ERCOT      CO       CO                   80004_01   VCM Replacement                          Not Started                    9-Parking Lot                                                      $          - capabilities not provided by the Managed Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provider.                                                   $                                                       3
  98    ERCOT      SO       SO                              OTS (Operator Training Simulator)                                       9-Parking Lot

  99     Market   MO       MO                               Demand Response for Settlement                                          9-Parking Lot

  99     Market   MO       MO                               Verifiable Cost Management System                                       9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT     MO       MO                               Nodal.ercot.com Retirement                                              9-Parking Lot

  99     Market   MO       MO                               Enhancements to API for Disputes                                        9-Parking Lot

  99     Market   MO       MO                               NPRRs & Mandates                                                        9-Parking Lot

                                                            COMS Extract, Report & Web Services
  99    ERCOT     MO       MO                                                                                                       9-Parking Lot
                                                            Monitoring & Usage Statistics

  99    ERCOT      CO       CO                              Corporate Document Management                                           9-Parking Lot


  99    ERCOT      CO       CO                              Cyber Security Project #8                                               9-Parking Lot


  99    ERCOT      CO       CO                              Intranet Assessment POC                                                 9-Parking Lot



  99    ERCOT      CO       CO                              Cyber Security Project #9                                               9-Parking Lot



  99    ERCOT      CO       CO                              Credit NPRRs                                                            9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT      CO       CO                              E-Procurement                                                           9-Parking Lot

                                                            Asset Management Integration (Altiris,
  99    ERCOT      CO       CO                                                                                                      9-Parking Lot
                                                            Remedy, Lawson)

  99    ERCOT      CO       CO                              SharePoint Hosting                                                      9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT      IO       IO                              Network - Switches                                                      9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT      IO       IO                              Computing Hardware - Desktops                                           9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT      IO       IO                              Network - Firewalls                                                     9-Parking Lot

                                                            Computing Hardware - X-series
  99    ERCOT      IO       IO                                                                                                      9-Parking Lot
                                                            Replacement

  99    ERCOT      IO       IO                              Storage - Misc.                                                         9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT      RO       RO                              TML Transition to MIS                                                   9-Parking Lot

  99     Market    SO       SO                              MMS Multiple Network Models                                             9-Parking Lot

                                                            MMS Dynamically scheduled resource
  99     Market    SO       SO                              incremental and decremental energy                                      9-Parking Lot
                                                            offer curves.

  99     Market    SO       SO                              MMS S&B Information only calculations                                   9-Parking Lot

  99     Market    SO       SO                              NPRRs & Mandates                                                        9-Parking Lot

                                                            IMM & ERCOT Market Operations
  99      IMM      SO       SO                                                                                                      9-Parking Lot
                                                            Support Study Tools




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Benefit Summary
Portfolio        Commi Program                    Project                                                      Project      2008                                      Previously    2010
          Source               Source Doc                               Project Name                  Status                             Budget Range Running Range                         Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                     Number                                                       Manager     Priority                                   Approved     budget

                                                            ERCOT System Operations User
  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                                                                                           9-Parking Lot
                                                            Interfaces & Alarm Improvements

  99     Market    SO       SO                              CRR API                                                      9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                              NMMS API                                                     9-Parking Lot

                                                            MMS A/S Deliverability Evaluation
  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                                                                                           9-Parking Lot
                                                            Function (DEF) Enhancements

  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                              MMS Weekly RUC Enhancements                                  9-Parking Lot

                                                            Implemention of "shelf-ready"
                                                            functionality for co-optimizing energy
  99     Market    SO       SO                                                                                           9-Parking Lot
                                                            and A/S for self-committed resources in
                                                            DAM

  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                              MMS Save Case Format Enhancement                             9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                              MMS CCT Data Enhancement                                     9-Parking Lot

                                                            MMS Credit Check Performance
  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                                                                                           9-Parking Lot
                                                            Enhancement

  99 Market/ERCOT SO        SO                              Outage Scheduler Enhancements                                9-Parking Lot




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Benefit Summary
Portfolio        Commi Program                  Project                                                    Project               2008         Budget                           Previously    2010
          Source               Source Doc                     Project Name / Type           Status                                                         Running Range                             Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                   Number                                                     Manager              Priority      Range                            Approved     budget


                                                           Taylor Data Center
   1     ERCOT    CO      CO                    80047_01
                                                           Expansion
                                                                                           Initiation      C. Barbero          1-Critical    $5M-$10M         $6M-$7M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Purchase and deploy a software product that will provide       Implementation of this tool will increase the efficiency
                                                                                                                              0-Previously
  17.1   ERCOT    CO      CO                    80038_01   ACL Audit Exchange             Execution        M. Decker                           <$50k          $6M-$7M              Y                 $   (68,000) the ability to automate most of the current manual             of the ERCOT Audit staff, will reduce the chance of
                                                                                                                               Approved                                                                           process of auditing Lawson data, while maintaining             human error skewing audit analysis, and will help in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  employee data confidentiality.                                 keeping employee data confidential.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Define and implement the configuration, process and
                                                           ERCOT / TRE Accounting                                             0-Previously
  17.2   ERCOT    CO      CO                    80036_01                                  Execution     P. Feuerbacher                         <$50k          $6M-$7M              Y                 $         - procedures needed to separate the financial reporting for
                                                           Structure                                                           Approved                                                                           the TRE from ERCOT and continue to provide a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  consolidated financial statement for TRE and ERCOT by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Projection Chart for Organizational Structure as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Begin to respond to the recommendations documented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 well as the Facilities Program indicates growth for
                                                                                                                                                               Separate                                           during MET Facility Analysis Phase 1 with regard to
  19     ERCOT    CO      CO                    80001_01   MET Center Disposition          Planning        C. Barbero           2-High          >$5M                               Y                 $         -                                                                 ERCOT Administration to increase from approximately
                                                                                                                                                           funding line item                                      housing the activities currently performed at the MET
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 31,129 square feet in 2007 to approximately 56,596
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Center.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 square feet in 2011.
  26     ERCOT    CO      CO                    60075_01   Cyber Security Project #1      Execution         V. Arnold           2-High       $100k-$250k      $6M-$7M              Y                 $   240,480

                                                           Employee Performance                                                                                                                                  The business process whereby employees’ performance
  27     ERCOT    CO      CO                    80003_01
                                                           Management
                                                                                          Execution         C. Cioffi           2-High         <$50k          $7M-$8M              Y                 $         - is rated against established criteria derived from job
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 competencies. As part of the overall process a software
                                                           Vendor Contract
  28     ERCOT    CO      CO                    70034_01
                                                           Management (Phase 2)
                                                                                           Planning     P. Feuerbacher          2-High         <$50k          $7M-$8M              Y                 $    22,000

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The purpose of this project is to upgrade or replace the        This project will provide improved information
                                                           Microsoft Project Server
  29     ERCOT    CO      CO                    60058_01                                  Execution         V. Arnold           2-High       $100k-$250k      $7M-$8M              Y                 $ 1,110,000 current Enterprise Project Management (EPM) tool and            accuracy, availability, and collection for management
                                                           Upgrade                                                                                                                                               to implement portfolio management & reporting                   decision making. This project will improve the reliability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 processes by streamlining management, access, and               of the grid by more efficiently managing projects
  33     ERCOT    CO      CO                    70046_01   Cyber Security Project #2      Execution        M. Decker            2-High       $100k-$250k      $7M-$8M                                $ 1,264,639




  34     ERCOT    CO      CO                    80008_01   Cyber Security Project #3      Execution         V. Arnold           2-High       $100k-$250k      $7M-$8M              Y                 $          -




  35     ERCOT    CO      CO                    80042_01   Cyber Security Project #6      Execution        M. Decker            2-High       $50k-$100k       $7M-$8M              Y                 $ 1,652,743




  36     ERCOT    CO      CO                    80016_01   Cyber Security Project #4      Execution                             2-High       $100k-$250k      $7M-$8M              Y                 $ 1,722,486


  37     ERCOT    CO      CO                    70014_01   Physical Security Project #1   Execution          Decker             2-High       $50k-$100k       $7M-$8M              Y                 $ 1,417,041

                                                           Corporate Document                                                                                                                                    First project in a series of projects that together will form   Internal ERCOT benefit: 10 min. time savings per
  38     ERCOT    CO      CO                    60029_01   Management                      Planning     Cioffi/P. Encinias      2-High       $250k-$500k      $7M-$8M              Y                 $ 5,700,000 the overall Enterprise Records Management program.              employee per workday. Define ERCOT Records
                                                           (ENTERPRISE)                                                                                                                                          The objective of this project is to develop the strategy,       Management Procedures that are approved through the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 road map and framework for ERCOT Records                        standard executive ERCOT approval process. This will
                        Cutline
                                                           Blue Building Evacuation
  40     ERCOT    CO      CO                    90013_01
                                                           Route
                                                                                          Not Started                           2-High       $100k-$250k      $8M-$9M

  41     ERCOT    CO      CO                    90014_01   Cyber Security Project #7      Not Started                        3-High/Medium   $250k-$500k      $8M-$9M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Programs developed with the Lawson Process Flow
  42     ERCOT    CO      CO                    80007_01   Procurement Process Flows       Planning         C. Cioffi        3-High/Medium   $100k-$250k      $8M-$9M              Y                 $         - toolset which automates the flow of information during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 various steps to business processes. The number, type,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Currently ERCOT does not utilize all the capabilities and Provide consistency in information provided to
  43     ERCOT    CO      CO                    70020_01   Process Flows - HR              Planning         C. Cioffi        3-High/Medium   $100k-$250k      $8M-$9M              Y                 $   700,000 functionality available in the Lawson Manager/Employee managers and employees; Reduce HR team's

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Programs Module. This project will open up certain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Self Serv developed with the Lawson Process Flow          overload; Provide immediate access to information for
  44     ERCOT    CO      CO                    80013_01   Finance Process Flows          Not Started                        3-High/Medium   $100k-$250k      $8M-$9M              Y                 $         - toolset which automates the flow of information during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    various steps to business processes. The number, type,
  46     ERCOT    CO      CO                      N/A      Cyber Security Project #5      Not Started                                                         $8M-$9M              Y

                                                                                                                              0-Previously
  47     ERCOT    CO      CO                    60094_01   Physical Security Project #2    Closing         M. Decker
                                                                                                                               Approved
                                                                                                                                               <$50k          $8M-$9M              Y                 $   (94,000)


  48     ERCOT    CO      CO                    80002_01   Physical Security Project #3   Not Started                        3-High/Medium   $100k-$250k     $9M-$10M                                $          -

                       Capability Line - Additional $1.2M - Projects above this line are authorized to begin to help maximize 2009 project delivery (Ranks 40-48)



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Portfolio        Commi Program                  Project                                                    Project          2008         Budget                       Previously    2010
          Source               Source Doc                     Project Name / Type            Status                                                   Running Range                         Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                   Number                                                     Manager         Priority      Range                        Approved     budget

  49    ERCOT     CO      CO                    90016_01   Intranet Replacement            Not Started                    4-Medium      $250k-$500k    $9M-$10M
                       Parking Lot Items Below This Line - Total Unfunded Not in Parking Lot = $640,000 (Rank 49-50)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Space in TCC1 is increasingly becoming limited. There     The overall objective of this project is to create more
  96    ERCOT     CO      CO                    90008_01   Taylor Reconfiguration           Initiation    P. Encinias   9-Parking Lot                                                       $ 1,440,000 are several instances with employee workspaces being      space for TCC1 to satisfy the new applicants and to
                                                                                                                                                                                                        doubled-up within a cubicle. The employee population
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lawson has restructured the application security within   keep the managers and their teams in close proximity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In addition to the additive role based security, the new
  97    ERCOT     CO      CO                    70015_01   Lawson Security                 Not Started   P. Feuerbacher 9-Parking Lot                                                       $ 230,000 the suite of applications. The security is no longer      model will provide better audit capabilities and support
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Enhancements to user is required automated reporting
                                                                                                                                                                                                         deductive where aVCM forgiven access to everything and for Sarbanes Oxley level compliance. The new model
  97    ERCOT     CO      CO                    80004_01   VCM Replacement                 Not Started                  9-Parking Lot                                                       $          - capabilities not provided by the Managed Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Provider.
                                                           Corporate Document
  99    ERCOT     CO      CO                                                                                            9-Parking Lot
                                                           Management

  99    ERCOT     CO      CO                               Cyber Security Project #8                                    9-Parking Lot


  99    ERCOT     CO      CO                               Intranet Assessment POC                                      9-Parking Lot



  99    ERCOT     CO      CO                               Cyber Security Project #9                                    9-Parking Lot



  99    ERCOT     CO      CO                               Credit NPRRs                                                 9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT     CO      CO                               E-Procurement                                                9-Parking Lot

                                                           Asset Management
  99    ERCOT     CO      CO                               Integration (Altiris, Remedy,                                9-Parking Lot
                                                           Lawson)
  99    ERCOT     CO      CO                               SharePoint Hosting                                           9-Parking Lot




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Benefit Summary
Portfolio        Commi Program                   Project                                                         Project        2008                                         Previously    2010
          Source               Source Doc                            Project Name / Type             Status                                  Budget Range Running Range                            Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                    Number                                                          Manager       Priority                                      Approved     budget


   8    ERCOT     IO       IO                   90003_01   Spectel Server Replacement              Not Started                 1-Critical     $500k-$1M          $500k-$1M


   9    ERCOT     IO       IO                   90004_01   Data Storage                            Not Started                 1-Critical      $1M-$2M           $2M-$3M


                                                                                                                             0-Previously                                                                         Replace aging equipment with newer, faster, more reliable
 17.3   ERCOT     IO       IO                   80021_01   WAN Refresh                             Execution
                                                                                                                              Approved
                                                                                                                                                <$50k            $2M-$3M         Y                 $          -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  equipment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ERCOT’s current monitoring and alerting environment is
                                                                                                                             0-Previously                                                                         Licenses, design and deployment of end-to-end business    highly fragmented, unstable, and difficult to maintain.
 17.4   ERCOT     IO       IO                   80026_01   Enterprise Visibility                   Execution     K. Meinen
                                                                                                                              Approved
                                                                                                                                              $50k-$100k         $2M-$3M         Y                 $          -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  process monitoring and analysis.                          The current OpenView environment only monitors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            specific components of Production and business process
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Replace the old tape library hardware with new hardware. The new system will reduce power and space footprint
                                                                                                                             0-Previously
 17.5   ERCOT     IO       IO                   80044_01   Tape Backup Hardware Replacement         Planning                                  $50k-$100k         $2M-$3M         Y                 $ 1,040,000 Existing hardware is at "end of life"; it met the needs of a and allow system to be moved to another data center.
                                                                                                                              Approved                                                                         datacenter with less than 500 servers, ERCOT currently       Reduction of used/occupied floor space. Reduction of
                                                                                                                                                                                                               uses over 1500 servers and 263 database instances. The used kVA. Faster backups of data.Faster restoral of
  20    ERCOT     IO       IO                    099909    Minor Capital                           Not Started                  2-High         $1M-$2M           $3M-$4M

                                                           Infrastructure Monitoring Enhancement
  25    ERCOT     IO       IO                   90009_01
                                                           Project (Remedy Phase 3)
                                                                                                   Not Started                  2-High        $500k-$1M          $4M-$5M


  30    ERCOT     IO       IO                   90010_01   Monitoring & Reporting Tools            Not Started                  2-High        $500k-$1M          $4M-$5M

                       Cutline
                       Capability Line - Additional $1.2M - Projects above this line are authorized to begin to help maximize 2009 project delivery (Ranks 40-48)
                       Parking Lot Items Below This Line - Total Unfunded Not in Parking Lot = $640,000 (Rank 49-50)
  99    ERCOT     IO       IO                              Network - Switches                                                9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT     IO       IO                              Computing Hardware - Desktops                                     9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT     IO       IO                              Network - Firewalls                                               9-Parking Lot

                                                           Computing Hardware - X-series
  99    ERCOT     IO       IO                                                                                                9-Parking Lot
                                                           Replacement

  99    ERCOT     IO       IO                              Storage - Misc.                                                   9-Parking Lot




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          Source               Source Doc                  Project Name / Type   Status                        Budget Range Running Range                         Net Benefit Summary Description
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          Source               Source Doc                  Project Name / Type   Status                        Budget Range Running Range                         Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                    Number                                   Manager   Priority                                Approved     budget




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Benefit Summary
Portfolio        Commi Program                    Project                                                       Project       2008                                     Previously    2010
          Source               Source Doc                           Project Name / Type             Status                                Budget Range Running Range                         Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                     Number                                                        Manager      Priority                                  Approved     budget

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Conduct study to evaluate possible solutions for ERCOT to    ERCOT systems have been designed for processing
                                                            Study for Advanced Metering Long
                                                                                                                                                                                                         change its systems to accommodate full settlement using      market transactions assuming a predominate population
                                                            Term Solution of Settlement (fka                               0-Previously
   2    ERCOT     MO       MO                    70057_01                                          Closing       H.Day                       <$50k          <$50k          Y                 $ (200,000) 15-minute intervaldata from Advanced Meters–providing        of non-IDRESIIDs. An influx of advanced meter data
                                                            ERCOT System Throughput for IDR                                 Approved
                                                                                                                                                                                                         costs, benefits, conceptual design and estimated timelines   would substantially increase the demand on the ERCOT
                                                            (Advanced Metering)
                                                                                                                                                                                                         forimplementation.                                           wholesale settlement systems with respectt ob

  14    ERCOT     MO       MO                    90005_01   MPIM integration with Siebel          Not Started               1-Critical     $50k-$100k    $50k-$100k
                                                            Information Lifecycle Management
  15    ERCOT     MO       MO                    90006_01
                                                            (Comm Ops Systems)
                                                                                                  Not Started               1-Critical     $250k-$500k   $500k-$1M
                         Cutline
  45     Market   MO       MO                    90015_01   Web-enabled Registration              Not Started             3-High/Medium      <$50k       $500k-$1M
                        Capability Line - Additional $1.2M - Projects above this line are authorized to begin to help maximize 2009 project delivery (Ranks 40-48)
  50    ERCOT     MO       MO                    90017_01   ERCOT.com CMS Replacement             Not Started               4-Medium       $250k-$500k   $500k-$1M
                        Parking Lot Items Below This Line - Total Unfunded Not in Parking Lot = $640,000 (Rank 49-50)
  99     Market   MO       MO                               Demand Response for Settlement                                9-Parking Lot

  99     Market   MO       MO                               Verifiable Cost Management System                             9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT     MO       MO                               Nodal.ercot.com Retirement                                    9-Parking Lot

  99     Market   MO       MO                               Enhancements to API for Disputes                              9-Parking Lot

  99     Market   MO       MO                               NPRRs & Mandates                                              9-Parking Lot

                                                            COMS Extract, Report & Web Services
  99    ERCOT     MO       MO                                                                                             9-Parking Lot
                                                            Monitoring & Usage Statistics




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Portfolio        Commi Program                   Project                                  Project    2008                                   Previously    2010
          Source               Source Doc                  Project Name / Type   Status                        Budget Range Running Range                         Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                    Number                                   Manager   Priority                                Approved     budget




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Benefit Summary
Portfolio        Commi Program                    Project                                                         Project         2008                                          Previously    2010
          Source               Source Doc                           Project Name / Type               Status                                   Budget Range Running Range                             Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                     Number                                                          Manager        Priority                                       Approved     budget

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This project will implement revision requests PRR 756 and            The project is necessary to comply with the
                                   PRR 756
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LPGRR 30. These revision requests are necessary to                  requirements of House Bill 3693. The project will develop
                                   LPGRR 30                 Small Renewables/Distributed                                       0-Previously
   3     PUCT     RMS       RO
                                   HB 3693
                                                 80028_01
                                                            Generation - RMWG
                                                                                                    Execution      H. Day
                                                                                                                                Approved
                                                                                                                                                     <$50k          <$50k           Y                 $ (1,100,000) comply with HB 3693 which requires ERCOT to settle                  a Load Profiling and Data Aggregation methodology to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Distributed Renewable Generation by 01/01/2009.                     better represent output of distributed renewable
                                   PUCT 34890
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PRR 756 allows for settlement of distributed renewable              generation resources with a capacity of less than 50 kW.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This project supports the interim settlement of all                 Necessary to comply with the requirements of PUCT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    provisioned Advanced Meters using actual 15 minute data             Subst. R. §25.130. Advanced Metering, HB 2129 and
                                   PRR 766                  Advanced Metering - PUCT 34610 -                                   0-Previously
   6     PUCT     RMS       RO                   80027_01                                            Planning      H. Day                       $250k-$500k       $250k-$500k       Y                 $ (750,000) as defined by PUCT Project 34610 (Interim Solution).                  HB 3693, relating to advanced metering. Accelerates
                                   PUCT 34610               Interim Solution for Settlement                                     Approved                                                                            Included in this effort is: (a) The creation of a new usage         the timeline for the market to take advantage of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    loading process for providing 15-minute interval data to            benefits of advanced meters. Settling advanced meters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ERCOT from Advanced Meters; (b) Market receipt of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This project makes enhancements to the MarkeTrak tool               on a fifteen minute basis allows Retail Electric Providers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Reduce manual workarounds for efficient use of Retail
                                                            MarkeTrak Enhancements (Workflow &                                 0-Previously
   7     Market   RMS       RO     SCR 749       70007_01
                                                            Reporting)
                                                                                                    Execution     K. Tanner
                                                                                                                                Approved
                                                                                                                                                $50k-$100k        $250k-$500k       Y                 $ 5,300,000 by: (a) Increasing usability; (b) Improving workflow of               Customer Choice resources, improve reporting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MarkeTrak Issues; and (c) Increasing reporting to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     To automate the current manual support required                    capabilities, enhance workflows andof manualvalidations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This project will reduce the number improve steps
                                                            Website Enhancements for ERCOT                                     0-Previously                                                                          update the Retail System Outage Notice functionally on             required to post Outage alerts on ERCOT.com. This
  10     Market   RMS       RO     SCR 748       70006_02                                             Closed      K. Tanner                          <$50k        $250k-$500k       Y                 $ 4,300,000
                                                            Outages PhII                                                        Approved                                                                             ERCOT's website and develop a system generated                     project will reduce the time required to post Outage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     canned email Market notification with limited details for          alerts on ERCOT.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Identify market facing servers without redundancy.                 Savings based on cost estimates of data cleanup due to
                                                            ERCOT Outage Evaluation PhII                                       0-Previously                                                                          Implement new code and hardware when possible to
  11     Market   RMS       RO     SCR 745       60006_01                                           Execution     C. Katskee                    $             -   $250k-$500k       Y                 $25,000,000                                                                       outages: 4 large incidents per year at $25k each; 20
                                                            (SCR745)                                                            Approved                                                                             eliminate single points of failure. This will include clustering   small incidents per year at $5k each.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     market facing servers and implementing code which will be
                                                                                                                               0-Previously                                                                          This projects implements integration best practices                Address architectural integration issues to resolve the
  12    ERCOT      RO       RO                   80040_01   TIBCO_Siebel Integration                Execution     C. Katskee
                                                                                                                                Approved
                                                                                                                                                $250k-$500k       $500k-$1M         Y                 $   (50,000)   recommended by Oracle in effort to resolve the ‘Siebel             ‘Siebel Half-Order issue’ and help with stability between
                                                            Paperfree and NAESB Transition to                                                                                                                        Half-Order’ issues.                                                Fewer ad hoc data requests (4 hours notifications and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TIBCO and Siebel. Improved TIBCO per workday), less
                                                            ISM formerly (EDW EAI Transition                                   0-Previously                                                                          Transition of EAI reporting from Data Archive to Enterprise        production support of data archive (4 hours per
  13    ERCOT      RO       RO                   50061_01                                           Execution      H. Day
                                                                                                                                Approved
                                                                                                                                                $50k-$100k        $500k-$1M         Y                 $   740,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Data Warehouse
                                                            Phase 1 (including PaperFree &                                                                                                                                                                                              workday), improved daily research of Siebel service
                                                            NAESB))                                                                                                                                                                                                                     order changes (8 hours per workday)
  16              Nodal                                     Nodal Program Delivery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Improved reporting and analysis efficiency (7 hours per
                                                            Data Research and Reporting (formerly                              0-Previously                                                                          Transition of ETS reporting from Data Archive to
  17    ERCOT      RO       RO                   50088_01                                            Planning      H. Day                       $250k-$500k        $1M-$2M          Y                 $ 1,200,000                                                                       workday); Improved development efficiencies (16 hours
                                                            ETS Transition to EDW)                                              Approved                                                                             Enterprise Data Warehouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        per workday)
                                                            Advanced Metering – Long-Term
  18     PUCT      RO       RO                   90007_01
                                                            Settlement Solution
                                                                                                    Not Started                   2-High            $1M-$2M        $2M-$3M

  23    ERCOT      RO       RO                   80030_01   MarkeTrak Phase 3                        Deferred                     2-High        $100k-$250k        $2M-$3M                            $          -

  24    ERCOT      RO       RO                   80031_01   Retail Application Upgrades              Deferred                     2-High        $250k-$500k        $2M-$3M                            $          -

                                                            Paperfree and NAESB Transition to                                                                                                                                                                                    Fewer ad hoc data requests (4 hours per workday), less
                                                            ISM formerly (EDW EAI Transition                                   0-Previously                                                                          Transition of EAI reporting from Data Archive to Enterprise production support of data archive (4 hours per
  31    ERCOT      RO       RO                   50061_02                                            Deferred
                                                                                                                                Approved
                                                                                                                                                $100k-$250k        $2M-$3M                            $   740,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Data Warehouse
                                                            Phase 2 (including PaperFree &                                                                                                                                                                                       workday), improved daily research of Siebel service
                                                            NAESB))                                                                                                                                                                                                              order changes (8 hours per workday)
                                                            Advanced Metering - Retail Market                                                                                                                        Project scope assumed for AMI Indicator on TML. PRR
  32    ERCOT      RO       RO                   90011_01
                                                            Interface
                                                                                                    Not Started                   2-High        $500k-$1M          $3M-$4M                                           pending for AMI Indicator on TML to be championed by TX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SET.
                          Cutline
                          Capability Line - Additional $1.2M - Projects above this line are authorized to begin to help maximize 2009 project delivery (Ranks 40-48)
                          Parking Lot Items Below This Line - Total Unfunded Not in Parking Lot = $640,000 (Rank 49-50)
  99    ERCOT      RO       RO                              TML Transition to MIS                                              9-Parking Lot




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Benefit Summary
Portfolio        Commi Program                    Project                                                           Project         2008                                      Previously    2010
          Source               Source Doc                            Project Name / Type                Status                                   Budget Range Running Range                         Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                     Number                                                            Manager        Priority                                   Approved     budget

                                                                                                                                 0-Previously                                                                    The objective is to develop a reliability assessment tool to An in-house reliability assessment tool will be developed
   4    ERCOT      SO       SO                   90001_01   Reliability Assessment Tool                Planning      C.Lowe
                                                                                                                                  Approved
                                                                                                                                                  $100k-$250k   $100-$250k        Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 evaluate the reliability risk level in a quantitative way using and implemented in the control room.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 probabilistic methods and provide the operations floor with The evaluated result will be displayed on the customized
                                                            Large Wind Power Production Ramp                                     0-Previously
   5    ERCOT      SO       SO                   90002_01
                                                            Forecasting
                                                                                                      Not Started
                                                                                                                                  Approved
                                                                                                                                                  $100k-$250k   $250k-$500k

  16              Nodal                                     Nodal Program Delivery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Phase II deliverables:
  21    ERCOT      SO       SO                   60084_02   Mid-Term Load Forecast Phase II           Execution     M. Belcher      2-High          <$50k       $250k-$500k       Y                 $  140,000 - Upgrade AREVA Load Forecast from v2.2 to v2.5 of              See project 60084_01 Benefit Summary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                latter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The current implementation of VSAT/TSAT allows                 Provide additional user functionality to make TSAT
                                                            Improvements to VSA/DSA
  22    ERCOT      SO       SO                   50029_01
                                                            (TSAT/VSAT) - Phase II
                                                                                                      Execution     M. Belcher      2-High        $500k-$1M     $500k-$1M         Y                 $ (270,000) Operations to detect when ERCOT is at risk of voltage          minimally viable as a real-time operations tool, and to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 collapse for certain steady state risk situations, but does   significantly improve the usefulness of VSAT to
                                                            Additional Zonal Projects Requested
  39    ERCOT      SO       SO                   90019_01   After Determination of New Nodal Go-      Not Started                   2-High        $500k-$1M        $1M-$2M
                                                            Live Date
                          Cutline
                          Capability Line - Additional $1.2M - Projects above this line are authorized to begin to help maximize 2009 project delivery (Ranks 40-48)
                          Parking Lot Items Below This Line - Total Unfunded Not in Parking Lot = $640,000 (Rank 49-50)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $                                                         3
  98    ERCOT      SO       SO                              OTS (Operator Training Simulator)                                    9-Parking Lot

  99     Market    SO       SO                              MMS Multiple Network Models                                          9-Parking Lot

                                                            MMS Dynamically scheduled resource
  99     Market    SO       SO                              incremental and decremental energy                                   9-Parking Lot
                                                            offer curves.

  99     Market    SO       SO                              MMS S&B Information only calculations                                9-Parking Lot

  99     Market    SO       SO                              NPRRs & Mandates                                                     9-Parking Lot

                                                            IMM & ERCOT Market Operations
  99      IMM      SO       SO                                                                                                   9-Parking Lot
                                                            Support Study Tools
                                                            ERCOT System Operations User
  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                                                                                                   9-Parking Lot
                                                            Interfaces & Alarm Improvements

  99     Market    SO       SO                              CRR API                                                              9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                              NMMS API                                                             9-Parking Lot

                                                            MMS A/S Deliverability Evaluation
  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                                                                                                   9-Parking Lot
                                                            Function (DEF) Enhancements

  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                              MMS Weekly RUC Enhancements                                          9-Parking Lot

                                                            Implemention of "shelf-ready"
                                                            functionality for co-optimizing energy
  99     Market    SO       SO                                                                                                   9-Parking Lot
                                                            and A/S for self-committed resources in
                                                            DAM

  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                              MMS Save Case Format Enhancement                                     9-Parking Lot

  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                              MMS CCT Data Enhancement                                             9-Parking Lot

                                                            MMS Credit Check Performance
  99    ERCOT      SO       SO                                                                                                   9-Parking Lot
                                                            Enhancement

  99 Market/ERCOT SO        SO                              Outage Scheduler Enhancements                                        9-Parking Lot




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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Benefit Summary
Portfolio        Commi Program                   Project                                  Project    2008                                   Previously    2010
          Source               Source Doc                  Project Name / Type   Status                        Budget Range Running Range                         Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                    Number                                   Manager   Priority                                Approved     budget




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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Benefit Summary
Portfolio        Commi Program                   Project                                  Project    2008                                   Previously    2010
          Source               Source Doc                  Project Name / Type   Status                        Budget Range Running Range                         Net Benefit Summary Description
 Rank             ttee   Area                    Number                                   Manager   Priority                                Approved     budget




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                                                          Unfunded Projects
                                                                                   Board
                   Prog   Source                                          Budget
Source Committee                   Project               Priority Rank            Approval      Summary Description   Benefit Summary
                   Area    Doc                                           Estimate
                                                                                    Date




                                             75d83502-9b75-407f-b9e7-183a2581582f.xlsUnfunded Projects                        5/18/2012
                                                       PPL Legend
Indicator                           Meaning                                             Other Definitions

                                                                                       Used to capture the cost of projects above the
                                                                   "Not Yet Started"
Orange shading   Recent approved change                                                cutline that haven't started in the summary totals at
                                                                        Status
                                                                                       the bottom of the PPL

                 Value in question (request somehow didn't agree
Fuscia shading
                 with prior values on PPL)
                                                                     "Committee"       "Committee" is the entity of origin of a project

Yellow shading   Current year priority and rank                           vs.          "Program Area" is the ERCOT team that is
                                                                                       responsible for delivering the project
                                                                   "Program Area"                 (i.e. CO, IO, MO, RO or SO)

Yellow shading   Next year priority, rank and budget



 Blue shading    Breakpoint between 2006 and 2007 PPLs



 Red shading     2007 cutline

				
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