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					                                      2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects--CO
2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects--CO
                                                                                                                                                               2008          2008
                                                                                                                Current     Project        2008       2008
  Source   Committee   Prog Area   Source Doc                            Project                 ProjectNo.                                                   Budget       Running   Net Benefit                    Summary Description
                                                                                                                 Status     Manager       Priority    Rank
                                                                                                                                                              Range         Range
                                                                                                                                                                                                 PR-50123_02 will implement the HotDocs contract
                                                                                                                                                                                                 assembly software package. This package was purchased
   ERCOT      CO          CO                    HotDocs Implementation                           50123_02      Cancelled   Feuerbacher                                       <$1M    $ 8,400,000 as part of PR-50123 Document Management, however the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 implementation was not included in the scope of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 project.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    This project will implement an enhanced requisition
   ERCOT      CO          CO                    Lawson Procurement Process Efficiency            50015_03       Closing    Feuerbacher                       <$50k           <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                    process flow.




                                                                                                                                                                                                    Configure Lawson to be the single time entry point for
   ERCOT      CO          CO                    Lawson Project Time Entry                        60086_01       Closed     Feuerbacher                       <$50k           <$1M    $    150,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                    capital projects.



   ERCOT      CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #5                        60075_01      Execution     Arnold                          $500k-$1M       <$1M    $    240,480
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Upgrade Lawson Application Suite and Environment to
   ERCOT      CO          CO                    Lawson Managed Application Service Provider       60020_01       Closing   Feuerbacher                       <$50k           <$1M        180000
                                                                                                                                                                                                    version 8.1




                                                                                                                                                                                                    Security needs to vacate current space to make room for
   ERCOT      CO          CO                    TCC2 Facilities Buildout                         60099_01       Closed     Feuerbacher                       <$50k           <$1M    $    850,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                    IT.



                                                                                                                                                                                                    Make changes in payroll processing to support
   ERCOT      CO          CO                    Exempt/Non-Exempt Payroll Processing             70051_01        Closed    Feuerbacher                       <$50k           <$1M     ($120,000)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Exempt/Non-Exempt corporate policy

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Provide the facilities necessary to house the Independent
   ERCOT      CO          CO                    IMM/TRE MET Center Build-out                     70040_01     Closed       Feuerbacher                       <$50k         $1M-$2M                  Market Monitor (IMM) and the Texas Regional Entity
                                                                                                                                                                                                    (TRE) functions at ERCOT‟s MET Center facility location.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The projector currently in use in the control rooms has
                                                                                                                                                                                                    become obsolete. Parts are increasingly difficult to come
   ERCOT      CO          CO                    Taylor Control Room Display System Replacement    70041_01       Closed    Feuerbacher                       $250k-$500k   $1M-$2M                  by. The replacement projector will use less expensive
                                                                                                                                                                                                    lamps and less power. The projector in the Austin Control
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Room will not be replaced.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Automate and provide ability to generate SAS70, NERC
   ERCOT      CO          CO                    Document Management Phase 3                      50123_03       Closed     Feuerbacher                                     $1M-$2M   $ 1,400,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and 17799 compliance reports.

   ERCOT      CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #6                        70039_01       Closed     Feuerbacher                       <$50k         $1M-$2M
                                                                                                                                                                                                    The project will provide visual communication capability for
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ERCOT to execute video teleconferencing between
   ERCOT      CO          CO                    Video Teleconferencing                           70053_01       Closed     Feuerbacher                       $100k-$250k   $1M-$2M   $     10,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                    various locations for meetings and training.


                                                                                                                                             0-                                                     Evaluate, select, and implement an automated budgeting
   ERCOT      CO          CO                    Budgeting Tool                                   40029_01      Execution      Cioffi     Previously   0.01   $100k-$250k   $1M-$2M   $     46,000 tool that offers interconnectivity to the Lawson Accounting
                                                                                                                                         Approved                                                   system.

                                                                                                                                             0-                                                     Automate much of the "data gathering" piece of credit
   ERCOT      CO          CO                    Collateral Calculation                           50017_02       Closed     Feuerbacher   Previously   0.02   <$50k         $1M-$2M   $     27,000 monitoring that is currently done manually using Excel
                                                                                                                                         Approved                                                   spreadsheets.
                                                                                                                                             0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    The project will automate and link Hummingbird's contract
   ERCOT      CO          CO                    Vendor Contract Mgt - Phase 2                    70034_01       Planning   Feuerbacher   Previously   0.04   $50k-$100k    $1M-$2M   $     22,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                    approval process with the contract and vendor database.
                                                                                                                                         Approved
                                                                                                                                                                           2008          2008
                                                                                                                         Current      Project        2008         2008
    Source      Committee     Prog Area   Source Doc                         Project                        ProjectNo.                                                    Budget       Running   Net Benefit                    Summary Description
                                                                                                                          Status      Manager       Priority      Rank
                                                                                                                                                                          Range         Range
                                                                                                                                                       0-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Physical Security Project #5                         60094_01      Closing      Decker      Previously     0.05   $250k-$500k   $2M-$3M   $    (94,000)
                                                                                                                                                   Approved
                                                                                                                                                                                                              As part of Corporate Applications‟ service initiative and
                                                                                                                                                       0-                                                     quality programs, standard SDLC activities will occur in
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Corporate Application Environment True-up            70047_01      Closing      Cioffi      Previously     0.06   $50k-$100k    $2M-$3M   $    130,000 ERCOT IT by providing a standard 3-tier
                                                                                                                                                   Approved                                                   development/test/production environment.



                                                                                                                                                                                                             The purpose of this project is to upgrade or replace the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             current Enterprise Project Management (EPM) tool and to
                                                                                                                                                       0-                                                    implement portfolio management & reporting processes by
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Microsoft Project Server Upgrade                     60058_01     Execution    V. Arnold    Previously     0.07   $500k-$1M     $3M-$4M   $ 1,110,000 streamlining management, access, and availability to
                                                                                                                                                   Approved                                                  project and portfolio data ultimately automating project
                                                                                                                                                                                                             dashboard reporting thereby reducing the effort required
                                                                                                                                                                                                             by PMs, BAs, project resources, etc. utilizing manual tools.

                                                                                                                                                       0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Implement Lawson eRecruiting module. ERCOT owns the
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Lawson eRecruiting                                   60073_01      Closed        Cioffi     Previously     0.08   $100k-$250k   $3M-$4M   $    160,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 license to support this functionality.
                                                                                                                                                   Approved

                                                                                                                                                       0-                                                        Install a covering over the walkway between the two Taylor
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Taylor Facility External Upgrades                    70042_01     Cancelled   Feuerbacher   Previously     0.09                 $3M-$4M   $    (90,000) Control Center facilities.
                                                                                                                                                   Approved                                                      Provide an outside break area adjacent to TCC2 building.



ABOVE THIS LINE - Projects to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008
                                                                                                                                                       0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Upgrade Lawson Application Suite and Environment to
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Lawson 9.x Upgrade                                   60020_02     Execution     Segovia     Previously     0.1    $500k-$1M     $3M-$4M   $    180,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 version 8.1
                                                                                                                                                   Approved
                                                                                                                                                       0-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Corp. Doc Management                                 70013_01      Closed       Cioffi      Previously      0.2   $250k-$500k   $4M-$5M   $    260,000 HR, Finance, Procurement, Security
                                                                                                                                                   Approved
                                                                                                                                                                                                             First project in a series of projects that together will form
                                                                                                                                                                                                             the overall Enterprise Records Management program.
                                                                                                                                                       0-                                                    The objective of this project is to develop the strategy,
                                                                                                                                      Cioffi/P.                                                              road map and framework for ERCOT Records
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Enterprise Document Management                       60029_01     Planning                  Previously     0.3    $250k-$500k   $4M-$5M   $ 5,700,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Management as defined in CS6.2 Records Management
                                                                                                                                      Encinias
                                                                                                                                                   Approved                                                  and Retention Corporate Standard. The remaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                             projects in the Records Management program series will
                                                                                                                                                                                                             build on this foundation.

                                                                                                                                                       0-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Physical Security Project #3                         70014_01     Execution     Decker      Previously     0.4    $250k-$500k   $4M-$5M   $ 1,417,041
                                                                                                                                                   Approved
                                                                                                                                                       0-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Cyber Security Project #7                            70022_01     Cancelled   Feuerbacher   Previously     0.5       <$50k      $4M-$5M   $    160,000
                                                                                                                                                   Approved
                                                                                                                                                       0-                                                        To develop recommendations for MET Facility with regard
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    MET Center Facility Analysis                         70044_01      Closed     Feuerbacher   Previously      1        <$50k      $4M-$5M                   to housing the activities currently performed at the MET
                                                                                                                                                   Approved                                                      Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Begin to respond to the recommendations documented
                                                       MET Center Disposition (formerly Facility Analysis                                                                                                        during MET Facility Analysis Phase 1 with regard to
    ERCOT           CO           CO                                                                         80001_01     Planning      Barbero     1 - Critical    1     $250k-$500k   $4M-$5M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 housing the activities currently performed at the MET
                                                       Deployment Phase 2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Center.
                                                                                                                                                                2008          2008
                                                                                                             Current       Project        2008         2008
Source   Committee   Prog Area   Source Doc                            Project                 ProjectNo.                                                      Budget       Running    Net Benefit                  Summary Description
                                                                                                              Status       Manager       Priority      Rank
                                                                                                                                                               Range         Range
                                                                                                                                                                                                     This project is to expand the Taylor Data Center into the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     2000 sq. ft. raised floor area adjoining the existing data
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Taylor DC Expansion                              80001_02      Planning       Barbero     1 - Critical   1.2    $250k-$500k   $5M-$6M                  center. This includes addition of supporting electrical and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     cooling infrastructure required for the addition.



                                                                                                                                                                                                     Contract Engineering/Architect and GC to plan for and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     construct 26,525 sq. ft. hardened facility to house control
                                                                                                                                                                                                     center and data center. Substantial completion must be
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Austin OC/DC                                     80001_03      Planning       Barbero     1 - Critical   1.3      $1M-$3M     $7M-$8M
                                                                                                                                                                                                     September 31, 2010 to provide 6 month window to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     relocate data center ending on March 31, 2011.


ERCOT       CO          CO                    Physical Security Project #6                     80009_01      Deferred       Decker      1 - Critical    2                   $7M-$8M

                                                                                                                                                                                                     The business process whereby employees‟ performance is
                                                                                                                                                                                                     rated against established criteria derived from job
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Employee Performance Management                  80003_01     Execution        Cioffi     1 - Critical    3     $100k-$250k   $8M-$9M                  competencies. As part of the overall process a software
                                                                                                                                                                                                     package is used to capture, categorize, standardize, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     meet legal compliance requirements

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Enhancements to VCM for required automated reporting
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Vendor Contract Management Phase 3               80004_01     Not Started                 1 - Critical    4     $100k-$250k   $8M-$9M                  capabilities not provided by the Managed Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Provider.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     ERCOT currently has several Asset Management tools
                                                                                                                                                                                                     including Altiris, Aperture, Remedy and Lawson. Each of
                                              Asset Management Integration (Altiris, Remedy,
ERCOT       CO          CO                                                                     80005_01      Deferred                   1 - Critical    5                   $8M-$9M                  these tools provide a unique purpose and data.
                                              Lawson)                                                                                                                                                Integration between the systems is necessary to eliminate
                                                                                                                                                                                                     errors resulting from duplicate data.

ERCOT       CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #9                        70023_01       Closed        Decker      1 - Critical    6     $250k-$500k   $8M-$9M    $ 2,608,560

                                                                                                                                                                                                   The SEM was originally implemented to monitor,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   collect and correlate information from the primary
                                                                                                                                                                                                   systems at ERCOT, firewalls, servers (Unix, Linux
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and Windows) databases (SQL Server & Oracle)
ERCOT       CO          CO                    SEM Enhancement                                  70046_01     Execution       Decker      1 - Critical    7     $50k-$100k    $8M-$9M    $ 1,264,639 and IDS. Its functionality has been demonstrated
                                                                                                                                                                                                   successfully and ISSD has determined to expand its
                                                                                                                                                                                                   data gathering capabilities and upgrade the software
                                                                                                                                                                                                   to improve its correlation and reporting abilities as
                                                                                                                                                                                                   well

ERCOT       CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #16                       80042_01      Planning     M. Decker     1 - Critical    7.5   $500k-$1M     $9M-$10M   $ 1,652,743
                                                                                                                                                                                                     This project is to upgrade Arcsight to the latest version,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     migrate all Linux components to AIX and upgrade &
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #10                       80006_01     Cancelled                   1 - Critical    8                   $9M-$10M                 increase the Windows Agent servers to the latest version
                                                                                                                                                                                                     of the Blade server (by next year the 8 core Xeon
                                                                                                                                                                                                     processor should be available).
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Space in TCC1 is increasingly becoming limited. There are
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Taylor Reconfiguration                           90008_01      Initiation   P. Encinias   1 - Critical   8.5       <$50k      $9M-$10M   $ 1,440,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                     several instances with employee workspaces being

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Define and implement the configuration, process and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     procedures needed to separate the financial reporting for
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the TRE from ERCOT and continue to provide a
ERCOT       CO          CO                    ERCOT / TRE Accounting Structure                 80036_01     Execution     Feuerbacher    2 - High      8.5    $50k-$100k    $9M-$10M
                                                                                                                                                                                                     consolidated financial statement for TRE and ERCOT by
                                                                                                                                                                                                     01/01/09. The primary benefit is to ensure compliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                     with regulatory orders and contractual requirements.


                                                                                                                                                                                                     Programs developed with the Lawson Process Flow
                                                                                                                                                                                                     toolset which automates the flow of information during
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Procurement Process Flows                        80007_01      Planning        Cioffi      2 - High       9     $100k-$250k   $9M-$10M                 various steps to business processes. The number, type,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     and requirements will be determined as part of the overall
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Procurement business process review.
                                                                                                                                                               2008         2008
                                                                                                               Current       Project       2008      2008
Source   Committee   Prog Area   Source Doc                            Project                  ProjectNo.                                                    Budget      Running     Net Benefit                  Summary Description
                                                                                                                Status       Manager      Priority   Rank
                                                                                                                                                              Range        Range
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #11                        80008_01     Execution        Arnold      2 - High    11    $250k-$500k   $10M-$12M
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Physical Security Project #7                      80002_01      Not Started                 2 - High    12    $250k-$500k   $10M-$12M

                                                                                                                                                                                                    This project is intended to provide a standard 3-tier
                                                                                                                                                                                                    development/deployment environment for Ruby on Rails-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Ruby Standardization                              80010_01     Closed            Cioffi     2 - High    13     $50k-$100k   $10M-$12M                 based applications. Ruby on Rails is a web application
                                                                                                                                                                                                    framework that increases the speed and ease with which
                                                                                                                                                                                                    database driven web sites can be created.


                                                                                                                                                                                                    Deployment of a J2EE 1.4 compliant application server
                                                                                                                                                                                                    consistent with the ERCOT technical roadmap. This has
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Application Server Standardization (JBOSS)        80011_01      Cancelled                   2 - High    14                  $10M-$12M
                                                                                                                                                                                                    nodal dependencies as vendors have been advised that
                                                                                                                                                                                                    this is our preferred application server.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    This will bring ERCOT up to the latest stable version of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Java and is consistent with the ERCOT technical roadmap.
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Java Upgrade                                      80013_01      Cancelled                   2 - High    15    $100k-$250k   $10M-$12M
                                                                                                                                                                                                    It is important that ERCOT upgrade as Java 5 is the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    standard version for the nodal effort.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Programs developed with the Lawson Process Flow
                                                                                                                                                                                                    toolset which automates the flow of information during
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Finance Process Flows                             80013_01      Not Started                 2 - High    16                  $10M-$12M                 various steps to business processes. The number, type,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and requirements will be determined as part of the overall
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Finance business process review

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Implement a process and tool to track defects during the
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Application Services Quality Initiative           70052_01      Cancelled        Cioffi     2 - High    17     $50k-$100k   $10M-$12M   $   570,000 development cycle of a project in order to create a more
                                                                                                                                                                                                    agile application services environment and improve quality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mercury‟s Systinet software is required by the testing team
                                                                                                                                                                                                    to test SOA services at ERCOT. Systinet provides
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Mercury -- SOA Framework                          80014_01       Deferred                   2 - High    18                  $10M-$12M                 services in the following areas:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    SOA Governance - provides the visibility you need to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    create trust and to gain complete control over your SOA

ERCOT       CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #4                         70015_01      Not Started   Feuerbacher   2 - High    19       <$50k      $10M-$12M   $   230,000

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Currently ERCOT does not utilize all the capabilities and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    functionality available in the Lawson Manager/Employee
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Process Flows - HR                                70020_01       Initiation     C. Cioffi   2 - High    20    $250k-$500k   $10M-$12M   $   700,000 Self Serv Module. This project will open up certain Lawson
                                                                                                                                                                                                    functionality to make more information available to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    managers and employees.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Included in Lawson‟s Requisition Self Service is the E-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Procurement application. E-Procurement allows for
ERCOT       CO          CO                    E-Procurement                                     80015_01      Not Started                 2 - High    21    $100k-$250k   $10M-$12M                 designated individuals to shop for goods from pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    approved outside vendors within the Requisition Self
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Service screens.
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #12                        80016_01      Execution                   2 - High    22    $500k-$1M     $10M-$12M   $ 1,722,486

ERCOT       CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #17                        80034_01      Cancelled                      2       22.5      <$50k      $10M-$12M

ERCOT       CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #13                        80017_01       Deferred                   2 - High    23                  $10M-$12M
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Integrate the credit exposure statistical model with the
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Credit Model Integration with ROME                80018_01      Not Started                 2 - High    24     $50k-$100k   $10M-$12M
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ROME Credit Management application.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Expand control room footprint to the second floor to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    accommodate all Operations support personnel and
                                              Taylor Control room Operation Support Expansion
ERCOt       CO          CO                                                                      80019_01      Cancelled                   2 - High    25                  $10M-$12M                 additional Nodal system operations within a single
                                              (two story)                                                                                                                                           controlled and hardened area. Conference rooms 252 &
                                                                                                                                                                                                    253 as well as the break area will be remodeled.
                                                                                                                                                                          2008          2008
                                                                                                                        Current       Project         2008        2008
    Source      Committee    Prog Area    Source Doc                            Project                    ProjectNo.                                                    Budget       Running     Net Benefit                   Summary Description
                                                                                                                         Status       Manager        Priority     Rank
                                                                                                                                                                         Range         Range


    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Cyber Security Project #15                          80038_01     Execution     M. Decker      2 - High     25.7   $50k-$100k   $10M-$12M   $   (68,000)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The project will evaluate and identify value added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 enhancements to
                                                                                                                                                    3 - High /
     ERCOt          CO           CO                    Intranet Assessment HR & Communications             80035_01      Closed                                   25.5   $50k-$100k   $12M-$15M                  improve ERCOT employee access to information and time
                                                                                                                                                     Medium                                                      sensitive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Announcements.

BELOW THIS LINE - Projects that are not currently funded in 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Allow the corporate development environment to expand
                                                                                                                                                    3 - High /                                                   so that the resources are available to the development
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Corporate Development Environment                      New       Below Line                                 26                 $12M-$15M   $   560,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 team so that Corporate Applications is able to follow the
                                                                                                                                                     Medium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ERCOT standard Software Development Lifecycle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Allow the corporate test environment to expand so that
                                                                                                                                                    3 - High /                                                   the resources are available to ERCOT so that Corporate
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Corporate i-Test Environment                           New       Below Line                                 27                 $12M-$15M   $   560,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Applications is able to follow the ERCOT Software
                                                                                                                                                     Medium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Development LifeCycle.
                                                                                                                                                    3 - High /                                                   Provide enhanced reporting for ERCOT's standard
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Report Writer                                          New       Below Line                                 29                 $12M-$15M   $   260,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 applications. Allow end users reporting self service.
                                                                                                                                                     Medium
                                                                                                                                                    3 - High /                                                   Implement Lawson Expense management in order to track
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Lawson Expense Management                           60066_01     Below Line                                 31                 $12M-$15M   $   100,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 expenses online.
                                                                                                                                                     Medium




                                                                                                                                                    3 - High /                                                   Replace the existing Time Accrual component in Lawson
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Absence Management                                  70017_01     Below Line                                 32                 $12M-$15M   $   (69,000)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with Absence Management
                                                                                                                                                     Medium




                                                                                                                                                    3 - High /
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Physical Security Project #8                           New       Below Line                                 33                 $12M-$15M   $ (160,000)
                                                                                                                                                     Medium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To fully utilize the Identity and Access Management
                                                                                                                                                    9 - Parking                                                  project, ERCOT will need to integrate the tool with Lawson
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Identity & Access Management (IAM) Integration      70016_01     Below Line                                                    $12M-$15M   $   (38,000)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 HR, the contract management database as well as other
                                                                                                                                                         Lot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 applications such as Altiris and Aperture Vista.

                                                                                                                                                    9 - Parking
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Physical Security Project #2                        50103_01     Below Line                                                    $12M-$15M   $ (310,000)
                                                                                                                                                         Lot
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ERCOT currently submits data to our benefits provider
                                                                                                                                                                                                               manually by extracting the data from Lawson to an Excel
                                                                                                                                                    9 - Parking                                                spreadsheet and emailing the data. Lawson support EDI
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Benefits Data Transmission                          60045_01     Below Line                                                    $12M-$15M   $   (62,000)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               transmission of data. This would completely automate the
                                                                                                                                                         Lot
                                                                                                                                                                                                               process eliminating any potential human error or
                                                                                                                                                                                                               intentional data manipulation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Integrate Identity and Access Management functions with
                                                                                                                                                    9 - Parking
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Business Function Automation Time Mgt Integration   60034_01     Below Line                                                    $12M-$15M   $ 6,700,000 key enterprise infrastructure applications. Improves
                                                                                                                                                         Lot                                                     SAS70 compliance.
                                                                                                                                                    9 - Parking
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    Cyber Security project #3                           60026_01     Below Line                                                    $12M-$15M   $ (190,000)
                                                                                                                                                         Lot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Track NERC recommendations, Compliance audit issues,
                                                                                                                                                    9 - Parking
    ERCOT           CO           CO                    NERC Tracking Database                              60032_01     Below Line   F/U w/ Grimm                                     $12M-$15M   $   (44,000) mitigation plans, investigations and correspondence to
                                                                                                                                                         Lot                                                     market participants.
2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects--CO

                         Project                                   Benefit Summary

                                                 HotDocs will allow the Contracts Administration area to
                                                 use an automated tool to assemble many boilerplate
HotDocs Implementation                           documents through the use of templates and interviews.
                                                 HotDocs will be integrated with Hummingbird‟s Document
                                                 Manager.

                                                 This new process flow further streamlines the approval of
Lawson Procurement Process Efficiency            requisitions and prepares the organization for the
                                                 elimination of the procurement request form (PRF).

                                                 - Provide single time entry and improve efficiency of time
                                                 reporting at ERCOT
                                                 - Allow entry of all hours in one location to eliminate dual
Lawson Project Time Entry                        entry for employees.
                                                 - Provide more accurate time reporting with less effort
                                                 from employees
Cyber Security Project #5
                                                 Internal ERCOT benefit: increased efficiencies in various
Lawson Managed Application Service Provider      areas and reduced cost and risk in maintaining
                                                 unsupported software

                                                 Completion of this project is necessary due to the
                                                 predicted impact of Nodal on the data center. This will
                                                 cause IT to be displaced requiring Corporate Security to
TCC2 Facilities Buildout                         move to another location. The Console Operations/Help
                                                 Desk group will also have to be relocated. There
                                                 currently isn‟t enough space in TCC1.

                                                 Make changes to bring payroll practices in compliance
Exempt/Non-Exempt Payroll Processing             with corporate polices.


IMM/TRE MET Center Build-out



Taylor Control Room Display System Replacement


                                                 Reduce provision and de-provision downtime. Simplify
Document Management Phase 3                      the access request process so ERCOT staff can focus on
                                                 serving the citizens of Texas.
Cyber Security Project #6

                                                 Expense reduction related to travel between MET and
Video Teleconferencing                           Taylor facilities.


                                                 By making budget information more broadly available to
                                                 ERCOT management, the budget becomes a better tool
Budgeting Tool                                   to guide management decision making on a day-to-day
                                                 basis.

                                                 Significant intangible benefits plus time savings in Credit
Collateral Calculation                           group due to automation of collateral calculations.



Vendor Contract Mgt - Phase 2
                           Project                                          Benefit Summary


     Physical Security Project #5


                                                          The creation of a 3-tier development/test/production
                                                          environment in the Corporate Applications area will
     Corporate Application Environment True-up            mitigate risk by providing the generally accepted release
                                                          management testing path to production and allow
                                                          multiple, concurrent development efforts to be underway.


                                                          This project will provide improved information accuracy,
                                                          availability, and collection for management decision
                                                          making. This project will improve the reliability of the grid
     Microsoft Project Server Upgrade                     by more efficiently managing projects related to system
                                                          operations, IT operations, and software development.
                                                          This project will satisfy a number of recommendations
                                                          made by internal and external audits.


                                                          Improved ease of use, ability for candidates to submit
     Lawson eRecruiting                                   applications and resumes online, ability to import
                                                          employee data into Lawson if candidate is hired.

                                                          Cost avoidance of adding new staff to handle perimeter
                                                          patrols.
     Taylor Facility External Upgrades                    Increased productivity due to employee efficiencies
                                                          traveling between buildings.
                                                          Increased productivity due to higher employee morale


007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008
                                                          Internal ERCOT benefit: increased efficiencies in various
     Lawson 9.x Upgrade                                   areas and reduced cost and risk in maintaining
                                                          unsupported software.


     Corp. Doc Management


                                                          Internal ERCOT benefit: 10 min. time savings per
                                                          employee per workday. Define ERCOT Records
                                                          Management Procedures that are approved through the
                                                          standard executive ERCOT approval process. This will
     Enterprise Document Management                       streamline and improve Records Management across
                                                          ERCOT Cost avoidance from reduced risk of compliance
                                                          fines Provides a plan for overall implementation of the
                                                          Enterprise Records Management Program



     Physical Security Project #3


     Cyber Security Project #7


     MET Center Facility Analysis

                                                          The Projection Chart for Organizational Structure as well
                                                          as the Facilities Program indicates growth for ERCOT
     MET Center Disposition (formerly Facility Analysis
                                                          Administration to increase from approximately 31,129
     Deployment Phase 2)                                  square feet in 2007 to approximately 56,596 square feet
                                                          in 2011.
                         Project                                   Benefit Summary


                                                 Projected power and cooling for the existing Taylor data
Taylor DC Expansion                              center facility space is low and this project will address
                                                 that issue.



                                                 Construction of a data center and control center at a site
                                                 that meets ERCOT‟s security and business continuity
                                                 requirements to replace the functionality of the MET
Austin OC/DC
                                                 Center Control Center and Data Center and provide
                                                 capacity for ERCOT‟s estimated data center growth
                                                 through 2021.

Physical Security Project #6


Employee Performance Management



Vendor Contract Management Phase 3



Asset Management Integration (Altiris, Remedy,
Lawson)


Cyber Security Project #9



                                                 Identifies Web application attacks. Identifies user
                                                 behavior that places ERCOT at risk. Improves
SEM Enhancement                                  response time to attempts to compromise Market
                                                 systems. Improves response time to attempts to
                                                 compromise the grid control systems.



Cyber Security Project #16


Cyber Security Project #10


                                                 The overall objective of this project is to create more
Taylor Reconfiguration                           space for TCC1 to satisfy the new applicants and to keep




ERCOT / TRE Accounting Structure




Procurement Process Flows
                         Project                                  Benefit Summary

Cyber Security Project #11
Physical Security Project #7


Ruby Standardization




Application Server Standardization (JBOSS)



Java Upgrade




Finance Process Flows


                                                  Better application development and life cycle
                                                  management, such as improved quality of releases,
Application Services Quality Initiative           automated testing, benchmarking, standardization and
                                                  visibility.



Mercury -- SOA Framework


Cyber Security Project #4

                                                  Provide consistency in information provided to managers
                                                  and employees; Reduce HR team's overload; Provide
Process Flows - HR                                immediate access to information for mangers and
                                                  employees.




E-Procurement


Cyber Security Project #12

Cyber Security Project #17

Cyber Security Project #13
Credit Model Integration with ROME


Taylor Control room Operation Support Expansion
(two story)
                              Project                                     Benefit Summary



     Cyber Security Project #15



                                                         The current ERCOT Intranet system has very limited
     Intranet Assessment HR & Communications             capabilities and is a
                                                         place holder for links to documents versus a robust, all-
                                                         inclusive system to
                                                         streamline communications.
y funded in 2008
                                                         Currently most corporate applications only have 2
                                                         environments to work with: prod (corp) and Dev or Itest.
     Corporate Development Environment                   The additional environments are needed to support the
                                                         SDLC and to provide quality control.

                                                         Currently most corporate applications only have 2
                                                         environments to work with: prod (corp) and Dev or Itest.
     Corporate i-Test Environment                        The additional environments are needed to support the
                                                         SDLC and to provide quality control.
                                                         There is a significant need across the organization for
     Report Writer                                       improved reporting.
                                                         Provide online system for employees to enter expense
     Lawson Expense Management                           data.

                                                         • Lawson has replaced Time Accrual with Absence
                                                         Management. Time Accrual will no longer be supported
                                                         in the future.
                                                         • Absence Management will eliminate some of the
                                                         existing problems that can be found in TA
     Absence Management                                  • Fewer time entry points for employees since Absence
                                                         Management is embedded in the Lawson Time Card tool
                                                         currently used to track employee time.
                                                         • Managers will no longer need to approve Time off in a
                                                         separate place than Time Cards.


     Physical Security Project #8


                                                         Eliminate the manual steps necessary to provision
     Identity & Access Management (IAM) Integration      physical access.



     Physical Security Project #2




     Benefits Data Transmission                          Enhanced operational efficiency.




                                                         ERCOT benefit: 10 minutes of time savings per ERCOT
     Business Function Automation Time Mgt Integration   employee per day.


     Cyber Security project #3

                                                         Creates a common data repository for various issues that
     NERC Tracking Database                              are currently tracked separately.
2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects--IO

         Comm Prog Source                                                        Current    Project       2008         2008   2008 Budget   2008 Running
Source                                      Project               ProjectNo.                                                                                   Net Benefit                  Summary Description
          ittee Area Doc                                                          Status    Manager      Priority      Rank      Range         Range
                                                                                                                                                                              In order to consistently manage problem and
                                                                                                                                                                              enhancement requests and comply with ITIL best
                                                                                                                                                                              practices, ERCOT will consolidate four tools into
ERCOT     IO    IO          Enterprise Service Management          60055_01       Closed     Meinen                           $250k-$500k      <$1M        $        (330,000)
                                                                                                                                                                              single problem management system. The following
                                                                                                                                                                              four tools serve overlapping functions and are
                                                                                                                                                                              recommended for co
                                                                                                                                                                               The generator that was originally installed for the
                                                                                                                                                                               Blue Building was moved to TCC2 as a cost-saving
                                                                                                                                                                               measure and in anticipation that the Blue Building
ERCOT     IO    IO          Blue Building Generator               70043_01       Closed      Kassel                                            <$1M                            would be used for storage. The Blue Building has
                                                                                                                                                                               come back into full use as an ERCOT facility and
                                                                                                                                                                               needs
                                                                                                                                                                               Decommission Dell servers that are at the end of
ERCOT     IO    IO          EMMS Hardware Replacement             60104_01       Closed     K. Meinen                         $50k-$100k       <$1M                            their life cycle and past the warranty period. Replace
                                                                                                                                                                               with IBM X336 and X3850 servers.
ERCOT     IO    IO          CyberSecurity Project #14             70012_01       Closed       J. Lee                             <$50k         <$1M        $       5,400,000
                                                                                                                                                                               ERCOT‟s existing OC-3 Microwave System will be
ERCOT     IO    IO             OC-3 Microwave Replacement          70037_01       Closing     J. Lee                          $50k-$100k       <$1M                 0          retired provided that an alternative, comparably
                                                                                                                                                                               priced redundant infrastructure is attainable.

                                                                                                                                                                             Define requirements and implement a solution that
                                                                                                                                                                             will leverage VeriSign‟s Enterprise digital certificate
ERCOT     IO    IO          Enhance Digital Certificate Program   60013_01        Closed    R. Smith                          $100k-$250k      <$1M        $       4,100,000 programmatic functionality to streamline and improve
                                                                                                                                                                             processes associated with Digital Certificate
                                                                                                                                                                             management.


                                                                                                                                                                             Hardware for ERCOT‟s current Tellabs systems have
                                                                                                                                                                             been manufacturer discontinued. This replacement is
ERCOT     IO    IO          Tellabs DCS System Replacement        70030_01       Closed     K. Meinen                         $100k-$250k      <$1M        $       3,000,000 required to continue reliable operation and support of
                                                                                                                                                                             System Operations voice, RTU and data
                                                                                                                                                                             communications on the ERCOT WAN.


                                                                                                                                                                               ETL Tool implementation for EIS project delivery for
ERCOT     IO    IO          EIS ETL Tool Implementation           70050_01     Closing       H. Day                              <$50k         <$1M        $       5,460,000 Zonal EIS CDW customers, also forms the remaining
                                                                                                                                                                               for supporting Nodal EDW activities.

ABOVE THIS LINE - Projects to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008

                                                                                                                                                                               Provide a single point of entry, manipulation and
                                                                                                                                                                               reporting for all problem and enhancement requests.
                            SLA and OpenView Integration
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                80020_01       Closed     J. Kassel   1 - Critical    1                      <$1M                            Eliminate redundant features and enhance
                            Monitoring Modules                                                                                                                                 functionality. Reduce overall cost of ownership and
                                                                                                                                                                               enhanced usability for user population.

                            Additional Production SAN                                                                                                                          Acquire additional SAN Resources to meet ERCOT‟s
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                70055_01       Closing     J. Lee     1 - Critical    2      $500k-$1M      $1M-$2M      $         850,000
                            Capacity - 1st 1/2 of 2008                                                                                                                         production requirements for the 1st half of 2008

                                                                                                                                                                               Replace aging equipment with newer, faster, more
ERCOT     IO    IO          WAN Refresh                           80021_01      Execution               1 - Critical    3     $250k-$500k     $1M-$2M                          reliable equipment.

                                                                                                                                                                               Capital purchases over the course of the year: new
                                                                                                                                                                               desktop and laptop systems, SAN switch upgrades,
ERCOT     IO    IO          Minor Capital - 2008                    99908       Execution   J. Kassel   1 - Critical    4       $1M-$3M       $4M-$5M
                                                                                                                                                                               voice recording system for Outage Coordinators,
                                                                                                                                                                               add'l Mercury Interactive licenses, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                               Purchase 400 IBM blades to replace existing blades
ERCOT     IO    IO          Blade Refresh                         70054_01       Closed     K. Meinen   1 - Critical    5      $500k-$1M      $4M-$5M
                                                                                                                                                                               that are at end of life

                                                                                                                                                                               Replace 350 blade servers and 25 corresponding
ERCOT     IO    IO          Blade Refresh Phase II                70054_02       Closing    K. Meinen   1 - Critical   5.5    $250k-$500k     $5M-$6M
                                                                                                                                                                               chassis that have reached end of life and support.
         Comm Prog Source                                                Current      Project       2008         2008   2008 Budget   2008 Running
Source                                     Project          ProjectNo.                                                                                   Net Benefit                 Summary Description
          ittee Area Doc                                                  Status      Manager      Priority      Rank      Range         Range

                            Additional SAN Capacity for                                                                                                                  Acquire additional SAN Resources to meet ERCOT‟s
ERCOT     IO    IO                                          80022_01      Closed      K. Meinen   1 - Critical    6      $1M-$3M        $6M-$7M      $8,200,000
                            Projects- 1st 1/2 of 2008                                                                                                                    project requirements for the 1st half of 2008

                                                                                                                                                                         Replace existing Cisco PIX firewalls with Juniper
ERCOT     IO    IO          PIX Firewall Replacement        80023_01      Closed                  1 - Critical    7     $100k-$250k     $7M-$8M                          NetScreen.

                                                                                                                                                                       ERCOT needs to replace the Spectel Hotline System
                                                                                                                                                                       that is used to communicate with Market Participants.
                                                                                                                                                                        The current system is end-of-life and is operating at
                                                                                                                                                                       80% capacity. The system will no longer be
ERCOT     IO    IO          Network Switch Refresh          80024_01      Closed      R. Smith    1 - Critical    8     $250k-$500k     $7M-$8M      $      14,000,000 supported as of December 31st, 2009. The project
                                                                                                                                                                       will replace aging 10/100 network switching modules
                                                                                                                                                                       in datacenter with faster 10/100/1000 modules. Also
                                                                                                                                                                       replace end-of-life supervisor engines with faster and
                                                                                                                                                                       more feature-rich engines.


                                                                                                                                                                         ERCOT implemented private fiber optic services in
                                                                                                                                                                         2006 that provided improved interconnection between
ERCOT     IO    IO          CISCO ONS Expansion             80025_01     Cancelled                1 - Critical    9     $100k-$250k     $7M-$8M                          Taylor and Austin. This project will expand the
                                                                                                                                                                         existing system and provide redundant facilities for
                                                                                                                                                                         remaining transport circuits.



                                                                                                                                                                         Licenses, design and deployment of end-to-end
ERCOT     IO    IO          Enterprise Visibility Phase 2   80026_01     Execution    K. Meinen   1 - Critical    10     $500k-$1M      $8M-$9M                          business process monitoring and analysis.



                                                                                                                                                                         Replace the old tape library hardware with new
                            Tape Hardware Backup                                                                                                                         hardware. Existing hardware is at "end of life"; it met
ERCOT     IO    IO                                          80044_01     Planning                 1 - Critical    16     $500k-$1M     $9M-$10M      $       1,040,000
                            Replacement                                                                                                                                  the needs of a datacenter with less than 500 servers,
                                                                                                                                                                         ERCOT currently uses over 1500 servers and 263
BELOW THIS LINE - Projects that are not currently funded in 2008
                            Additional Production SAN                                                                                                                    Acquire additional SAN Resources to meet ERCOT‟s
ERCOT     IO    IO                                          Unassigned   Below Line                2 - High       11      $1M-$3M      $10M-$12M                         production requirements for the 2nd half of 2008
                            Capacity - 2nd 1/2 of 2008
                                                                                                     3-
ERCOT     IO    IO          ERCOT Wireless Solution         Unassigned   Below Line               High/Medi       12    $100k-$250k    $10M-$12M                         Expand wireless offering for Guest and Corp services.
                                                                                                     um
                                                                                                     3-
ERCOT     IO    IO          Office 2007 Installation        Unassigned   Below Line               High/Medi       13    $250k-$500k    $10M-$12M                         Upgrade enterprise to MS Office 2007
                                                                                                     um
                                                                                                     3-
ERCOT     IO    IO          I.E. 7 Installation             Unassigned   Below Line               High/Medi       14    $250k-$500k    $10M-$12M                         Upgrade enterprise to Internet Explorer 7
                                                                                                     um
                                                                                                     3-                                                                  Replace the Powderhorn Tape Library in TCC
                            Powderhorn Tape Library
ERCOT     IO    IO                                          Unassigned   Below Line               High/Medi       16     $500k-$1M     $10M-$12M                         purchased in 2002 with more efficient and lower cost
                            Replacement                                                                                                                                  backup/restore capabilities.
                                                                                                     um
                                                                                                                                                                        Provide a permanent and suitable location for
                                                                                                     3-                                                                 Console Operations. The build-out will provide a
                                                                                                                                                                        1500 sq.ft. location in the hardened area of TCC
ERCOT     IO    IO          Console Operations Area         60057_01     Below Line   Rushing     High/Medi       17     $500k-$1M     $12M-$15M     $        (440,000)
                                                                                                                                                                        adjoining the Data Center. The objective is to design
                                                                                                     um                                                                 and construct a work area with the proper
                                                                                                                                                                        communication
                                                                                                     3-
ERCOT     IO    IO          Exchange 2007 Installation      Unassigned   Below Line               High/Medi       18    $250k-$500k    $12M-$15M                         Upgrade enterprise to MS Exchange 2007
                                                                                                     um
         Comm Prog Source                                                    Current      Project    2008      2008   2008 Budget   2008 Running
Source                                    Project               ProjectNo.                                                                             Net Benefit                  Summary Description
          ittee Area Doc                                                      Status      Manager   Priority   Rank      Range         Range

                                                                                                      9-                                                                Reduce the number of technologies supported in
                            Software Standardization (non-                                                                                                              ERCOT‟s production web environment and register
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                 New       Below Line    Shing    Parking                          $12M-$15M     $     100,000,000
                                                                                                                                                                        the updated applications in a configuration
                            Nodal)
                                                                                                      Lot                                                               management database (CMDB)

                                                                                                                                                                    Install WAN appliances that will allow WAN facing
                                                                                                      9-                                                            services the ability to run out of Austin or Taylor
ERCOT     IO    IO          WAN GTM                                New       Below Line    Lowe     Parking                          $12M-$15M     $        430,000 simultaneously. These appliances will handle WAN
                                                                                                      Lot                                                           DNS requests and will also monitor front-end and
                                                                                                                                                                    back-end service availability.

                                                                                                      9-                                                                Windows and Jrun environment has proven
                                                                                                                                                                        problematic. Jrun will end of life next year (complete
ERCOT     IO    IO          TML Port to Unix                    50062_01     Below Line    Lane     Parking                          $12M-$15M     $       6,300,000
                                                                                                                                                                        product), and Windows for DMZ applications is being
                                                                                                      Lot                                                               decommissioned.
                                                                                                      9-
                                                                                                                                                                        Implement hardware and software to ensure highest
ERCOT     IO    IO          DB High Availability / Recovery        New       Below Line    Solari   Parking                          $12M-$15M     $       8,400,000
                                                                                                                                                                        availability of critical ERCOT Production Databases.
                                                                                                      Lot
                                                                                                                                                                    This project will implement a UNIX OS sign-on
                                                                                                                                                                    solution for accessing the majority of ERCOT
                                                                                                      9-                                                            systems. This solution must be able to integrate with
ERCOT     IO    IO          LDAP Implementation                    New       Below Line    Baxter   Parking                          $12M-$15M     $        540,000 our Windows Active Directory solution for all users
                                                                                                      Lot                                                           within ERCOT. The expected final outcome of the
                                                                                                                                                                    project would be a centralized security and directory
                                                                                                                                                                    model for all ERCOT systems

                                                                                                      9-                                                                Prove, through a successful executed test, that
                                                                                                                                                                        ERCOT can recover it‟s core IT capabilities in the
ERCOT     IO    IO          DR Test                                New       Below Line    Shing    Parking                          $12M-$15M     $ 1,600,000,000
                                                                                                                                                                        event that we are unable to operate our systems out
                                                                                                      Lot                                                               of the Taylor Data Center.

                                                                                                      9-                                                                Separation of CORP Servers from Workstation
                            Firewall Modules Between Internal
ERCOT     IO    IO                                              60019_01     Below Line    Lowe     Parking                          $12M-$15M     $        (130,000) Environment. This will provide for a more secure and
                            Subnets                                                                                                                                     segmented environment.
                                                                                                      Lot
                                                                                                                                                                      The Network Group currently maintains several hubs
                                                                                                      9-                                                              and switches that can be consolidated in to a single
ERCOT     IO    IO          Switch Consolidation                60047_01     Below Line   Network   Parking                          $12M-$15M     $        (200,000) chassis switch. Provisioning will call for two in Austin
                                                                                                      Lot                                                             and two in Taylor. Most of these devices are obsolete
                                                                                                                                                                      and end-of-life.
                                                                                                                                                                      Install NAC appliances that will allow the Network,
                                                                                                      9-                                                              Security, and SE&A departments to create an
                                                                                                                                                                      authorization policy for machines accessing ERCOT
ERCOT     IO    IO          Cisco NAC Appliances                70028_01     Below Line   Network   Parking                          $12M-$15M     $        (300,000)
                                                                                                                                                                      resources via VPN. This will allow us to verify patch
                                                                                                      Lot                                                             level, anti-virus signature revision, security posture,
                                                                                                                                                                      etc.
oritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects--IO

                     Project                                          Benefit Summary


                                           Provide a single point of entry, manipulation and reporting for all problem
                                           and enhancement requests. Eliminate redundant features and enhance
     Enterprise Service Management
                                           functionality. Reduce overall cost of ownership and enhanced usability for
                                           user population




     Blue Building Generator



     EMMS Hardware Replacement

     CyberSecurity Project #14
                                           ERCOT‟s private OC-3 Microwave system is limited in capacity by the RF
        OC-3 Microwave Replacement         transmission. Continued growth and dependency on failover capabilities
                                           dictates alternative bandwidth solutions are needed.


                                           The management of Digital Certificates requires a large amount of manual
     Enhance Digital Certificate Program   intervention. Time to deliver Digital Certificates to Market Participants is
                                           long and costly.



                                           Provide for continued redundant WAN connectivity to ERCOT Market
                                           Participants. The Tellabs DCS is a mission critical equipment enabling
     Tellabs DCS System Replacement
                                           WAN connectivity, voice, communications, and EMMS_RTU
                                           communications in support of ERCOT Grid Operations.


                                           Reduces system complexity, speeds development cycles, increases
     EIS ETL Tool Implementation           development capacity, increases operational responsiveness, and
                                           standardizes processes.

jects to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008


     SLA and OpenView Integration
     Monitoring Modules


     Additional Production SAN
                                           Needed to provide necessary growth in production databases and servers.
     Capacity - 1st 1/2 of 2008

     WAN Refresh


     Minor Capital - 2008                  Continued maintenance activities in support of ERCOT's infrastructure.



     Blade Refresh
                                           Proactively replacing blade servers and chassis will minimize the down
     Blade Refresh Phase II                time of critical systems due to server failure. The targeted blades are 5
                                           years old and subject to increase failures.
                    Project                                    Benefit Summary

     Additional SAN Capacity for
                                     Needed to provide necessary growth in production databases and servers
     Projects- 1st 1/2 of 2008

     PIX Firewall Replacement




                                     The new system will have improved reporting enhancements; The system
     Network Switch Refresh          will operate on a newer platform compared to existing system




     CISCO ONS Expansion


                                     ERCOT‟s current monitoring and alerting environment is highly
                                     fragmented, unstable, and difficult to maintain. The current OpenView
                                     environment only monitors specific components of Production and
     Enterprise Visibility Phase 2   business process instrumentation is minimal. This project provides IT and
                                     business with a highly robust, scalable, and powerful enterprise monitoring
                                     and alerting environment.
                                     The new system will reduce power and space footprint and allow system to
     Tape Hardware Backup            be moved to another data center. Reduction of used/occupied floor space.
     Replacement                     Reduction of used kVA. Faster backups of data.Faster restoral of
                                     data.Vendor support for the newer hardware.Increased reliability.
jects that are not currently funded in 2008
     Additional Production SAN
     Capacity - 2nd 1/2 of 2008

     ERCOT Wireless Solution


     Office 2007 Installation


     I.E. 7 Installation


     Powderhorn Tape Library
     Replacement


                                     This move will also allow for a reduction in the meantime to recovery for
     Console Operations Area
                                     server issues




     Exchange 2007 Installation
              Project                                          Benefit Summary

                                     ERCOT‟s web platform has a large number of technology components and
Software Standardization (non-      versions. Supporting such a diverse environment is expensive to both the
Nodal)                              operations and development teams and it affects the quality of the
                                    solutions ERCOT delivers. We have reached a p

                                    This will allow us to load balance WAN services such as MOS, MOSTML,
                                    TML, etc… between Austin and Taylor. This will reduce the amount of
WAN GTM
                                    physical hardware required to create a redundant environment. Also, this
                                    will dramatically reduce the amount of time required for failover.

                                    • Improve stability of the TML portal.
TML Port to Unix                    • Reduce number of different IT technologies.
                                    • Remove need for planned remedial server reboots and server down time


DB High Availability / Recovery     Meet availability SLAs




                                    Simplify overall user account management and create a centralized
LDAP Implementation
                                    repository for reporting and auditing purposes.




                                    It is critical, given the amount of change to our IT infrastructure, that we
                                    perform and successfully complete a DR tests in 2007 to validate ERCOT‟s
DR Test
                                    ability to recover it‟s IT systems in the event we are not able operate these
                                    core systems from Taylor.
                                    Improve ERCOT's reliability performance; security; accuracy, timeliness
Firewall Modules Between Internal   and transparency of transactions/settlements related to date received from,
Subnets                             managed and delivered to the market; and supports the baseline
                                    architecture that delivers current service.


                                    This will allow us to consolidate equipment, thereby reducing footprint,
Switch Consolidation
                                    power requirements, management overhead, and network complexity.




Cisco NAC Appliances                Better accountability over systems accessing the network.
 2008ProjectPrioritization-PUCT,MarketandERCOTProjects--MO

          Comm Prog Source                                                CurrentSt ProjectMa              2008Ran
 Source                                  Project             ProjectNo.                       2008Priority         2008Budget 2008Runnin     NetBenefit                             SummaryDescription
           ittee Area Doc                                                   atus      nager                   k
                                                                                                                     Range      gRange
                                                                                                                                                              ThisprojectwillreplaceERCOT‟scurrentbatchjobschedulingsoftware.Thecurre
                                                                                                                                                              ntschedulingsoftware,Maestro,experiencesissuesoutlinedbelow:
                                                                                                     0-                                                       •Maestroiscurrentlynotsupported–Majorupgraderequired
 ERCOT     MO    MO          MaestroReplacement-Phase2       50137_02      Closed    T.Keney    PreviouslyAp   0.1     <$50k        <$1M     $    380,000     •MaintenancecostexpensiveduetoCPUPricingModel
                                                                                                   proved                                                     •SecurityRisk–passwordsnotencrypted
                                                                                                                                                              •PreventingupgradeofDBMSandOperatingSystem
                                                                                                                                                              •UsesaProprietaryDatabase




                                                                                                     0-                                                       ThefocusofthisprojectwillbetoenhancetheOperationsandSystemPlanningDat
                                                                                                                                                              asectionontheERCOTwebsitebychangingthelookandfeelofthesectiontomatc
 ERCOT     MO    MO          ERCOT.comRegisteredAccess       60077_01      Closed    K.Tanner   PreviouslyAp   0.2   $50k-$100k     <$1M     $    950,476     htheERCOTwebsiteaswellasenhancingsecurityaccess.
                                                                                                   proved


                                                                                                    0-
                             EnhancementstoSCR727-
 Market   RMS    MO SCR740                                   50024_02      Closed    H.Parrish PreviouslyAp    0.3     <$50k        <$1M     $ 3,500,000      Subprojecttoprovidemarket-requestedenhancementstoSCR727dataextract.
                             MarketEnhancements
                                                                                                  proved
                                                                                                    0-
 ERCOT     MO    MO          CollageInfrastructureRedesign   70038_01      Closed    K.Tanner PreviouslyAp     0.4   $100k-$250k    <$1M     $    600,000     Subprojecttoprovidemarket-requestedenhancementstoSCR727dataextract.
                                                                                                  proved

                                                                                                     0-                                                       Performreplacementofnon-
 ERCOT     MO    MO           MV90xiSystemUpgradeProject     70048_01      Closed    T.Keney    PreviouslyAp   0.5     <$50k        <$1M         -130000      standardhardwareandupgradeofsoftwareforERCOT‟sMV90xisystem.
                                                                                                   proved

                                                                                                     0-
                                                                                                                                                              Maintainefficiency,andreliabilityoftheLodeStarapplicationtoenableERCOTto
 ERCOT     MO    MO          Lodestar4.7Upgrade              40066_04      Closed    T.Keney    PreviouslyAp   0.6   $500k-$1M      <$1M           (88,000)   meetEnergyAggregationandBilling&Settlementsbusinessneeds.
                                                                                                   proved
                             AMITStudyforLong-                                                                                                                ConductstudytoevaluatepossiblesolutionsforERCOTtochangeitssystemstoa
                                                                                                     0-
                             TermSettlementSolution(fkaERC                                                                                                    ccommodatefullsettlementusing15-
 ERCOT     MO    MO                                        70057_01        Closing    H.Day     PreviouslyAp   0.7   $250k-$500k   $1M-$2M   $    (200,000)   minuteintervaldatafromAdvancedMeters–providingcosts,benefits,conceptual
                             OTSystemThroughputforIDR(Ad
                                                                                                   proved                                                     designandestimatedtimelinesforimplementation.
                             vancedMetering))

 ABOVETHISLINE-Projectstobecompletedin2007plusprojectsthatarenowprojectedtocarryoverto2008.BelowthislineareProjectsDeferredto2009PPLorcancelled.




                     PRR478                                                                   9-                                                              ThisisachangetothemethodforcreatingLoadProfilesallowingfortheuseoflagge
  Market COPS MO                                            40056_01 Deferred
UseofLaggedDynamicSamplesforNewLoadProfiles&DLCImplementation/DemandResponseforSettlement                            $250k-$500k   $1M-$2M                    ddynamicsamplesfornewprofilesadoptedsubsequenttomarketopen.
                      PR385                                                               ParkingLot




                                                                                                                                                              ProvideresearchcapabilitiesforCommercialOperationsextract,reportandwebs
                             COMSExtract,Report&WebServi                                            9-
 ERCOT     MO    MO                                        80032_01       Deferred                                   $250k-$500k   $2M-$3M                    ervicesdataforinternalbusinessusers,whichincludemonitoringfunctionalityan
                             cesMonitoring&UsageStatistics                                      ParkingLot                                                    dusageanalysiscapabilities.

 BELOWTHISLINE-Projectsthatarenotcurrentlyfundedin2008
ritization-PUCT,MarketandERCOTProjects--MO

                    Project                                       BenefitSummary




                                           Increasedefficienciesinscriptcreation,testingandmaintenance(6hours
       MaestroReplacement-Phase2           perday);Changemigrationefficiency;Improvedjobschedulingcapabiliti
                                           es.




                                           -
                                           Improvethesite'sarchitecturetomatchthearchitectureofthenewERCOT
                                           .com
                                           -Improvethenavigationandusabilityofthesite
       ERCOT.comRegisteredAccess           -Enhancethesite'slookandfeel
                                           -
                                           Overhaulthesite'ssecurityaccesstocomplywithstandardssetbyERCO
                                           T'sSecurityDept.

       EnhancementstoSCR727-
                                           SeeBenefitSummaryforproject 50024_01
       MarketEnhancements


       CollageInfrastructureRedesign       SeeBenefitSummaryforproject 50024_01


                                           AligncurrentHWenvironmentwithERCOTstandardITpolicies
                                           AdditionalapplicationfunctionalityallowingforMarketParticipantstoutili
                                           zelatestmeteringtechnologies
        MV90xiSystemUpgradeProject         Ensuresoftwarecompliancewithvendor(Itron),andmaintainfutureappli
                                           cationsupport.


                                           Thisprojectresultsin:Improvedspeedofnightlyprocessing;improveddat
       Lodestar4.7Upgrade                  aeditingcapabilities(0.5hoursperworkday);andenhancedqueryingcap
                                           abilityforusers(0.5hoursperworkday)

       AMITStudyforLong-                   ERCOTsystemshavebeendesignedforprocessingmarkettransactions
       TermSettlementSolution(fkaERC       assumingapredominatepopulationofnon-
       OTSystemThroughputforIDR(Ad         IDRESIIDs.Aninfluxofadvancedmeterdatawouldsubstantiallyincrease
       vancedMetering))                    thedemandontheERCOTwholesalesettlementsystemswithrespecttob


ctstobecompletedin2007plusprojectsthatarenowprojectedtocarryoverto2008.BelowthislineareProjectsDeferredto2009PPLorcancelled.


                                    1.ThetimelagbetweenapprovinganewprofileandbeingabletosettleESII
                                    Dsusingthenewprofilewillbereduced.
                                    2.Newprofilesareexpectedtobesubjecttosignificantpopulationchange
                                    asnewESIIDsareidentifiedforinclusionintheprofile;lagged-
esforNewLoadProfiles&DLCImplementation/DemandResponseforSettlement
                                    dynamicsampleswillaccommodatethesechangesmorequickly,accurat
                                    elyandefficientlythanispossiblewithadjustedstaticmodels.
                                    3.UseoflaggeddynamicsampleswillallowthemarkettoauditESIIDsbein
                                    gassignedtonewprofilesandwillcreateanincentiveforCRsusingtheprof
                                    iletolimittheinclusionofESIIDstothoseappropriatetotheprofile.




       COMSExtract,Report&WebServi
       cesMonitoring&UsageStatistics

ctsthatarenotcurrentlyfundedin2008
2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects--RO
                                                                                                                                                    2008          2008
         Commit Prog                                                                          Current     Project        2008
Source                  Source Doc                     Project                   ProjectNo.                                           2008 Rank    Budget       Running   Net Benefit                          Summary Description                                                     Benefit Summary
           tee  Area                                                                           Status     Manager       Priority
                                                                                                                                                   Range         Range
                    PRR 672          Terms and Conditions not limited to Texas                                            0-                                                              This project will implement the remaining transaction timing               Will allow ERCOT to expedite the processing of orders as
                                                                                                                                                                                          requirements of PRR672 and prioritization requirements of PRR707.          prioritized by the Market.
Market    RMS    RO PRR 707          SET changes and Performance                 60008_01      Closed     C. Katskee   Previously        0.1      $250k-$500k    <$1M     $   (500,000)   The scope of PR60007 (Performance Measures project; PUCT                   Improve transaction processing speed to meet Market
                    PUCT 24462       Measurements                                                                      Approved                                                           Project 33049) was added to this effort.                                   Protocols.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Expected project needed to enhance reporting systems as a result of
                                                                                                                          0-                                                              T&Cs requirements effecting PUCT Performance Measures Project
                                     Performance Measures Reporting                                                                                                                       24462. This schope has been added to PR 60008_01 (Reason: To
PUCT      RMS    RO PUCT 24462                                                   60007_01     Cancelled                Previously       0.15                     <$1M     $ (1,000,000)   expedite delivery to meet the PUCT mandate and reduce costs by not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     TBD
                                     Requirements (changes to Project 24462)
                                                                                                                       Approved                                                           maintaining 2 code sets in ETS, consolidating the test and
                                                                                                                                                                                          implementation efforts)

                                                                                                                          0-                                                              Identify market facing servers without redundancy. Implement new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Savings based on cost estimates of data cleanup due to
                                     ERCOT Outage Evaluation and Resolution                                                                                                               code and hardware when possible to eliminate single points of failure.
Market    RMS    RO SCR 745                                                      60006_01     Execution   C. Katskee   Previously        0.2         <$50k       <$1M     $25,000,000     This will include clustering market facing servers and implementing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     outages: 4 large incidents per year at $25k each; 20 small
                                     (TDTWG)--Phases I and II                                                                                                                                                                                                        incidents per year at $5k each.
                                                                                                                       Approved                                                           code which will be able to switch from one system to another.


                                                                                                                                                                                          This project makes enhancements to the MarkeTrak tool by: (a)
                                                                                                                          0-                                                                                                                                         Reduce manual workarounds for efficient use of Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                          Increasing usability; (b) Improving workflow of MarkeTrak Issues; and
                                     MarkeTrak Enhancements (Workflow &                                                                                                                                                                                              Customer Choice resources, improve reporting
Market    RMS    RO SCR 749                                                      70007_01     Execution   K. Tanner    Previously        0.3        $1M-$3M     $1M-$2M   $ 5,300,000     (c) Increasing reporting functionality. To accomplish this the following
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     capabilities, enhance workflows and improve validations
                                     Reporting)                                                                                                                                           components will be modified: TeamTrak, MarkeTrak, MarkeTrak DB,
                                                                                                                       Approved                                                                                                                                      for ERCOT and Market Participants.
                                                                                                                                                                                          TIBCO, Siebel, Lodestar adapter, and Market APIs.

                                                                                                                          0-                                                              To add functionality on the ERCOT website for:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Provide Market Participants information regarding system
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Calendar of dates/times for planned outages affecting retail.
Market    RMS    RO      SCR 748     Website Enhancements for ERCOT Outages 70006_01           Closed     K. Tanner    Previously        0.4         <$50k      $1M-$2M       760000      • Unplanned Outage Alert with web message capability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     outages and allow the ability to monitor the status of
                                                                                                                       Approved                                                                                                                                      outages.
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Log of outages

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Creating the data comparison processes within EIS will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     allow:
                                                                                                                                                                                          Create a process to compare Siebel to Lodestar account and                 1. Decommissioning of the dev, PTEST, ITEST &
                                                                                                                          0-                                                              relationship data for both ESIIDs and Market Participants to ensure        production P2BT01 databases
                                     MO SAS 70 Procedures Optimization (fka
ERCOT     RO     RO                                                              70005_01      Closed      H. Day      Previously        0.5         <$50k      $1M-$2M   $    390,000    data synchronization on a daily and weekly basis. Create a subject         2. Elimination of manual notification process between
                                     EIS Siebel to Lodestar Comparison                                                                                                                    area within the data model to provide a compressed                         RCC & CODIA
                                                                                                                       Approved
                                                                                                                                                                                          ESIIDSERVICEHIST based on filter criteria.                                 3. Ability to completely synchronize the Siebel and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lodestar systems on a daily basis versus weekly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4. Ability to run data integrity checks on a regular basis

                                                                                                                          0-                                                              Normalize type of data associated to business objects. Multiple            Increased efficiencies in development and integration time
                                     Registration Data Model Enhancement
ERCOT     RO     RO                                                              60015_01      Closing      H Day      Previously        0.6       $50k-$100k   $1M-$2M   $    890,000    business objects are using the same tables which are growing large         as well as end user interaction (approximately 12 hours per
                                     (formerly ESIID Account Table Split)                                                                                                                 causing performance and scalability issues.                                day)
                                                                                                                       Approved
                                                                                                                          0-                                                                                                                                         Improved reporting and analysis efficiency (7 hours per
                                     Data Research and Reporting (formerly                                                                                                                Transition of ETS reporting from Data Archive to Enterprise Data
ERCOT     RO     RO                                                              50088_01 Planning         H. Day      Previously        0.7      $500k-$1M     $2M-$3M   $ 1,200,000     Warehouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     workday); Improved development efficiencies (16 hours
                                     ETS Transition to EDW)                                                                                                                                                                                                          per workday)
                                                                                                                       Approved

                                     Paperfree and NAESB Transition to ISM                                                0-                                                                                                                                         Fewer ad hoc data requests (4 hours per workday), less
                                                                                                                                                                                          Transition of EAI reporting from Data Archive to Enterprise Data           production support of data archive (4 hours per workday),
ERCOT     RO     RO                  Phase 1 (fka EDW EAI Transition (Inc.       50061_01     On Hold      H. Day      Previously        0.8       $50k-$100k   $2M-$3M   $    740,000    Warehouse                                                                  improved daily research of Siebel service order changes
                                     Paperfree and NAESB) Phase 1)                                                     Approved                                                                                                                                      (8 hours per workday)


ABOVE THIS LINE - Projects to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The project is necessary to comply with the requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                          This project will implement revision requests PRR 756 and LPGRR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of House Bill 3693. The project will develop a Load
                                                                                                                                                                                          30. These revision requests are necessary to comply with HB 3693
                       PRR 756                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Profiling and Data Aggregation methodology to better
                                                                                                                                                                                          which requires ERCOT to settle Distributed Renewable Generation by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     represent output of distributed renewable generation
                       LPGRR 30      Small Renewables/Distributed Generation -                                                                                                            01/01/2009.
Market    RMS    RO                                                              80028_01     Execution    H. Day      1 - Critical      1         $500k-$1M    $2M-$3M   $ (1,100,000)   PRR 756 allows for settlement of distributed renewable generation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     resources with a capacity of less than 50 kW. End users
                       HB 3693       RMWG                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and marketers are expected to benefit from the value
                                                                                                                                                                                          resources with a capacity of less than 50 kW. LPGRR 30 allows for
                       PUCT 34890                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    gained from the recognition of the improved settlement
                                                                                                                                                                                          load profiling methodology to better represent output of distributed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     processes. It supports the infrastructure needed to settle
                                                                                                                                                                                          renewable generation less than 50 kW.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     distributed renewable energy.
                                                                                                                                                    2008          2008
         Commit Prog                                                                           Current    Project        2008
Source                   Source Doc                     Project                   ProjectNo.                                          2008 Rank    Budget       Running   Net Benefit                          Summary Description                                                    Benefit Summary
           tee  Area                                                                            Status    Manager       Priority
                                                                                                                                                   Range         Range

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Necessary to comply with the requirements of PUCT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Subst. R. §25.130. Advanced Metering, HB 2129 and HB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3693, relating to advanced metering. Accelerates the
                                                                                                                                                                                          This project supports the interim settlement of all provisioned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    timeline for the market to take advantage of the benefits of
                                                                                                                                                                                          Advanced Meters using actual 15 minute data as defined by PUCT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    advanced meters. Settling advanced meters on a fifteen
                                                                                                                                                                                          Project 34610 (Interim Solution).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    minute basis allows Retail Electric Providers (REP) to
                                                                                                                                                                                          Included in this effort is: (a) The creation of a new usage loading
                                       Advanced Metering - Interim Settlement                                                                                                                                                                                       design innovative products. Enables retail customers to
                                                                                                                                                                                          process for providing 15-minute interval data to ERCOT from
                        PRR 766                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     more effectively respond to price signals by supporting
Market    RMS      RO                  Solution (fka Advanced Metering - MKT      80027_01     Planning    H. Day      1 - Critical      2         $500k-$1M    $3M-$4M   $   (750,000)   Advanced Meters; (b) Market receipt of interval data from ERCOT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    innovative retail product offerings, such as demand
                        PUCT 34610                                                                                                                                                        using ad-hoc ESIID web services; (3) Seeing that the interim solution
                                       Changes for PUCT 34610)                                                                                                                                                                                                      response, dynamic pricing, and time of use pricing.
                                                                                                                                                                                          is based on using the 15-minute interval data for settlements only; (4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Through a CR, customers can gain visibility into their
                                                                                                                                                                                          Changes to ERCOT's IT architecture and storage in order to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    electrical usage patterns thus managing their utility
                                                                                                                                                                                          accomodate this significant increase in 15-minute data used in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    consumption by shifting load to off-peak hours. Increased
                                                                                                                                                                                          settlements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    accuracy of wholesale settlements by using actual 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    minute interval data. Provides more readily available actual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15 minute interval data for Initial settlements.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Address architectural integration issues to resolve the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    „Siebel Half-Order issue‟ and help with stability between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TIBCO and Siebel. Improved TIBCO notifications and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    alerts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Replace the use of the COM interface (adapter) that
                                                                                                                                                                                          This projects implements integration best practices recommended by        TIBCO is using to interface with Siebel because it is
ERCOT              RO                  TIBCo Siebel IntegratioN Enhancements      80040_01     Planning   C. Katskee    2 - High         4           <$50k      $3M-$4M   $    (50,000)   Oracle in effort to resolve the „Siebel Half-Order‟ issues.               considered bad practice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This type of approach is not as robust or as dependable as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a queue based or web service solution.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A COM based solution creates extra overhead and slower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    performance then other available options .



                                                                                                                                                                                          To automate the current manual support required to update the Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                          System Outage Notice functionally on ERCOT's website and develop          This project will reduce the number of manual steps
                                       Website Enhancements for ERCOT                                                  3 - High /                                                         a system generated canned email Market notification with limited          required to post Outage alerts on ERCOT.com. This
Market    RMS      RO SCR 748                                                     70006_02     Closing    K. Tanner                      3        $250k-$500k   $3M-$4M   $ 4,300,000     details for unplanned system outages for start and stop times as well     project will reduce the time required to post Outage alerts
                                       Outages Ph II                                                                    Medium
                                                                                                                                                                                          as providing reporting capabilities for both planned and unplanned        on ERCOT.com
                                                                                                                                                                                          outages
ABOVE THIS LINE --Projects for 2008: Below this line are Projects Deferred to 2009 PPL or cancelled.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Exception reporting in Retail Customer Choice has been
                                                                                                                                                                                          Automate current exception reporting to monitor protocol compliance
                                       Exception Reporting and Monitoring                                                                                                                                                                                           very manual. There are protocol requirements that may
ERCOT      RO      RO                                                             70008_01     Deferred                                           $100k-$250k   $3M-$4M   $   400,000     for processing exceptions. Create new exception reports using new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    not be met due to the lack of logging after the processing
                                       Enhancements                                                                                                                                       data available from RBP and/or EDW projects.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    occurs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Exception processing in Retail Customer Choice has been
                                       Systematic Exception Reprocessing                                                                                                                  Automate current exception processing to meet protocol. Create
ERCOT      RO      RO                                                             70009_01     Deferred                                           $250k-$500k   $4M-$5M   $    40,000     reporting features after processing occurs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    very manual. There are protocol requirements that may
                                       Functionality                                                                                                                                                                                                                not be met due to the manual efforts.


                                       Paperfree and NAESB Transition to ISM                                                                                                                                                                                        Fewer ad hoc data requests (4 hours per workday), less
                                                                                                                                                                                          Transition of EAI reporting from Data Archive to Enterprise Data          production support of data archive (4 hours per workday),
ERCOT      RO      RO                  Phase 2 (fka EDW EAI Transition (Inc.      50061_02     Deferred                                                         $4M-$5M   $   740,000     Warehouse                                                                 improved daily research of Siebel service order changes
                                       Paperfree and NAESB) Phase 2)                                                                                                                                                                                                (8 hours per workday)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Improve performance and accessibility of data. The
                                                                                                                                                                                          Change the Paper Free application system to log all ANSI records to       suggested changes in the logging details will allow users
ERCOT      RO      RO                  EDI Transaction logging                    60062_01     Deferred                                           $100k-$250k   $4M-$5M   $    75,000     TRLOG and to log all TXSET records to a new table which will better       to access the data without needing a cross-reference
                                                                                                                                                                                          support current and future business needs.                                sheet telling them what the columns are in TRLOG and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    what data (per transaction type) is being logged to them.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Our experience with splitting the inbound 814 X12 maps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    has shown that reducing the complexity of the map (by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    implementing clean flowing logic) can reap significant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    performance gains. The time to analyze and correct any
                                       814 inbound XML rewrite (impacts input                                                                                                             Re-Write of Inbound 814 XML maps to Increase Efficiency, Reliability
ERCOT      RO      RO                                                             60043_01     Deferred                                           $100k-$250k   $4M-$5M   $   440,000     and Stability of ERCOT transaction data processing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    logic errors has been decreased by as much as 10 times
                                       from portal only)                                                                                                                                                                                                            the original completion times with the original logic. In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    addition the overall number of defects that are/were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    created from attempts to correct logic or implement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    enhancements has also been greatly reduced.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reduced rework for both market and ERCOT by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    eliminating possibility of out of sync conditions between
ERCOT      RO      RO                  Commercial Apps - Calendar Consolidation   60033_01     Deferred                                           $250k-$500k   $5M-$6M   $   740,000     Develop single business calendar for use by all retail applications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    multiple business calendars (50 hours per year of data
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    repair activity for CRs and TDSPs)
                                                                                                                                                                                          Change the Paper Free application system to utilize DUNS numbers
ERCOT      RO      RO                  Name to DUNS conversion                    60059_01     Deferred                                           $100k-$250k   $5M-$6M   $    14,000     as opposed to Market Participant company names.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Consistent naming standards within Paperfree system.
                                                                                                                                               2008          2008
         Commit Prog                                                                         Current     Project     2008
Source                 Source Doc                     Project                  ProjectNo.                                        2008 Rank    Budget       Running   Net Benefit                        Summary Description                                                   Benefit Summary
           tee  Area                                                                          Status     Manager    Priority
                                                                                                                                              Range         Range
                                                                                                                                                                                    Remove all of the MPDB.conf files in the MB/PF systems and
                                                                                                                                                                                    consolidate all of the configurations into a single table. The complexity The complexity of adding new MP to the system must be
ERCOT     RO     RO                 MP configuration Table                     60060_01      Deferred                                        $100k-$250k   $5M-$6M   $      (300)   of adding new MP to the system must be reduced in order to remove         reduced in order to remove the number of errors that are
                                                                                                                                                                                    the number of errors that are encountered when adding / modifying         encountered when adding / modifying MP information.
                                                                                                                                                                                    MP information.
ERCOT     RO     RO                 MarkeTrak Phase 3                          80030_01      Deferred                                                      $5M-$6M
ERCOT     RO     RO                 Retail Application Upgrades                80031_01      Deferred                                                      $5M-$6M
ERCOT     RO     RO                 Enrollment Postcard Notification Process   80029_01      Deferred                                                      $5M-$6M
BELOW THIS LINE - Projects that are not currently funded in 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                    Identify market facing servers without redundancy. Implement new
                                                                                                                                                                                    code and hardware when possible to eliminate single points of failure.   Savings based on cost estimates of data cleanup due to
                                    ERCOT Outage Evaluation and Resolution                                         9 - Parking
Market    RMS    RO     SCR745                                                 60006_02     Cancelled                                                      $5M-$6M   $25,000,000    This will include clustering market facing servers and implementing      outages: 4 large incidents per year at $25k each; 20 small
                                    (TDTWG)--Phase III                                                                  Lot                                                         code which will be able to switch from one system to the other without   incidents per year at $5k each.
                                                                                                                                                                                    an outage. This project may be addressed in SCR-745

                                    Create Retail XML Transaction Format to                                        9 - Parking
ERCOT     RO     RO                                                            60065_01     Below Line                                                     $5M-$6M   $        -
                                    MPs - set the national standard                                                     Lot
                                                                                                                   9 - Parking
ERCOT     RO     RO                 NAESB Failover - TDTWG                        New       Below Line                                                     $5M-$6M
                                                                                                                        Lot
2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects--SO
                                                                                                                                    2008        2008
          Comm Prog     Source                                                    Current     Project         2008         2008
Source                                         Project               ProjectNo.                                                    Budget     Running       Net Benefit                    Summary Description                                             Benefit Summary
           ittee Area    Doc                                                       Status     Manager        Priority      Rank
                                                                                                                                   Range       Range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         This SCR aims to reduce network model errors. The
                                                                                                                                                                          The objective of this project is to provide transmission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         economic benefits, in terms of unnecessary congestion
                                                                                                                                                                          element dynamic rating data (in Megavolt Ampere (MVA))
                                 Dynamic Rating Data to TSP Using                                                                                                                                                                        costs incurred due to erroneous limitations, depend upon
 Market    ROS    SO    SCR746                                       60082_01      Closed     M. Belcher                          <$50k       <$1M      $       (370,000) used by ERCOT to the Transmission Service Provider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a number of factors including (1) how many errors exist;
                                 ICCP Link                                                                                                                                (TSP) of the facility through the Inter-Control Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (2) how many errors would be eliminated by this SCR;
                                                                                                                                                                          Protocol (ICCP) link.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and (3) the congestion costs caused by the errors.

                                                                                                                                                                            Provides the ability to continuously monitor all generator
                                 Voltage/Reactive Compliance                                   Theresa
  TRE      SO     SO                                                 50055_01     Cancelled                                                   <$1M                          buses to verify if Generators are meeting their voltage
                                 Management Database (50055)                                   Moody                                                                        profile requirements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Develop the capability for QSEs to submit seasonal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         generation unit Net Dependable Capability test results
                                 Unit Testing-Electronic Submittal                             Theresa
  TRE      SO     SO                                                 50070_01      Closed                                         $100k-$250k <$1M                          Automates the generator unit test submittal process.         biennial Reactive Capability test results using an ERCOT
                                 via Web (50070)                                               Moody                                                                                                                                     web site.

                                                                                                                                                                         The REC (Renewable Energy Credits) Trading Program
                                                                                                                                                                         has been in operation almost six years and requires
 PUCT      SO     SO             REC Program Modifications           70035_01      Closed     M. Belcher                          <$50k       <$1M      $        142,714 upgrading to conform to ERCOT‟s IT standards and
                                                                                                                                                                         security measures, and PUCT requirements mandated by
                                                                                                                                                                         Senate Bill 20.

ABOVE THIS LINE - Projects to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008

                                                                                                                                                                         Phase II deliverables:
                                                                                                                                                                         - Upgrade AREVA Load Forecast from v2.2 to v2.5 of latter.
                                                                                                                                                                         - Integrate multiple sources of MTLF data into one
                                                                                                                                                                         application
                                 Mid Term Load Forecast
 ERCOT     SO     SO                                                 60084_02     Execution   M. Belcher   0 - Carryover   0.1    $250k-$500k <$1M      $        140,000 - Allow Operators to select & choose the source of forecast See project 60084_01 Benefit Summary
                                 Enhancements - Phase II                                                                                                                 data
                                                                                                                                                                         - Archive all Forecast data.
                                                                                                                                                                         - Provide the ability to view metrics & error statistics for all
                                                                                                                                                                         MTLF sources

                                                                                                                                                                          The current implementation of VSAT/TSAT allows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Provide additional user functionality to make TSAT
                                                                                                                                                                          Operations to detect when ERCOT is at risk of voltage
                                 Improvements to VSA/DSA - Phase                                                                                                                                                                         minimally viable as a real-time operations tool, and to
 ERCOT     SO     SO                                                 50029_01     Planning    M. Belcher   0 - Carryover   0.2    $500k-$1M   $1M-$2M   $       (270,000) collapse for certain steady state risk situations, but does
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         significantly improve the usefulness of VSAT to
                                 II                                                                                                                                       not support Operators with advice on how to correct the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         operations.
                                                                                                                                                                          “At risk” state.
                                                                                                                                                                            Phase II for enhancements to the Unit Testing Automation     Enhance the NDCRC application which enables QSEs to
                                                                                                                                                                            and Electronic Submittal via Web project.                    submit seasonal generation unit Net Dependable
 ERCOT     SO     SO             NDCRC Enhancements                  50070_02      Closing      Lowe        1 - Critical   0.3    <$50k       $1M-$2M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Capability test results biennial Reactive Capability test
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         results using an ERCOT web site.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Synchro-phasor measurements” will allow system
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         operators to better visualize the status of the grid in real-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         time and address issues as they arise. While this started
                                                                                                                                                                            The objective is to implement, on a pilot basis, a starter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         phasor monitoring system will not be integrated with
                                                                                                                                                                            phasor monitoring system in ERCOT in order to observe,
   SO      SO     SO          Starter Phasor Monitoring System (SPMS) 80037_01    Execution     Lowe        1 - Critical   0.4    <$50k       $1M-$2M
                                                                                                                                                                            analyze, and learn from the wide-range of potential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         other system control applications, it is expected this pilot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         will collect important data that operators and planners in
                                                                                                                                                                            reliability application of this new technology.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ERCOT can use for outage analysis, system model
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         improvements and, eventually, information that can aid in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         preventing reliability events on the grid. .


BELOW THIS LINE - Projects that are not currently funded in 2008
                                                                                              2008      2008
         Comm Prog     Source                          Current   Project    2008      2008
Source                          Project   ProjectNo.                                         Budget   Running   Net Benefit   Summary Description   Benefit Summary
          ittee Area    Doc                             Status   Manager   Priority   Rank
                                                                                             Range     Range
itization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects--SO

                    Project



      Dynamic Rating Data to TSP Using
      ICCP Link



      Voltage/Reactive Compliance
      Management Database (50055)


      Unit Testing-Electronic Submittal
      via Web (50070)



      REC Program Modifications


ts to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008




      Mid Term Load Forecast
      Enhancements - Phase II




      Improvements to VSA/DSA - Phase
      II



      NDCRC Enhancements




    Starter Phasor Monitoring System (SPMS)




cts that are not currently funded in 2008
Project
                                                          Unfunded Projects
                                                                                   Board
                   Prog   Source                                          Budget
Source Committee                   Project               Priority Rank            Approval      Summary Description   Benefit Summary
                   Area    Doc                                           Estimate
                                                                                    Date




                                             27e7c07d-5a64-4e0e-a5c3-1e39b78b143f.xlsUnfunded Projects                        7/21/2010
                                                               2007/2008 Project Prioritization

         Committe   Prog       Source                           Project   Current    Project
Source                                          Project
            e       Area        Doc                               No.      Status    Manager
                    Nodal
                    Nodal
                    Nodal
                    Nodal
                    Nodal
                    Nodal

                            Items above this boundary will be included in the initial rollout of the Nodal mar
                                Items below this boundary may be better suited for a post-implementation r

    In the event the Nodal team can implement an item below this boundary in the initial Nodal release, t
                                                          reprioritization consideration.
TPTF       CCB      Nodal      CR0009 Add API to CRR              n/a     Deferred   Jirasek
                    Nodal
                    Nodal
                    Nodal
                    Nodal
                    Nodal
roject Prioritization - Nodal Projects
                                                        2007     2007          2007
                                2007      2007                                          2008         2009         Total
              2007 Priority                           Running   Budget       Running
                                Rank     Budget                                        Budget       Budget       Budget
                                                       Total    Range         Range




tial rollout of the Nodal market if at all possible.
for a post-implementation release of Nodal.

 n the initial Nodal release, this fact will be noticed to the market for
onsideration.
              9 - Parking Lot                     0         0            0         0            0            0            0
Priority
           Summary Description   Benefit Summary
Approval
                                                       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
                                                                        Status
                                                                                       at 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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