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					                                         2007 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects
                                                                                                                                 2008         2008
         Comm Prog Source                                                                   Current       2008          2008                             2007         2007    2006
Source                                           Project                     Project No.                                        Budget       Running                                  2006 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                                                     Status      Priority       Rank                            Priority      Rank   Priority
                                                                                                                                Range         Range
                                                                                                             0-
ERCOT     CO   CO           Lawson 9.x Upgrade                               60020_02       Initiation   Previously     0.1    $100k-$250k    <$1M     1 - Critical   0.9
                                                                                                         Approved
                                                                                           Not Yet           0-
ERCOT     CO   CO           Corporate Document Management                    70013_01      Started -     Previously     0.2    $250k-$500k    <$1M     1 - Critical    6
                                                                                             2007        Approved
                                                                                           Not Yet           0-
ERCOT     CO   CO           Enterprise Document Management                   60029_01      Started -     Previously     0.3    $250k-$500k    <$1M      2 - High       18
                                                                                             2007        Approved
                                                                                           Not Yet        0-
ERCOT     CO   CO           Physical Security Project #1                     70014_01      Started -  Previously        0.4    $250k-$500k   $1M-$2M   1 - Critical    14
                                                                                             2007     Approved
                                                                                                          0-
ERCOT     CO   CO           Cyber-Security Project #1                        70022_01      Below Line Previously        0.5      <$100k      $1M-$2M    2 - High       22
                                                                                                      Approved


ERCOT     CO   CO           MET Facility Analysis Phase 2 Deployment            New                      1 - Critical    1     $250k-$500k   $1M-$2M



ERCOT     CO   CO           Physical Security Project #2                        New                      1 - Critical    2     $250k-$500k   $1M-$2M



ERCOT     CO   CO           Employee Performance Management                     New                      1 - Critical    3     $100k-$250k   $1M-$2M


ERCOT     CO   CO           Vendor Contract Management Phase 3                  New                      1 - Critical    4     $100k-$250k   $2M-$3M



                            Asset Management Integration (Altiris, Remedy,
ERCOT     CO   CO                                                               New                      1 - Critical    5     $100k-$250k   $2M-$3M
                            Lawson)



                                                                                           Not Yet
ERCOT     CO   CO           Network Access Control/Application Gateways      70023_01      Started -     1 - Critical    6     $100k-$250k   $2M-$3M    2 - High       19
                                                                                             2007
                                                                                                                             2008         2008
         Comm Prog Source                                                              Current       2008          2008                            2007      2007    2006
Source                                          Project                  Project No.                                        Budget      Running                              2006 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                                                Status      Priority       Rank                           Priority   Rank   Priority
                                                                                                                            Range        Range
ERCOT     CO   CO           Arcsight Enhancement                            New                     1 - Critical    7     $250k-$500k   $2M-$3M


                            Taylor Control Room Display System
ERCOT     CO   CO                                                           New                     1 - Critical    8       $1-$2M      $4M-$5M
                            Replacement


ERCOT     CO   CO           Procurement Process Flows                       New                     2 - High        9     $250k-$500k   $4M-$5M
ERCOT     CO   CO           Blue Building Generator                         New                     2 - High        10    $250k-$500k   $5M-$6M
ERCOT     CO   CO           IDS Capability Enhancement                      New                     2 - High        11    $250k-$500k   $5M-$6M

ERCOT     CO   CO           Physical Security Project #3                    New                     2 - High        12    $250k-$500k   $5M-$6M

ERCOT     CO   CO           Ruby Standardization                            New                     2 - High        13      <$100k      $5M-$6M

ERCOT     CO   CO           Application Server Standardization (JBOSS)      New                     2 - High        14      <$100k      $5M-$6M

ERCOT     CO   CO           Java Upgrade                                    New                     2 - High        15    $100k-$250k   $6M-$7M

ERCOT     CO   CO           Finance Process Flows                           New                     2 - High        16    $250k-$500k   $6M-$7M

                            Quality Initiative (Mercury/SDLC/RUP
ERCOT     CO   CO                                                           New                     2 - High        17      <$100k      $6M-$7M
                            Integration)




ERCOT     CO   CO           Mercury -- SOA Framework                        New                     2 - High        18    $100k-$250k   $6M-$7M




ERCOT     CO   CO           Lawson Security                              70015_01      Below Line   2 - High        19      <$100k      $6M-$7M   2 - High    31




ERCOT     CO   CO           HR Process Flows                             70020_01                   2 - High        20                  $6M-$7M   2 - High    16
                                                                                                                          2008         2008
         Comm Prog Source                                                              Current       2008        2008                             2007      2007    2006
Source                                          Project                  Project No.                                     Budget       Running                               2006 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                                                Status      Priority     Rank                            Priority   Rank   Priority
                                                                                                                         Range         Range


ERCOT     CO   CO           E-Procurement                                   New                      2 - High     21    $100k-$250k   $7M-$8M



ERCOT     CO   CO           Security Configuration Management               New                      2 - High     22    $250k-$500k   $7M-$8M

ERCOT     CO   CO           Cyber-Security Project #2                       New                      2 - High     23    $250k-$500k   $7M-$8M

ERCOT     CO   CO           Credit Model Integration with ROME              New                      2 - High     24      <$100k      $7M-$8M


                            Taylor Control Room Operation Support
ERCOT     CO   CO                                                           New                      2 - High     25      $1-$2M      $9M-$10M
                            Expansion (two story)


                                                                 2008 Resource Capability Level - $9.7M

                                                                                                    3 - High /
ERCOT     CO   CO           Corporate Development Environment               New        Below Line                 26    $100k-$250k              2 - High    23
                                                                                                     Medium


                                                                                                    3 - High /
ERCOT     CO   CO           Corporate i-Test Environment                    New        Below Line                 27    $100k-$250k              2 - High    24
                                                                                                     Medium

                                                                                                    3 - High /
ERCOT     CO   CO           Intranet Re-architecture                        New        Below Line                 28    $100k-$250k              2 - High    25
                                                                                                     Medium
                                                                                                    3 - High /
ERCOT     CO   CO           Report Writer                                   New        Below Line                 29      <$100k                 2 - High    26
                                                                                                     Medium

                                                                                                    3 - High /
ERCOT     CO   CO           Project Portfolio Management System          60058_01      Below Line                 30    $500k-$1M                2 - High    27
                                                                                                     Medium

                                                                                                    3 - High /
ERCOT     CO   CO           Lawson Expense Management                    60066_01      Below Line                 31      <$100k                 2 - High    29
                                                                                                     Medium
                                                                                                                          2008          2008
         Comm Prog Source                                                              Current       2008        2008                              2007        2007    2006
Source                                          Project                  Project No.                                     Budget        Running                                 2006 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                                                Status      Priority     Rank                             Priority     Rank   Priority
                                                                                                                         Range          Range

                                                                                                    3 - High /
ERCOT     CO   CO           Absence Management                           60066_01      Below Line                 32      <$100k                  2 - High      30
                                                                                                     Medium

                                                                                                    3 - High /                                   3 - High /
ERCOT     CO   CO           Patrol Path and 3 wheel vehicle for Taylor      New        Below Line                 33    $100k-$250k                             32
                                                                                                     Medium                                       Medium

                                                                                                      9-
                                                                                                                                                 9 - Parking
ERCOT     CO   CO           Continuous Monitoring Software               60026_01      Below Line   Parking             $100k-$250k
                                                                                                                                                      Lot
                                                                                                      Lot

                                                                                                      9-
                                                                                                                                                 9 - Parking
ERCOT     CO   CO           NERC Tracking Database                       60032_01      Below Line   Parking               <$100k
                                                                                                                                                      Lot
                                                                                                      Lot
                                                                            Planned for 2009
                            Expansion of TCC Data Center & Console                     Planned
ERCOT     CO   CO                                                                                      N/A
                            Operations                                                 for 2009                                    0
                                                                                       Planned
ERCOT     CO   CO           HR & IT Build-out -- TCC2 SE                                               N/A                         0
                                                                                       for 2009
                                                                                       Planned
ERCOT     CO   CO           Security Build-out -- TCC2 SW                                              N/A
                                                                                       for 2009                                    0
2006 Budget   2007 Budget   2007 Running    2005      2005   CBA
                                                                         Net Benefit     Summary Description                                     Benefit Summary
   Range         Range         Range       Priority   Rank   Score

                                                                                         Upgrade the Lawson application to the most current
                                                                                         9.x version

                                                                                         Provide a document management system within the
 $50k-$100k                                                   15     $         260,000 area of Corporate Operations for policies,
                                                                                         procedures, department documentation, etc.

                                                                                         Provide a document management system to be used
                                                              15     $       5,700,000 across the enterprise for policies, procedures,           Internal ERCOT benefit: 10 min. time savings per employee per workday
                                                                                         department documentation, etc.




                                                                                         Begin to respond to the recommendations
                                                                                         documented during MET Facility Analysis Phase 1
                                                                                         with regard to housing the activities currently
                                                                                         performed at the MET Center.




                                                                                         The business process whereby employees’
                                                                                         performance is rated against established criteria
                                                                                         derived from job competencies. As part of the overall
                                                                                         process a software package is used to capture,
                                                                                         categorize, standardize,for required automated
                                                                                         Enhancements to VCM and meet legal compliance
                                                                                         reporting capabilities not provided by the Managed
                                                                                         Service Provider.
                                                                                         ERCOT currently has several Asset Management
                                                                                         tools including Altiris, Aperture, Remedy and Lawson.
                                                                                          Each of these tools provide a unique purpose and
                                                                                         data. Integration between the systems is necessary
                                                                                         to eliminate errors resulting from duplicate data and


                                                                                       ISSD intends to identify a best of breed of the
                                                                                                                                                 The overhead management of VPNs is significant and does not provide the
                                                                                       network identity access based control technologies
                                                                                                                                                 granular level of control and audit history necessary to ensure proper
                                                              25     $       2,100,000 and implement it at ERCOT with the in-depth support
                                                                                                                                                 access controls are in place for both applications and databases.
                                                                                       of the Network Group of IT. Additionally ISSD intends
                                                                                                                                                 Additionally, new vulnerabilities can be more
                                                                                       to identify the best of breed in Web Application F
2006 Budget   2007 Budget   2007 Running    2005      2005   CBA
                                                                         Net Benefit    Summary Description                                        Benefit Summary
   Range         Range         Range       Priority   Rank   Score
                                                                                        This project is to upgrade Arcsight to the latest
                                                                                        version, migrate all Linux components to AIX and
                                                                                        The projector currently in use in the control rooms
                                                                                        has become obsolete. Parts are increasingly difficult
                                                                                        to come by. The replacement projector will use less
                                                                                        expensive lamps and less power. The projector in the
                                                                                        Austin Control Room will not be replaced, pe

                                                                                        Programs developed with the Lawson Process Flow
                                                                                        toolset which automates the flow of information
                                                                                        The generator that was originally installed for the Blue
                                                                                        Building was moved to TCC2 as a cost-saving
                                                                                        The current IDS-IPS will be three years old and much
                                                                                        of the implementation was based on network design
                                                                                        that is no longer current. The system must be


                                                                                        This project is intended to provide a standard 3-tier
                                                                                        development/deployment environment for Ruby on
                                                                                        Deployment of a J2EE 1.4 compliant application
                                                                                        server consistent with the ERCOT technical roadmap.
                                                                                        This has nodal dependencies as vendors have been
                                                                                        This will bring ERCOT up to the latest stable version
                                                                                        of Java and is consistent with the ERCOT technical
                                                                                        roadmap. developed with the Lawson Process Flow
                                                                                        Programs It is important that ERCOT upgrade as
                                                                                        toolset which automates the flow of information
                                                                                        during various steps to business processes. The
                                                                                        The Application Services division of IT is
                                                                                        implementing the RUP methodology. In order to fully
                                                                                        utilize the value of RUP, some integration of tools is
                                                                                        required to support the process from requirements
                                                                                        Mercury’s Systinet software is required by the testing
                                                                                        team to test SOA services at ERCOT. Systinet
                                                                                        provides services in the following areas:
                                                                                        SOA Governance - provides the visibility you need to
                                                                                        create trust and to gain complete control over your
                                                                                        SOA en


                                                                                      Lawson has restructured the application security
                                                                                                                                                   In addition to the additive role based security, the new model will provide
                                                                                      within the suite of applications. The security is no
                                                                                                                                                   better audit capabilities and support for Sarbanes Oxley level compliance.
                                                              14     $        230,000 longer deductive where a user is given access to
                                                                                                                                                   The new model also integrates with LDAP and provides single sign on
                                                                                      everything and the security administrator must strip
                                                                                                                                                   capabilities.
                                                                                      away any access that is not required.


                                                                                      Programs developed with the Lawson Process Flow
                                                                                      toolset which automates the flow of information
                                                                                                                                           Insure that all the appropriate and necessary steps have completed for
                                                              17     $        190,000 during various steps to business processes. The
                                                                                                                                           when ERCOT hires and terminates employees
                                                                                      number, type, and requirements will be determined as
                                                                                      part of the overall HR business process review.
2006 Budget   2007 Budget         2007 Running    2005      2005   CBA
                                                                               Net Benefit      Summary Description                                       Benefit Summary
   Range         Range               Range       Priority   Rank   Score

                                                                                                Included in Lawson’s Requisition Self Service is the E-
                                                                                                Procurement application. E-Procurement allows for
                                                                                                designated individuals to shop for goods from pre-
                                                                                                approved outside vendors within the Requisition Self
                                                                                                Service screens. Vendors establish and maintain

                                                                                                Due to the current issues with the present Security
                                                                                                Configuration Management software (NetIQ), it may
                                                                                                be necessary to research, purchase and implement


                                                                                                Integrate the credit exposure statistical model with
                                                                                                the ROME Credit Management application.

                                                                                                Expand control room footprint to the second floor to
                                                                                                accommodate all Operations support personnel and
                                                                                                additional Nodal system operations within a single
                                                                                                controlled and hardened area. Conference rooms 252
                                                                                                & 253 as well as the break area will be remodeled a



                                                                                            Allow the corporate development environment to
                                                                                            expand so that the resources are available to the             Currently most corporate applications only have 2 environments to work
               $250k-$500k                                          19     $        560,000 development team so that Corporate Applications is            with: prod (corp) and Dev or Itest. The additional environments are
                                                                                            able to follow the ERCOT standard Software                    needed to support the SDLC and to provide quality control.
                                                                                            Development Lifecycle.
                                                                                            Allow the corporate test environment to expand so
                                                                                                                                                          Currently most corporate applications only have 2 environments to work
                                                                                            that the resources are available to ERCOT so that
               $250k-$500k                                          19     $        560,000                                                               with: prod (corp) and Dev or Itest. The additional environments are
                                                                                            Corporate Applications is able to follow the ERCOT
                                                                                                                                                          needed to support the SDLC and to provide quality control.
                                                                                            Software Development LifeCycle.

                                                                                                Re-architect the intranet which is based on               ColdFusion will be deprecated at ERCOT. The intranet needs to be re-
               $100k-$250k                                          15     $          31,000
                                                                                                ColdFusion Technology.                                    written in a language that supports the web development architecture.

                                                                                                Provide enhanced reporting for ERCOT's standard
              $               -                                     16     $        260,000                                                               Therre is a significant need across the organization for improved reporting.
                                                                                                applications. Allow end users reporting self service.

                                                                                              Provide additional portfolio analysis features to
                                                                                              existing project scheduling tool that allows for tracking
                  $500k-$1M                                         13     $        (640,000)
                                                                                              and reporting on project portfolio health, performance,
                                                                                              budgets, costs and issues.
                                                                                                Implement Lawson Expense management in order to
              $               -                                     14     $        100,000                                                               Provide online system for employees to enter expense data.
                                                                                                track expenses online.
2006 Budget    2007 Budget        2007 Running    2005      2005   CBA
                                                                               Net Benefit      Summary Description                                  Benefit Summary
   Range          Range              Range       Priority   Rank   Score
                                                                                                                                                     • Lawson has replaced Time Accrual with Absence Management. Time
                                                                                                                                                     Accrual will no longer be supported in the future.
                                                                                                Replace the existing Time Accrual component in
               $              -                                     11     $         (69,000)                                                        • Absence Management will eliminate some of the existing problems that
                                                                                                Lawson with Absence Management
                                                                                                                                                     can be found in TA
                                                                                                                                                     • Fewer time entry points for employees since A

 $100k-$250k    $100k-$250k                                         24     $        (160,000)

                                                                                                Provide automated capabilities to review and
                                                                                                interrogate data from ERCOT's key business systems Intangible benefit: Provide improved assurance that fraud is not being
 $100k-$250k    $100k-$250k                                         15     $        (190,000)
                                                                                                to help ensure there are no fraudulent transactions perpetrated throughout the organization
                                                                                                being processed throughout the organization.

                                                                                                Track NERC recommendations, Compliance audit
                                                                                                                                                     Creates a common data repository for various issues that are currently
   <$50k           <$50k                                            21     $         (44,000) issues, mitigation plans, investigations and
                                                                                                                                                     tracked separately
                                                                                                correspondence to market participants.
                                        2007 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects
                                                                                                                     2008         2008
         Comm Prog Source                                                Current   Project     2008         2008                              2007      2007    2006              2006 Budget   2007 Budget
Source                                    Project          Project No.                                              Budget       Running                                2006 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                                  Status   Manager    Priority      Rank                             Priority   Rank   Priority              Range         Range
                                                                                                                    Range         Range
                            SLA and OpenView Integration                 Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                                           1 - Critical    1     $500k-$1M       <$1M
                            Monitoring Modules                           Started

                            Additional Production SAN                    Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                                           1 - Critical    2      $1M-$2M      $2M-$3M
                            Capacity - 1st 1/2 of 2008                   Started
                                                                         Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO          WAN Refresh                                                      1 - Critical    3     $500k-$1M     $3M-$4M
                                                                         Started
                                                                         Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO          Minor Capital                                                    1 - Critical    4      $1M-$2M      $4M-$5M
                                                                         Started
                                                                         Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO          Blade Refresh                                                    1 - Critical    5      $2M-$3M      $7M-$8M
                                                                         Started
                            Additional SAN Capacity for                  Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                                           1 - Critical    6      $1M-$2M      $8M-$9M
                            Projects- 1st 1/2 of 2008                    Started
                                                                         Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO          PIX Firewall Replacement                                         1 - Critical    7     $100k-$250k   $9M-$10M
                                                                         Started
                                                                         Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO          Network Switch Refresh                                           1 - Critical    8     $250k-$500k   $9M-$10M
                                                                         Started
                                                                         Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO          CISCO ONS Expansion                                              1 - Critical    9     $100k-$250k   $9M-$10M
                                                                         Started
                                                                         Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO          Enterprise Visibility                                            1 - Critical    10    $500k-$1M     $10M-$11M
                                                                         Started
                                                           2008 Resource Capability Level - $10.4M
                            Additional Production SAN                    Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                                            2 - High       11     $1M-$2M      $12M-$13M
                            Capacity - 2nd 1/2 of 2008                   Started

                                                                         Not Yet             3 - High /
ERCOT     IO    IO          ERCOT Wireless Solution                                                          12    $100k-$250k $12M-$13M
                                                                         Started              Medium
                                                                         Not Yet             3 - High /
ERCOT     IO    IO          Office 2007 Installation                                                         13    $250k-$500k $12M-$13M
                                                                         Started              Medium
                                                                         Not Yet             3 - High /
ERCOT     IO    IO          I.E. 7 Installation                                                              14    $250k-$500k $13M-$14M
                                                                         Started              Medium
                                                                         Not Yet             3 - High /
ERCOT     IO    IO          SAN Director Replacement                                                         15     $1M-$2M      $14M-$15M
                                                                         Started              Medium
                                                                                                                          2008       2008
         Comm Prog Source                                                   Current     Project      2008        2008                             2007         2007    2006              2006 Budget   2007 Budget
Source                                        Project         Project No.                                                Budget     Running                                    2006 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                                     Status     Manager     Priority     Rank                            Priority      Rank   Priority              Range         Range
                                                                                                                         Range       Range
                              Powderhorn Tape Library                        Not Yet                3 - High /
ERCOT     IO      IO                                                                                              16    $500k-$1M   $15M-$16M
                              Replacement                                    Started                 Medium


                                                                             Not Yet                3 - High /
ERCOT     IO      IO          Console Ops Buildout                                                                17    $250k-$500k $15M-$16M
                                                                             Started                 Medium

                                                                             Not Yet                3 - High /
ERCOT     IO      IO          Exchange 2007 Installation                                                          18    $250k-$500k $16M-$17M
                                                                             Started                 Medium
               Projects below this line are expected to either complete or be cancelled in 2007 so they do not need to be ranked in 2008


                                                                                        McLain/W                                                   0-
ERCOT     IO      IO          EDW EMMS Decommission             50031       Execution                  N/A       N/A                                            1      1.1       11.7    $250k-$500k   $50k-$100k
                                                                                         ilkinson                                               Carryover




ERCOT     IO      IO          Storage Upgrade                  60092_01     Completed Storage          N/A       N/A                            1 - Critical    1                         $500k-$1M             -




ERCOT     IO      IO          Enterprise Service Management    60055_01     Execution Wilkinson        N/A       N/A                            1 - Critical    1.5    1.1       26       $50k-$100k    $500k-$1M




ERCOT     IO      IO          Veritas Vaulting                 60098_01     Completed     Diaz         N/A       N/A                            1 - Critical    2                         $50k-$100k            -




ERCOT                         Minor Capital                     099907      Execution    Kassel        N/A       N/A                            1 - Critical    3.5                       $        -    $1M-$3M
                                                                                                                            2008     2008
         Comm Prog Source                                                       Current     Project       2008      2008                        2007         2007    2006              2006 Budget      2007 Budget
Source                                       Project              Project No.                                              Budget   Running                                  2006 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                                         Status     Manager      Priority   Rank                       Priority      Rank   Priority              Range            Range
                                                                                                                           Range     Range




                                                                                            Wilkinson
ERCOT     IO    IO          Citrix Rebuild                         60096_01     Execution                 N/A       N/A                       1 - Critical    4                         $500k-$1M        $500k-$1M
                                                                                             /Diaz




                                                                                Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO          Virtual Tape Backup                    70026_01                  Storage      N/A       N/A                       1 - Critical    5                         $500k-$1M        $1M-$3M
                                                                                Started




ERCOT     IO    IO          Deskside Standardization               60097_01     Execution    Meinen       N/A       N/A                       1 - Critical    6                        $250k-$500k      $250k-$500k




ERCOT     IO    IO          EMMS Hardware Replacement              60104_01     Execution    Meinen       N/A       N/A                       1 - Critical    6.5                       $500k-$1M       $250k-$500k


                            Spectel Hotline System
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                 70031_01     Execution Wilkinson       N/A       N/A                       1 - Critical    7.1                       $           -    $500k-$1M
                            Replacement



                                                                                            Wilkinson
ERCOT     IO    IO          Nodal Infrastructure                   00001_01     Execution                 N/A       N/A                       1 - Critical    7.5    1.1       15       $           -    $1M-$3M
                                                                                             /Smith


                                                                                            Wilkinson/
ERCOT     IO    IO          Enhance Digital Certificate Program    60013_01     Planning                  N/A       N/A                       1 - Critical    8.1    1.1a      17           <$50k       $50k-$100k
                                                                                               Lee


                            ERCOT Private OC-3 Microwave                        Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                 70037_01                   Lowe        N/A       N/A                       1 - Critical    9.5                       $           -   $50k-$100k
                            System Retirement                                   Started
                                                                                                                        2008     2008
         Comm Prog Source                                                      Current     Project    2008      2008                        2007         2007    2006              2006 Budget   2007 Budget
Source                                    Project               Project No.                                            Budget   Running                                  2006 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                                        Status     Manager   Priority   Rank                       Priority      Rank   Priority              Range         Range
                                                                                                                       Range     Range


                            Tellabs Digital Cross-Connect                      Not Yet
ERCOT     IO    IO                                               70030_01                   Lowe      N/A       N/A                       1 - Critical   13.5              15       $        -    $500k-$1M
                            System Replacement                                 Started




ERCOT     IO    IO          Console Operations Area              60057_01     Below Line Rushing      N/A       N/A                        2 - High       15     2.1       118      $        -    $1M-$3M




                            Software Standardization (non-
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                 New        Below Line    Shing     N/A       N/A                        2 - High       16                        $        -   $250k-$500k
                            Nodal)




ERCOT     IO    IO          WAN GTM                                New        Below Line    Lowe      N/A       N/A                        2 - High       17                        $        -   $100k-$250k



ERCOT     IO    IO          TML Port to Unix                     50062_01     Below Line    Lane      N/A       N/A                        2 - High       19     3.1       144      $        -   $250k-$500k


ERCOT     IO    IO          DB High Availability / Recovery        New        Below Line    Solari    N/A       N/A                        2 - High       20                        $        -    $500k-$1M


                                                                                                                                          3 - High /
ERCOT     IO    IO          LDAP Implementation                    New        Below Line    Baxter    N/A       N/A                                       21                        $        -    $500k-$1M
                                                                                                                                           Medium


                                                                                                                                          3 - High /
ERCOT     IO    IO          DR Test                                New        Below Line    Shing     N/A       N/A                                       22                        $        -    $500k-$1M
                                                                                                                                           Medium


                            Firewall Modules Between Internal                                                                               4-
ERCOT     IO    IO                                               60019_01     Below Line    Lowe      N/A       N/A                                       25     1.1       38       $        -   $100k-$250k
                            Subnets                                                                                                        Medium


                                                                                                                                            4-
ERCOT     IO    IO          Switch Consolidation                 60047_01     Below Line Network      N/A       N/A                                      26.5    1.3       98       $        -   $250k-$500k
                                                                                                                                           Medium
                                                                                                         2008     2008
         Comm Prog Source                                        Current   Project     2008      2008                       2007      2007    2006              2006 Budget   2007 Budget
Source                                  Project    Project No.                                          Budget   Running                              2006 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                          Status   Manager    Priority   Rank                      Priority   Rank   Priority              Range         Range
                                                                                                        Range     Range


                                                                                                                            4-
ERCOT     IO    IO          Cisco NAC Appliances    70028_01     Below Line Network    N/A       N/A                                  27.5                       $        -   $250k-$500k
                                                                                                                           Medium
2007 Running   Nodal    Nodal Impact   Priority    2005      2005   CBA
                                                                             Net Benefit       Summary Description                                     Benefit Summary
   Range       Impact    Comments      Approval   Priority   Rank   Score
                                                                                                                                                       Provide a single point of entry, manipulation and reporting for all problem
                                                                                                                                                       and enhancement requests. Eliminate redundant features and enhance
                                                                                                                                                       functionality. Reduce overall cost of ownership and enhanced usability for
                                                                                                                                                       user population
                                                                                               Acquire additional SAN Resources to meet ERCOT’s
                                                                                                                                st              Needed to provide necessary growth in production databases and servers
                                                                                               production requirements for the 1 half of 2008
                                                                       5.6     $8,200,000
                                                                                               Replace aging equipment with newer, faster, more ERCOT's Market Participant WAN is approaching 7 years old. Several
                                                                                           $0 reliable equipment.                                 locations have equipment that has reached End of Life and Support. Cisco
                                                                                               Capital purchases over the course of the year: new no longer supports much of the equipment and after April 2008 will no
                                                                                               desktop and laptop systems, SAN switch upgrades, Continued maintenance activites in support of ERCOT's infrastructure
                                                                                               voice recording system for Outage Coordinators, add'l
                                                                                               Purchase 400 IBM blades to replace existing blades
                                                                                               that are at end of life

                                                                                               Acquire additional SAN Resources to meet ERCOT’s
                                                                                                                                                Needed to provide necessary growth in production databases and servers
                                                                                               project requirements for the 1st half of 2008
                                                                       5.6     $8,200,000
                                                                                               Replace existing Cisco PIX firewalls with Juniper      Need to standardize our firewall platform to minimize configuration
                                                                       0.6        -$70,000 NetScreen.                                                 overhead, increase efficiency, reduce probability of error, and consolidate
                                                                                                                                                      logging. Juniper is a superior firewall product when compared to Cisco.
                                                                                               Replace aging 10/100 network switching modules in The modules currently in use in the datacenter are aging; some are over 6
                                                                                               datacenter with faster 10/100/1000 modules. Also years old. The current modules are only capable of 100Mbps data transfer
                                                                      34.1    $13,600,000      replace end-of-life supervisor engines with faster and rate with a very slow backplane speed. The newer modules are capable of
                                                                                               ERCOT implemented private fiber optic services in By expanding ERCOT's current system, reliability will be improved by
                                                                                               2006 that provided improved interconnection between adding redundant facilities. This will be the preferred implementation and
                                                                                               Taylor and Austin. This project will expand the        will improve ERCOT’s reliability in regard to services delivery between sites.
                                                                                               Licenses, design and deployment of end-to-end
                                                                                               business process monitoring and analysis




                                                                                               Acquire additional SAN Resources to meet ERCOT’s
                                                                                                                                                Needed to provide necessary growth in production databases and servers
                                                                                               production requirements for the 2nd half of 2008
                                                                       5.6     $8,200,000

                                                                                               Expand wireless offering for Guest and Corp services.




                                                                                               Replace San Directors that are reaching their end of
                                                                                               life
2007 Running   Nodal         Nodal Impact             Priority    2005      2005   CBA
                                                                                               Net Benefit     Summary Description                                    Benefit Summary
   Range       Impact         Comments                Approval   Priority   Rank   Score

                                                                                                               Replace the Powderhorn Tape Library in TCC
                                                                                                               purchased in 2002 with more efficient and lower cost
                                                                                                               backup/restore capabilities
                                                                                                               Provide a permanent and suitable location for Console
                                                                                                               Operations. The build-out will provide a 1500 sq.ft. This move will also allow for a reduction in the meantime to recovery for
                                                                                                               location in the hardened area of TCC adjoining the server issues
                                                                                                               Data Center. The objective is to design and construct
                                                                                                               a work area with the proper communcation




                        required to free up system
                        / infrastructure resources
               Resource to meet nodal demands.                                                                                                                        Reduction of support costs of over 50% (10 hours per day to 4 hours per
   <$1M         Impact Unable to support new
                                                                   1.2       39     29     $         81,000 Transition reporting to the EDW Lodestar/EMMS ODS.
                                                                                                                                                                      day)
                        EMMS with existing
                        version of Oracle.

                         required to free up system
                                                                                                               Acquire High Performance Disk Storage to meet high
   <$1M          None    / infrastructure resources                                 23     $       8,400,000
                                                                                                               online transaction processing requirements and grow
                                                                                                                                                                   Growth in transactions will need higher performance storage capability.
                         to meet nodal demands

                                                                                                             In order to consistently manage problem and
                                                                                                             enhancement requests and comply with ITIL best           Provide a single point of entry, manipulation and reporting for all problem
                                                                                                             practices, ERCOT will consolidate four tools into        and enhancement requests. Eliminate redundant features and enhance
   <$1M          None                                                               16     $       (330,000)
                                                                                                             single problem management system. The following          functionality. Reduce overall cost of ownership and enhanced usability for
                                                                                                             four tools serve overlapping functions and are           user population
                                                                                                             recommended for co

                                                                                                            Implement a PST mounting program which would
                                                                                                            insure reliability of email backups, alleviate SAN By implementing this tool we will enable users to access their pst files via
   <$1M          None                                                               23     $        430,000 space requirements for Altiris workstation backups, OWA, insure reliability of pst backups and reduce the amount of SAN space
                                                                                                            reduce size of duplicate emails and attachments and used for end user email.
                                                                                                            allow remote access to PST files.


                                                                                                               Capital purchases over the course of the year: new
                                                                                                               desktop and laptop systems, SAN switch upgrades,
 $12M-$15M       None                                                               n/a            n/a
                                                                                                               voice recording system for Outage Coordinators, add'l
                                                                                                                                                                     Continued maintenance activites in support of ERCOT's infrastructure
                                                                                                               Mercury Interactive licenses, etc.
2007 Running   Nodal         Nodal Impact             Priority    2005      2005   CBA
                                                                                               Net Benefit       Summary Description                                  Benefit Summary
   Range       Impact         Comments                Approval   Priority   Rank   Score

                                                                                                             This project aims to achieve three primary objectives.
                                                                                                             These objectives are:
                                                                                                             1. Increase reliability of the published Citrix          - Increase user productivity
                         allow remote connectivity                                                           applications for ERCOT, the PUC, and Market              - Lower administrative costs
  $1M-$2M        None    to enable mobile                                           18     $         790,000 Participants.                                            - Reduce licensing costs
                         workforce                                                                           2. Ensure that the Citrix environment at ERCOT           - Lower hardware costs
                                                                                                             remains supported by the various application vendors.    - Decrease user downtime
                                                                                                             3. Provide a seamless work environment for the user
                                                                                                             base.


                                                                                                             Implement Tapeless environment to meet growing
                         required to free up system                                                                                                                  Free up data center space, be able to scale to meet growing operations
                                                                                                             backup and restore needs, with offsite archiving and
  $2M-$3M        None    / infrastructure resources                                 26     $       7,700,000
                                                                                                             retrieval capability and retire Powderhorn Tape Library
                                                                                                                                                                     backup and restore needs, eliminate un-encrypted ERCOT data on tape,
                         to meet nodal demands                                                                                                                       and eliminate future tape cartridge failure risks and costs.
                                                                                                             in Taylor Computer Center.

                                                                                                             This project will deliver a standard set of hardware,
                                                                                                             OS, OS configuration, management tools and               In order to insure higher user uptime, lower cost and an overall more stable
                                                                                                             applications to the end user environment. During this    and manageable end user environment, standardization of hardware, OS
  $3M-$4M        None                                                               23     $       1,100,000 project the end user systems will be evaluated and       configuration and applications is necessary. The end result will be higher
                                                                                                             upgraded as necessary. Standard OS and                   productivity and less down time to the end user community and a more
                                                                                                             applications will be deployed to the end user            manageable environment for the IT DSST staff.
                                                                                                             community.

  $3M-$4M

                                                                                                                 ERCOT’s existing Hotline system is 5 years old and is
                                                                                                                 operating on Windows NT. Upgrading and expansion
                                                                                                                                                                       Replace an outdated system with a more robust and scalable system while
 $15M-$20M       None                                                                      $                 -   is costly, the system should be replaced with
                                                                                                                                                                       maintaining functionality to support Grid Operations.
                                                                                                                 improved technologies providing better functionality
                                                                                                                 and features.
                                                                                                                 There is a need to expand the Taylor Data Center in
                        required to free up system                                                                                                                    Addressing power and cooling limitations will allow ERCOT to continue to
               Resource                                                                                          order to maintain the necessary redundant capacities
  $5M-$6M       Impact
                        / infrastructure resources                                  21     $       5,800,000
                                                                                                                 and provide for continued increases in storage
                                                                                                                                                                      effectively support ongoing operations and additional capital projecte
                        to meet nodal demands                                                                                                                         requirements
                                                                                                                 requirements.
                                                                                                             Define requirements and implement a solution that will
                                                                                                                                                                      The management of Digital Certificates requires a large amount of manual
                                                                                                             leverage VeriSign’s Enterprise digital certificate
                                                                                                                                                                      intervention. Time to deliver Digital Certificates to Market Participants is
 $15M-$20M       None                                              2.2       95     15     $       4,100,000 programmatic functionality to streamline and improve
                                                                                                                                                                      long and costly. The time required to deliver digital certificates to MPs
                                                                                                             processes associated with Digital Certificate
                                                                                                                                                                      places a considerable amount
                                                                                                             management.

                                                                                                                 ERCOT’s existing OC-3 Microwave System will be ERCOT’s private OC-3 Microwave system is limited in capacity by the RF
 $15M-$20M       None                                                                      $                 -   retired provided that an alternative, comparably priced transmission. Continued growth and dependency on failover capabilities
                                                                                                                 redundant infrastructure is attainable.                 dictates alternative bandwidth solutions are needed.
2007 Running   Nodal         Nodal Impact            Priority    2005      2005   CBA
                                                                                              Net Benefit      Summary Description                                   Benefit Summary
   Range       Impact         Comments               Approval   Priority   Rank   Score

                                                                                                             Hardware for ERCOT’s current Tellabs systems have
                                                                                                             been manufacturer discontinued. This replacement is
                                                                                                                                                                    Provide for continued redundant WAN connectivity to ERCOT Market
 $15M-$20M       None                                                              15     $        (600,000) required to continue reliable operation and support of
                                                                                                                                                                    Participants.
                                                                                                             System Operations voice, RTU and data
                                                                                                             communications on the ERCOT WAN.


                                                                                                             Provide a permanent and suitable location for Console
                                                                                                             Operations. The build-out will provide a 1500 sq.ft.
                                                                                                                                                                   This move will also allow for a reduction in the meantime to recovery for
 $12M-$15M       None                                                              25     $        (440,000) location in the hardened area of TCC adjoining the
                                                                                                                                                                   server issues
                                                                                                             Data Center. The objective is to design and construct
                                                                                                             a work area with the proper communcation


                                                                                                            Reduce the number of technologies supported in ERCOT’s web platform has a large number of technology components and
                                                                                                            ERCOT’s production web environment and register versions. Supporting such a diverse environment is expensive to both the
 $15M-$20M       None                                                              16     $     100,000,000
                                                                                                            the updated applications in a configuration     operations and development teams and it affects the quality of the solutions
                                                                                                            management database (CMDB)                      ERCOT delivers. We have reached a p

                                                                                                            Install WAN appliances that will allow WAN facing
                                                                                                                                                                     This will allow us to load balance WAN services such as MOS, MOSTML,
                                                                                                            services the ability to run out of Austin or Taylor
                                                                                                                                                                     TML, etc… between Austin and Taylor. This will reduce the amount of
 $15M-$20M       None                                                              12     $         430,000 simultaneously. These appliances will handle WAN
                                                                                                                                                                     physical hardware required to create a redundant environment. Also, this
                                                                                                            DNS requests and will also monitor front-end and
                                                                                                                                                                     will dramatically reduce the amount of time required for failover.
                                                                                                            back-end service availability.
                                                                                                               Windows and Jrun environment has proven
                                                                                                                                                                      • Improve stability of the TML portal.
                                                                                                               problematic. Jrun will end of life next year (complete
 $15M-$20M       None                                             2.1       73     16     $       6,300,000                                                           • Reduce number of different IT technologies.
                                                                                                               product), and Windows for DMZ applications is being
                                                                                                                                                                      • Remove need for planned remedial server reboots and server down time
                                                                                                               decommissioned.

                                                                                                               Implement hardware and software to ensure highest
 $15M-$20M       None                                                              24     $       8,400,000
                                                                                                               availability of critical ERCOT Production Databases.
                                                                                                                                                                    Meet availability SLAs

                                                                                                          This project will implement a UNIX OS sign-on
                                                                                                          solution for accessing the majority of ERCOT               Simplify overall user account management and create a centralized
 $15M-$20M       None                                                              18     $       540,000 systems. This solution must be able to integrate with
                                                                                                                                                                     repository for reporting and auditing purposes.
                                                                                                          our Windows Active Directory solution for all users
                                                                                                          within ERCOT. The expected final outcome of the
                                                                                                          Prove, through a successful executed test, that            It is critical, given the amount of change to our IT infrastructure, that we
                                                                                                          ERCOT can recover it’s core IT capabilities in the         perform and successfully complete a DR tests in 2007 to validate ERCOT’s
 $15M-$20M       None                                                              17     $ 1,600,000,000
                                                                                                          event that we are unable to operate our systems out        ability to recover it’s IT systems in the event we are not able operate these
                                                                                                          of the Taylor Data Center.                                 core systems from the Taylo
                                                                                                                                                                  Improve ERCOT's reliability performance; security; accuracy, timeliness
                                                                                                             Separation of CORP Servers from Workstation
                                                                                                                                                                  and transparency of transactions/settlements related to date received from,
 $15M-$20M       None                                                              28     $        (130,000) Envrionment. This will provide for a more secure and
                                                                                                                                                                  managed and delivered to the market; and supports the baseline
                                                                                                             segmented environment.
                                                                                                                                                                  architecture that delivers current servic
                                                                                                             The Network Group currently maintains several hubs
                        required to free up system                                                           and switches that can be consolidated in to a single
               Resource                                                                                                                                               This will allow us to consolidate equipment, thereby reducing footprint,
  $8M-$9M       Impact
                        / infrastructure resources                                 16     $        (200,000) chassis switch. Provisioning will call for two in Austin
                                                                                                                                                                      power requirements, management overhead, and network complexity.
                        to meet nodal demands                                                                and two in Taylor. Most of these devices are obsolete
                                                                                                             and end-of-life.
2007 Running   Nodal        Nodal Impact            Priority    2005      2005   CBA
                                                                                             Net Benefit     Summary Description                                   Benefit Summary
   Range       Impact        Comments               Approval   Priority   Rank   Score
                                                                                                           Install NAC appliances that will allow the Network,
                                                                                                           Security, and SE&A departments to create an
                        allow remote connectivity
                                                                                                           authorization policy for machines accessing ERCOT
  $8M-$9M       None    to enable mobile                                          20     $       (300,000)
                                                                                                           resources via VPN. This will allow us to verify patch
                                                                                                                                                                   Better accountability over systems accessing the network.
                        workforce
                                                                                                           level, anti-virus signature revision, security posture,
                                                                                                           etc…
                                                                           2008 Project Prioritization - RO Projects
                                                                                 PUCT, Market, and ERCOT
         C
                                                                                                                                        2008
         o Prog   Source                                 Project     Current      Project     2008                                                 2009      2007       2007   Original 2007   2007 Running    2006              2006 Budget
Source                                Project                                                              2008 Rank   2008 Budget    Running                                                                          2006 Rank
         mArea     Doc                                     No.        Status      Manager    Priority                                             Budget    Priority    Rank   Budget Range       Range       Priority              Range
                                                                                                                                       Total
         m
         i        PUCT      Performance Measures                                               0-
PUCTRMS RO        Project   Reporting Requirements       60007_01 Not Started               Previously        0.1       $500k-$1M     $0 - $1M              2 - High    9.5      $1M-$3M         $6M-$7M       1.1        9
                  33049     (changes to Project 33049)                                      Approved

                                                                                               0-
                            Registration Data Model                                                                                                           0-
ERCOTRO RO                                               60015_01    Initiation   Parrish   Previously        0.2       $100k-$250k   $1M - $2M                          3      $100k-$250k      $0 - $1M      1.1        23
                            Enhancement                                                                                                                    Carryover
                                                                                            Approved

                                                                                               0-
                            Data Research and                                                                                                                 0-
ERCOTRO RO                                               50088_01    Planning      Day      Previously        0.3       $500k-$1M     $1M - $2M                          5      $500k-$1M       $1M - $2M      1.1        29
                            Reporting                                                                                                                      Carryover
                                                                                            Approved

                                                                                               0-
                            EDW EAI Transition (inc.                                                                                                          0-
ERCOTRO RO                                               50061_02    Planning      Day      Previously        0.4       $100k-$250k   $1M - $2M                          6     $250k-$500k      $1M - $2M      1.1        28
                            PaperFree & NAESB)                                                                                                             Carryover
                                                                                            Approved


                         Terms and Conditions                                                  0-
                  PRR672
MarketRMS RO             requirements, not limited to    60008_01    Initiation   Parrish   Previously        0.5       $250k-$500k   $1M - $2M             2 - High    8.5     $250k-$500k     $2M - $3M
                  PRR707
                         Texas SET changes                                                  Approved


                                                                                               0-
                            MarkeTrak Enhancements
MarketRMS RO      SCR749                                 70007_01    Initiation   Parrish   Previously        0.6       $500k-$1M     $2M - $3M             2 - High     9      $500k-$1M       $3M - $4M      N/A       N/A
                            (Workflow & Reporting)
                                                                                            Approved


                                                                                               0-
                            Exception Reporting /
ERCOTRO RO                                               70008_01 Not Started               Previously        0.7       $100k-$250k   $2M - $3M             2 - High     10     $250k-$500k     $3M - $4M      N/A       N/A
                            Monitoring Enhancements
                                                                                            Approved

                                                                                               0-
                            Systematic Exception
ERCOTRO RO                                               70009_01 Not Started               Previously        0.8       $250k-$500k   $3M - $4M             2 - High     11     $500k-$1M       $4M - $5M      N/A       N/A
                            Reprocessing Functionality
                                                                                            Approved

                            Advanced Metering -
MarketRMS RO                                               New      Not Started             1 - Critical      1         $250k-$500k   $3M - $4M
                            RMWG/TX SET
                                                                                                                                                              NA

MarketRMS RO                Small renewables - RMWG        New      Not Started             1 - Critical      1         $250k-$500k   $4M - $5M
                                                                                                                                                              NA

                            Enrollment Postcard
ERCOTRO RO                                                 New      Not Started              2 - High         2        $100k-$250k    $4M - $5M
                            Notification Process
                                                                                                                                                              NA

                                                                                                                                                           3 - High /
ERCOTRO RO                  EDI Transaction logging      60062_01 Not Started                2 - High         3        $100k-$250k    $4M - $5M                          17     $100k-$250k     $9M-$10M       2.2       128
                                                                                                                                                            Medium


                            814 inbound XML rewrite
                                                                                                                                                           3 - High /
ERCOTRO RO                  (impacts input from portal   60043_01 Not Started                2 - High         4        $100k-$250k    $4M - $5M                          16     $100k-$250k      $8M-$9M       1.3        92
                                                                                                                                                            Medium
                            only)




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                                                                                PUCT, Market, and ERCOT
         C
                                                                                                                                      2008
         o Prog   Source                                 Project     Current      Project     2008                                               2009      2007       2007   Original 2007   2007 Running    2006              2006 Budget
Source                               Project                                                              2008 Rank   2008 Budget   Running                                                                          2006 Rank
         mArea     Doc                                     No.        Status      Manager    Priority                                           Budget    Priority    Rank   Budget Range       Range       Priority              Range
                                                                                                                                     Total
         m
         i
                           Commercial Apps -                                                                                                             3 - High /
ERCOTRO RO                                               60033_01 Not Started                2 - High        5        $250k-$500k   $4M - $5M                          20     $250k-$500k    $10M - $11M     1.2        69
                           Calendar Consolidation                                                                                                         Medium

                                                                                                                                                           4-
ERCOTRO RO                 Name to DUNS conversion       60059_01 Not Started                2 - High        6        $100k-$250k   $4M - $5M                          21     $100k-$250k    $11M - $12M     2.1       120
                                                                                                                                                          Medium

                                                                                                                                                           4-
ERCOTRO RO                 MP configuration Table        60060_01 Not Started                2 - High        7        $100k-$250k   $5M - $6M                          22     $100k-$250k     $12M - $12     2.1       122
                                                                                                                                                          Medium


ERCOTRO RO                 MarkeTrak phase 3               New      Not Started              2 - High        8        $100k-$250k   $5M - $6M               NA



ERCOTRO RO                 Retail application upgrades     New      Not Started              2 - High        9         $500k-$1M    $6M - $7M               NA


                                                                                            2008 Resource Capability Line - $6.1M

                         ERCOT Outage Evaluation                                                                                                           9-
                                                                                            9 - Parking
MarketRMS RO      SCR745 and Resolution (TDTWG)--        60006_02 Not Started                                          $1M-$3M                           Parking               $1M-$3M       $12M - $13M     1.2       58.5
                                                                                                 Lot
                         Phase III                                                                                                                         Lot



                           Create Retail XML
                                                                                            9 - Parking
Market     RO              Transaction Format to MPs     60065_01 Not Started                                            TBD
                                                                                                 Lot
                           - set the national standard


                                                                                            9 - Parking
MarketRMS RO               NAESB Failover - TDTWG          New      Not Started                                          TBD
                                                                                                 Lot




MarketRMS RO      SCR737 Estimated Meter Read Data 50091_01                                  DELETE                   $100k-$250k




                                                                                                                                                         3 - High /
ERCOTRO RO                 867 inbound map rewrite       60042_01    CANCEL                  DELETE                       NA                                           14     $100k-$250k      $7M-$8M       1.3        89
                                                                                                                                                          Medium



MarketRMS RO               Training for IAGs             CANCEL     Not Started              DELETE                       NA




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                                                                                                                     2008
         o Prog   Source                        Project   Current   Project    2008                                           2009     2007      2007   Original 2007   2007 Running    2006              2006 Budget
Source                              Project                                              2008 Rank   2008 Budget   Running                                                                      2006 Rank
         mArea     Doc                            No.      Status   Manager   Priority                                       Budget   Priority   Rank   Budget Range       Range       Priority              Range
                                                                                                                    Total
         m
         i




                           Other legislative
MarketRMS RO                                     New      CANCEL              DELETE                     NA                             NA
                           impacts/PUCT - All




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                                                                    PUCT, Market, and ERCOT
          C
          o Prog   Source                                 Project    Nodal    Nodal Impact Priority    2005      2005   CBA
 Source                                Project                                                                                      Net Benefit                  Summary Description                                    Benefit Summary
          mArea     Doc                                     No.      Impact    Comments Approval      Priority   Rank   Score
          m
          i        PUCT      Performance Measures                                                                                                   Expected project needed to enhance reporting systems
 PUCTRMS RO        Project   Reporting Requirements       60007_01                                                       18     $     (1,000,000)   as a result of T&Cs requirements effecting PUCT          TBD
                   33049     (changes to Project 33049)                                                                                             Performance Measures Project 24462

                                                                                                                                                    Normalize type of data associated to business objects.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Increased efficiences in development and
                             Registration Data Model                                                                                                Multiple business objects are using the same tables
 ERCOTRO RO                                               60015_01                                                       18     $       890,000     which are growing large causing performance and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             integration time as well as end user
                             Enhancement                                                                                                                                                                     interaction (approximately 12 hours per day)
                                                                                                                                                    scalability issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Improved reporting and analysis efficiency (7
                             Data Research and                                                                                                      Transition of ETS reporting from Data Archive to
 ERCOTRO RO                                               50088_01                                      2.3      106     21     $      1,200,000    Enterprise Data Warehouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                             hours per workday); Improved development
                             Reporting                                                                                                                                                                       efficiencies (16 hours per workday)

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Fewer ad hoc data requests (4 hours per
                                                                                                                                                                                                             workday), less production support of data
                             EDW EAI Transition (inc.                                                                                               Transition of EAI reporting from Data Archive to
 ERCOTRO RO                                               50061_02                                      2.1       72     23     $       740,000     Enterprise Data Warehouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                             archive (4 hours per workday), improved
                             PaperFree & NAESB)                                                                                                                                                              daily research of Siebel service order
                                                                                                                                                                                                             changes (8 hours per workday)

                          Terms and Conditions
                   PRR672                                                                                                                           Proctocol Timing changes not Covered by TX SET 3.0
 MarketRMS RO             requirements, not limited to    60008_01                                                                                  (PRR672, 693, 707)
                   PRR707
                          Texas SET changes

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Reduce manual workarounds for efficient
                                                                                                                                                                                                             use of Retail Customer Choice resources,
                             MarkeTrak Enhancements
 MarketRMS RO      SCR749                                 70007_01                                                       16     $       740,000     Enhancements to the functionality of MarkeTrak           improve reporting capabilities, enhance
                             (Workflow & Reporting)                                                                                                                                                          workflows and improve validations for
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ERCOT and Market Participants.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Exception reporting in Retail Customer
                                                                                                                                                    Automate current exception reporting to monitor
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Choice has been very manual. There are
                             Exception Reporting /                                                                                                  protocol compliance for processing exceptions. Create
 ERCOTRO RO                                               70008_01                                                        9     $       400,000     new exception reports using new data available from
                                                                                                                                                                                                             protocol requirements that may not be met
                             Monitoring Enhancements                                                                                                                                                         due to the lack of logging after the
                                                                                                                                                    RBP and/or EDW projects.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             processing occurs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Exception processing in Retail Customer
                                                                                                                                                    Automate current exception processing to meet
                             Systematic Exception                                                                                                                                                            Choice has been very manual. There are
 ERCOTRO RO                                               70009_01                                                        8     $        40,000     protocol. Create reporting features after processing
                                                                                                                                                                                                             protocol requirements that may not be met
                             Reprocessing Functionality                                                                                             occurs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             due to the manual efforts.

                             Advanced Metering -
 MarketRMS RO                                               New                                                                                     TX SET changes related to Advanced
                             RMWG/TX SET
                                                                                                                                                    Metering

 MarketRMS RO                Small renewables - RMWG        New                                                                                     TX SET changes related to small
                                                                                                                                                    renewables enrollment
                                                                                                                                                    Re-Write the                                             Enhancements to enrollment
                                                                                                                                                    postcard/notification process internally at              postcard/notification process.
                             Enrollment Postcard
 ERCOTRO RO                                                 New                                                                                     ERCOt for Efficiency Reliability and                     Concise documentation of
                             Notification Process
                                                                                                                                                    stability to mitigate current compliance                 business requirements
                                                                                                                                                    Change the Paper Free application system to log all      Improve performance and accessibility of
                                                                                                                                                    ANSI records to TRLOG and to log all TXSET records       data. The suggested changes in the logging
 ERCOTRO RO                  EDI Transaction logging      60062_01                                                       14     $        75,000     to a new table which will better support current and     details will allow users to access the data
                                                                                                                                                    future business needs.                                   without needing a cross-reference sheet
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Our experience with columns are in TRLOG
                                                                                                                                                                                                             telling them what thesplitting the inbound 814
                             814 inbound XML rewrite                                                                                                                                                           X12 maps has shown that reducing the
                                                                                                                                                    Re-Write of Inbound 814 XML maps to Increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                               complexity of the map (by implementing
 ERCOTRO RO                  (impacts input from portal   60043_01                                                       13     $       440,000     Efficiency, Reliability and Stability of ERCOT transaction
                                                                                                                                                                                                               clean flowing logic) can reap significant
                             only)                                                                                                                  data processing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               performance gains. The time to analyze and
                                                                                                                                                                                                               correct any logic errors has been decreased




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                                                                    PUCT, Market, and ERCOT
          C
          o Prog   Source                                 Project    Nodal    Nodal Impact Priority    2005      2005   CBA
 Source                               Project                                                                                       Net Benefit                   Summary Description                                      Benefit Summary
          mArea     Doc                                     No.      Impact    Comments Approval      Priority   Rank   Score
          m
          i                                                                                                                                                                                                     Reduced rework for both market and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ERCOT by eliminating possibility of out of
                            Commercial Apps -                                                                                                       Develop single business calendar for use by all retail
 ERCOTRO RO                                               60033_01                 -                                     23     $       740,000     applications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                sync conditions between multiple business
                            Calendar Consolidation                                                                                                                                                              calendars (50 hours per year of data repair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                activity for CRs and TDSPs)
                                                                                                                                                    Change the Paper Free application system to utilize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Consistent naming standards within
 ERCOTRO RO                 Name to DUNS conversion       60059_01                                                       14     $        14,000     DUNS numbers as opposed to Market Participant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Paperfree system.
                                                                                                                                                    company names.
                                                                                                                                                    Remove all of the MPDB.conf files in the MB/PF              The complexity of adding new MP to the
                                                                                                                                                    systems and consolidate all of the configurations into a    system must be reduced in order to remove
 ERCOTRO RO                 MP configuration Table        60060_01                                                       18     $           (300)   single table. The complexity of adding new MP to the        the number of errors that are encountered
                                                                                                                                                    system must be reduced in order to remove the number        when adding / modifying MP information.
                                                                                                                                                    of errors that are encountered when adding / modifying
                                                                                                                                                    Expand capabilities and efficiencies of the MarkeTrak
 ERCOTRO RO                 MarkeTrak phase 3               New                                                                                     Retail Issue Resolution System. ERCOT wants to
                                                                                                                                                    leverage upgrades from Serena.
                                                                                                                                                    Application upgrades not covered within other projects
                                                                                                                                                    on the PPL
 ERCOTRO RO                 Retail application upgrades     New                                                                                     IE:
                                                                                                                                                    Oracle 10g, PFREE, Siebel, TIBCO, etc.

                                                                                       2008 Resource Capability Line - $6.1M
                                                                                                                                                    Identify market facing servers without redundancy.
                                                                                                                                                    Implement new code and hardware when possible to
                          ERCOT Outage Evaluation                                                                                                                                                               Savings based on cost estimates of data
                                                                                                                                                    eliminate single points of failure. This will include
                                                                                             BoD                                                                                                                cleanup due to outages: 4 large incidents per
 MarketRMS RO      SCR745 and Resolution (TDTWG)--        60006_02                                                       24     $    25,000,000     clustering market facing servers and implementing code
                                                                                                                                                                                                                year at $25k each; 20 small incidents per
                                                                                           12/13/05                                                 which will be able to switch from one system to the
                          Phase III                                                                                                                                                                             year at $5k each.
                                                                                                                                                    other without an outage. This project may be
                                                                                                                                                    addressed in SCR-745


                            Create Retail XML
 Market     RO              Transaction Format to MPs     60065_01
                            - set the national standard


 MarketRMS RO               NAESB Failover - TDTWG          New

                                                                                                                                                    Create a calendar month, summary report to be
                                                                                                                                                    presented at RMS that will provide Market Participants      In its Resolution to RMS, TITF requested that
                                                                                                                                                    with estimated meter reading information broken-down        NIDR estimated meter read data be provided
 MarketRMS RO      SCR737 Estimated Meter Read Data 50091_01                                                                                        by TDSP territory and indicating customer class. This       to the market in order to monitor the number
                                                                                                                                                    report will also indicate the degree to which meter reads   of estimates being submitted on a market-
                                                                                                                                                    occur consecutively across two or more months and the       wide basis.
                                                                                                                                                    degree to which estimates may straddle Move-Ins and
                                                                                                                                                    Move-In/Forced Outs.                                        Development Costs will be reduced for
                                                                                                                                                    Re-Write of Inbound 867 maps to Increase Efficiency,        enhancements and maintenance of this code
 ERCOTRO RO                 867 inbound map rewrite       60042_01                                                       11     $          6,900    Reliability and Stability of ERCOT transaction data         following the re-write as overall analysis time
                                                                                                                                                    processing                                                  will be reduced, maintenance coding and re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                coding time reduced, enhancement coding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                time reduced, and overall errors resulting


 MarketRMS RO               Training for IAGs             CANCEL




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                                                           PUCT, Market, and ERCOT
          C
          o Prog   Source                        Project   Nodal    Nodal Impact Priority    2005      2005   CBA
 Source                              Project                                                                          Net Benefit         Summary Description   Benefit Summary
          mArea     Doc                            No.     Impact    Comments Approval      Priority   Rank   Score
          m
          i




                            Other legislative
 MarketRMS RO                                     New
                            impacts/PUCT - All



                                                                                                                                    TBD




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                                                                                     2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects

                                                                                                                 2008    2008                                     2007      2007                   2006
                   Prog Source                                 Project    2007       Project     2008      2008                       2009      2007        2007                     2006 2006            2005 2005
Source Committee                            Project                                                             Budget Running                                   Budget   Running                 Budget
                   Area Doc                                      No.      Status     Manager    Priority   Rank                      Budget    Priority     Rank                    Priority Rank        Priority Rank
                                                                                                                Range Range                                      Range     Range                  Range

                                                                                                  0-
                                                                                                                  $100k-                         0-              $250k-
ERCOT     MO       MO            Lodestar 4.x Upgrade          40066_04   On Hold    Rasberry Previously    0.1   $250k
                                                                                                                            <$1M                             5             <$1M      1.1     12   <$50k    1.1    23
                                                                                                                                              Carryover          $500k
                                                                                              Approved

                             Use of Lagged Dynamic
                      PRR478 Samples for New Load Profiles
                                                                                                                  $250k-                      9 - Parking
Market   COPS      MO   &    &                                 40056_01 Below Line              2 - High    1     $500k
                                                                                                                            <$1M                                 $    -   $1M-$2M    3.3    150
                                                                                                                                                   Lot
                      PRR385 DLC Implementation / Demand
                             Response for Settlement


                                 COMS Extract, Report & Web
                                                                                                                  $250k-
ERCOT     MO       MO            Services Monitoring & Usage     New       New                  2 - High    2     $500k
                                                                                                                            <$1M                  N/A
                                 Statistics



                                 ERCOT System Throughput for                                                      $250k-
ERCOT     MO       MO                                            New       New                  2 - High    3     $500k
                                                                                                                           $1M-$2M                N/A
                                 IDR (Advanced Metering)
           Nodal
Nodal     Impact Priority CBA
                                  Net Benefit                                Summary Description                                                                                      Benefit Summary
Impact   Comment Approval Score
             s

                                                Maintain efficiency, and reliability of the LodeStar application to enable ERCOT to     Nightly processing speed improvement; improved data editing capabilities (0.5 hours per workday); enhanced
                           19           26,000 meet Energy Aggregation and Billing & Settlements business needs                         querying capability for users (0.5 hours per workday)


                                                                                                                                        1.The time lag between approving a new profile and being able to settle ESI IDs using the new profile will be
                                                This is a change to the method for creating Load Profiles allowing for the use of       reduced.
                                                lagged dynamic samples for new profiles adopted subsequent to market open.              2. New profiles are expected to be subject to significant population change as new ESI IDs are identified for
                                                -- PRR 385                                                                              inclusion in the profile; lagged-dynamic samples will accommodate these changes more quickly, accurately
                                                • Add and clarify detailed DLC implementation information in the LPG                    and efficiently than is possible with adjusted static models.
                                                • Modify language to be consistent with the revisions made with respect to profiling    3. Use of lagged dynamic samples will allow the market to audit ESI IDs being assigned to new profiles and will
                                                ESI IDs in DLC programs                                                                 create an incentive for CRs using the profile to limit the inclusion of ESI IDs to those appropriate to the profile.
                                                                                                                                        --- PRR385
                                                                                                                                        Monitoring of extract, report, and web services file creation and posting is currently data analysis that is
                                                Provide research capabilities for Commercial Operations extract, report and web         performed between multiple systems, business groups and operations groups. Minimal efficient cross system
                                                services data for internal business users, which include monitoring functionality and   solutions exist to easily perform this analysis.
                                                usage analysis capabilities. This project is to consolidate and automate multiple
                                                manual efforts that occur today to monitor extract creations through market postings.   Reporting functionality was not delivered with initial implementation of the MID project. It is a manual effort to
                                                                                                                                        piece data together to provide support to market data inquiries on usage statistics, extract posting and
                                                                                                                                        download issues, etc
                                                ERCOT systems have been designed for processing market transactions assuming a
                                                predominate population of non-IDR ESI IDs. An influx of interval data would
                                                substantially increase the demand on the ERCOT retail market transaction processing
                                                systems and the wholesale settlement systems with respect to both processing        To provide incremental increases in IDR processing capability for ERCOT systems.
                                                (bandwidth) and storage
                                                Based on extrapolations of current system processing times, ERCOT estimates that
                                                200,000 IDR meters is the maximum number of IDR meters ERCOT’s system can
                                                                                                               2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects
                                                                                                                                          2008             2008                                                    2006
         Prog   Source                                       Project    Current      Project     2008        2008     2007        2007                              2009         2007       2006
Source                                Project                                                                                            Budget          Running                                      2006 Rank   Budget
         Area    Doc                                           No.       Status      Manager    Priority     Rank    Priority     Rank                             Budget       Budget     Priority
                                                                                                                                         Range            Range                                                   Range




                         Mid Term Load Forecast                                                   0-                   0-
ERCOT     SO                                                 60084_02    Planning    Belcher                 0.1                   4         <$50k         <$1M    $    -   $ 449,858        1.1          2        <$50k
                         Enhancements - Phase II                                               Carryover            Carryover




                         Improvements to VSA/DSA - Phase                                          0-                   0-
ERCOT     SO                                                 50029_01    Planning    Belcher                 0.2                   5         <$50k         <$1M    $    -   $ 263,793       1.0b        0.91       <$50k
                         II                                                                    Carryover            Carryover

                                               2008 Resource Capability Level - $50k
                               Projects below this line are not expected to be worked in 2007 or 2008


                         15 Minute Ramping for BES and                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking                                                                                    $100k-
Market    SO    PRR601                                       60081_01 Below Line                             N/A                         $           -     <$1M             $     35,000     1.1        10.1
                         Base Power Schedule                                                        Lot                  Lot                                                                                       $250k




                                                                                               9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO             Automate AS Qualification Testing   30073_01 Below Line                             N/A    4 - Medium     28    $           -     <$1M             $ 105,300        1.2         60
                                                                                                    Lot

                                                                                               9 - Parking          9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO             AVR Validation                       50016     Below Line                           N/A                         $           -     <$1M                              1.2        53.5       <$50k
                                                                                                    Lot                  Lot
                       Block Bidding and Deployment of
                       LaaRs providing Responsive                                              9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    PRR496                                       50046_01 Below Line                             N/A                         $           -     <$1M                              3.3         163
                       Reserve Service and Non-Spinning                                             Lot                  Lot
                       Reserve Service
                         Block Bidding for Reserve Services -                                  9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    PIP210                                        50046_01 Below Line                            N/A                         $           -     <$1M                              3.3         156
                         Related to PRR496                                                          Lot                  Lot

                                                                                               9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    PRR355 BLT OOME                              30132_01 Below Line                             N/A                         $           -     <$1M                              3.3         159
                                                                                                    Lot                  Lot
                                                                                                                                      2008      2008                                                 2006
         Prog   Source                                     Project   Current     Project     2008        2008     2007        2007                       2009      2007       2006
Source                                 Project                                                                                       Budget   Running                                   2006 Rank   Budget
         Area    Doc                                         No.      Status     Manager    Priority     Rank    Priority     Rank                      Budget    Budget     Priority
                                                                                                                                     Range     Range                                                Range
                         Changes for Implementation of                                     9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    PRR484                                     50108_01 Below Line                           N/A                         $    -     <$1M                           3.3         154
                         Direct Load Control (DLC)                                              Lot                  Lot

                                                                                           9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    PRR307 Controllable Resources              30039_01 Below Line                           N/A                         $    -     <$1M                           3.3         157
                                                                                                Lot                  Lot


                                                                                           9 - Parking          3 - High /
ERCOT     SO             DC Tie Scheduling for South       50134_01 Below Line                           N/A                   26    $    -     <$1M             $ 975,334     1.1        30.6
                                                                                                Lot              Medium



                                                                                           9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    SCR728 Display ERCOT Deployments           20126_01 Below Line                           N/A                         $    -     <$1M                           2.2         125
                                                                                                Lot                  Lot


                                                                                           9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    PIP112 DLC for BULs                        50108_01 Below Line                           N/A                         $    -     <$1M                           3.3         152
                                                                                                Lot                  Lot


                                                                                           9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    PRR311 DLC to BUL Transition               50108_01 Below Line                           N/A                         $    -     <$1M                           3.3         153
                                                                                                Lot                  Lot


                                                                                           9 - Parking
PUCT      SO             EIS BI Foundations III            60001_01 Below Line                           N/A     2 - High      25    $    -     <$1M             $ 231,957     1.1          2
                                                                                                Lot


                         EMMS Production Support Process
                                                                                           9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO             Automation (Database Load         50065_02 Below Line                           N/A    4 - Medium     31    $    -     <$1M             $ 154,375     1.1         39
                                                                                                Lot
                         Automation)



                         EMMS Production Support Process
                                                                                           9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO             Automation (Site Failover         50065_01 Below Line                           N/A     2 - High      21    $    -     <$1M             $ 166,725     1.1         39
                                                                                                Lot
                         Automation)



                         EMS Archive Comparison Tool                                       9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO                                               50039_01 Below Line                           N/A     2 - High      22    $    -     <$1M             $ 429,597     1.1         53
                         Phase II                                                               Lot
                                                                                                                                           2008      2008                                                    2006
         Prog   Source                                        Project   Current      Project       2008       2008     2007        2007                       2009         2007       2006
Source                                 Project                                                                                            Budget   Running                                      2006 Rank   Budget
         Area    Doc                                            No.      Status      Manager      Priority    Rank    Priority     Rank                      Budget       Budget     Priority
                                                                                                                                          Range     Range                                                   Range
                       Enhance LaaR/BUL Ability to
                       Participate in Balancing Energy Up
                                                                                                9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    PRR436 Service, Non-Spinning Reserve          30191_01 Below Line                             N/A                         $    -     <$1M                              3.3         164
                                                                                                     Lot                  Lot
                       Service, and Responsive Reserve
                       Service Markets

                         Enhancement to Market Analyst
                                                                                     Followup - 9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO             Interface for Ancillary Service      40082_01 Below Line                             N/A    4 - Medium     30    $    -     <$1M             $     49,228     2.2         127
                                                                                        Matt         Lot
                         Schedule Monitoring


                                                                                                9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO             ICCP Security Enhancements           60049_01 Below Line                             N/A    4 - Medium     29    $    -     <$1M             $ 158,321        1.3         104
                                                                                                     Lot

                         Include Hydro Units in Synchronous
                                                                                                9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    SCR735 Condenser Mode in SPD RRS              50120_01 Below Line                             N/A                         $    -     <$1M                              3.3         162
                                                                                                     Lot                  Lot
                         Allocation


                         Integrate Risk Based Transmission
                                                                                                9 - Parking          9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO             Reliability Analysis Tool into RT    60017_01 Below Line                             N/A                         $    -     <$1M                              1.1         32
                                                                                                     Lot                  Lot
                         and Study Mode




                                                                                                9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    PRR558 Market Notice of LaaR Proration         50131    Below Line                            N/A                         $    -     <$1M                             1.0b        0.90
                                                                                                     Lot                  Lot




                                                                                                9 - Parking
PUCT                     MOMS Enhancements 2007                 New     Below Line                            N/A     2 - High      23    $    -     <$1M             $ 250,000
                                                                                                     Lot


                                                                                                9 - Parking
Market    SO    PRR675 Multiple Ramp Rates                      New     Below Line                            N/A     2 - High     17.5   $    -     <$1M             $ 175,000
                                                                                                     Lot
                                                                                                                                         2008      2008                                                 2006
         Prog   Source                                       Project    Current     Project     2008        2008     2007        2007                       2009      2007       2006
Source                                 Project                                                                                          Budget   Running                                   2006 Rank   Budget
         Area    Doc                                           No.       Status     Manager    Priority     Rank    Priority     Rank                      Budget    Budget     Priority
                                                                                                                                        Range     Range                                                Range

                                                                                              9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    PRR454 OOME Off-line                         30193_01 Below Line                            N/A                         $    -     <$1M                           3.1         138
                                                                                                   Lot                  Lot


                                                                                              9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO             Operator Interface Enhancements     60018_01 Below Line                            N/A     2 - High      20    $    -     <$1M             $ 110,565     1.1         34
                                                                                                   Lot

                                                                        Not Yet
                                                                                              9 - Parking
Market    SO    SCR744 Outage Scheduler View Only Access     60012_01   Started -                           N/A        n/a              $    -     <$1M    $    -                 1.1         17
                                                                                                   Lot
                                                                          2006

                         Outage Sensitive Factor Screening                                    9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO                                                 30056_01 Below Line                            N/A     2 - High      18    $    -     <$1M             $ 142,682     1.3         90
                         Technique                                                                 Lot



                         Remodel Control Room Console                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO                                                 50051_01 Below Line                            N/A                         $    -     <$1M                           1.3         103
                         Configuration                                                             Lot                  Lot




                                                                                              9 - Parking          3 - High /
ERCOT     SO    PRR428 RMR Process Automation                40087_01 Below Line                            N/A                   27    $    -     <$1M             $ 861,550     1.2         72
                                                                                                   Lot              Medium



                         Security Constrained Power Flow for
                                                                                              9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO             Feasible Generation for Outage      50048_01 Below Line                            N/A     2 - High      19    $    -     <$1M             $ 488,768     1.2         67
                                                                                                   Lot
                         Evaluation

                         Synchronous Condenser                                                9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    PIP128                                       30034_01 Below Line                            N/A                         $    -     <$1M                           3.3         155
                         Compensation                                                              Lot                  Lot

                                                                                              9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    SCR729 Unit Status Information               20126_01 Below Line                            N/A                         $    -     <$1M                           3.3         160
                                                                                                   Lot                  Lot

                                                                                              9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO    PRR590 Update Unit Telemetry Requirement     60024_01 Below Line                            N/A                         $    -     <$1M                           1.2         57
                                                                                                   Lot                  Lot
                                                                                                                                           2008      2008                                                    2006
         Prog   Source                                       Project    Current     Project     2008         2008     2007         2007                       2009         2007       2006
Source                                 Project                                                                                            Budget   Running                                      2006 Rank   Budget
         Area    Doc                                           No.       Status     Manager    Priority      Rank    Priority      Rank                      Budget       Budget     Priority
                                                                                                                                          Range     Range                                                   Range



                                                                        Not Yet
                         Use of Synchronized Sampling in                                      9 - Parking           9 - Parking                                                                              $100k-
ERCOT     SO                                                 60095_01   Started -                            N/A                          $    -     <$1M                              1.1         3.5
                         Substations and System Wide                                               Lot                   Lot                                                                                 $250k
                                                                          2006




                                                                                              9 - Parking           9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO             Voltage Scheduler                   40091_01 Below Line                             N/A                          $    -     <$1M                              1.2         75
                                                                                                   Lot                   Lot



                                                                                              9 - Parking
Market    SO    PRR409 Voltage Support Service               30032_01 Below Line                             N/A     2 - High       24    $    -     <$1M             $1,000,000       2.1         106
                                                                                                   Lot



                                                                                              9 - Parking           9 - Parking
Market    SO    SCR720 Zone Forecast and Actual Generation   20126_01 Below Line                             N/A                          $    -     <$1M                              2.2         124
                                                                                                   Lot                   Lot


                Projects below this line are managed by the SO CART on behalf of the Texas Regional Entity
                                                                                              Moved to
 TRE      SO             Governor Analysis Enhancements      50071_01   Planning     Moody       TRE         N/A    1 - Critical    13    $    -     <$1M             $     92,000     1.2         81
                                                                                              Project List

                                                                                              Moved to
                         Outage Coordination Statistical
 TRE      SO                                                 50093_01   On-Hold      Moody       TRE         N/A    1 - Critical    14    $    -     <$1M             $ 110,000        2.1         109
                         Reports
                                                                                              Project List




                                                                                              Moved to
                         Performance Monitoring for
 TRE      SO                                                 40085_01   Cancelled    Moody       TRE         N/A    1 - Critical    12    $    -     <$1M             $ 640,575        1.2         79
                         ERCOT, TDSP, & QSE
                                                                                              Project List
                                                                                                                                             2008      2008                                                    2006
         Prog   Source                                       Project    Current     Project       2008         2008     2007         2007                       2009         2007       2006
Source                                 Project                                                                                              Budget   Running                                      2006 Rank   Budget
         Area    Doc                                           No.       Status     Manager      Priority      Rank    Priority      Rank                      Budget       Budget     Priority
                                                                                                                                            Range     Range                                                   Range
                                                                                                Moved to
                         Unit Testing-Electronic Submittal
 TRE      SO                                                 50070_01   Planning     Moody         TRE         N/A    1 - Critical    17    $    -     <$1M             $ 430,900
                         via Web (50070)
                                                                                                Project List

                                                                                                Moved to
                         Voltage/Reactive Compliance
 TRE      SO                                                 50055_01   Planning     Moody         TRE         N/A    1 - Critical    16    $    -     <$1M             $ 140,000
                         Management Database (50055)
                                                                                                Project List

          Projects below this line are expected to complete in 2007 so they do not need to be ranked in 2008

                                                                        Not Yet
                         Adjust SCE Performance Charge
ERCOT     SO     PR673                                         New      Started -                  N/A         N/A        n/a               $    -     <$1M                              1.1         50         <$50k
                         Scale Factor
                                                                          2006




                         Breaker to Breaker One                                                                          0-                                                                                    $250k-
ERCOT     SO                                                 50083_01    Closing    Wilkerson      N/A         N/A                   0.7    $    -     <$1M    $    -   $     10,248     1.1        14.5
                         Lines/System Map                                                                             Carryover                                                                                $500k




                       Congestion Management Reports
                       (includes Near Miss Indicator
                PRR492
Market    SO           IROL/SOL (Informational Reporting      30105     Complete     Belcher       N/A         N/A        n/a               $    -     <$1M    $    -                   1.0b        0.66        <$50k
                PRR515
                       Indicator for IROL/SOL), Overlimit
                       Reports, and Overload Reports)




                         CSC Thermal & Volt Limits                                                                       0-                                                                                    $100k-
ERCOT     SO                                                  30084     Execution    Belcher       N/A         N/A                   0.1    $    -     <$1M             $     25,000    1.0a        0.11
                         Calculations/Posting                                                                         Carryover                                                                                $250k




                                                                                                                         0-
ERCOT     SO             DC Tie Automation                    50134      Closing     Pulcini       N/A         N/A                   0.6    $    -     <$1M    $    -   $     99,357     1.1         14       $500k-$1M
                                                                                                                      Carryover
                                                                                                                                         2008      2008                                                    2006
         Prog   Source                                        Project    Current     Project     2008      2008     2007         2007                       2009         2007       2006
Source                                 Project                                                                                          Budget   Running                                      2006 Rank   Budget
         Area    Doc                                            No.       Status     Manager    Priority   Rank    Priority      Rank                      Budget       Budget     Priority
                                                                                                                                        Range     Range                                                   Range


                         Dynamic Rating Data to TSP Using                                                            0-                                                                                    $50k-
Market    SO    SCR746                                        60082_01   Execution   Belcher      N/A      N/A                    8     $    -     <$1M             $     58,668     1.1         9.5
                         ICCP Link                                                                                Carryover                                                                                $100k




                         EDW BI Foundation P2 - Ad-hoc                                                               0-
PUCT      SO                                                  50001_04   On Hold                  N/A      N/A                    7     $    -     <$1M             $     45,494     1.1          1        <$50k
                         Access to QSE Rpt Data                                                                   Carryover


                         EDW BI Foundation P2 - Repl                                                                 0-
PUCT      SO                                                  50001_03   On Hold                  N/A      N/A                    6     $    -     <$1M             $     15,000     1.1          1        <$50k
                         Reserves Market Ad-hoc Reporting                                                         Carryover



                                                                                                                     0-                                                                                    $100k-
PUCT      SO             EDW EMMS Extracts                     50005      Closing    Belcher      N/A      N/A                   0.2    $    -     <$1M    $    -   $      2,000    1.0a        0.17
                                                                                                                  Carryover                                                                                $250k


ERCOT     SO             Emergency Notification System        70029_01   Execution    Pulcini     N/A      N/A    1 - Critical   17.2   $    -     <$1M             $ 290,000



                         Enhancements to MOMS Study                                                                  0-
PUCT      SO                                                   50003      Closing     Pulcini     N/A      N/A                    1     $    -     <$1M    $    -   $ 113,289       1.0a        0.02      $1M-$3M
                         Market Clearing Engines                                                                  Carryover



                         Generator Database Automation
 TRE      SO                                                  50038_01   Cancelled    Moody       N/A      N/A    1 - Critical    15    $    -     <$1M    $    -   $        -
                         (50038)


                         Improve Reliability of Frequency                                                            0-
ERCOT     SO                                                  50021_01   Execution   Belcher      N/A      N/A                   0.3    $    -     <$1M             $     49,477    1.0b        0.82       <$50k
                         Input to AGC                                                                             Carryover



                         Increase Number of Seats for Study                                                          0-                                                                                    $50k-
PUCT      SO                                                  60002_01   Complete     Moody       N/A      N/A                   0.4    $    -     <$1M    $    -   $       628      1.1          3
                         Market Clearing Engines                                                                  Carryover                                                                                $100k



                                                                                                                     0-                                                                                    $250k-
Market    SO    SCR747 Market Operation Support Rel. 1        60080_01    Closing     Pulcini     N/A      N/A                   0.5    $    -     <$1M    $    -   $     10,948     1.1        9.25
                                                                                                                  Carryover                                                                                $500k
                                                                                                                                        2008      2008                                                    2006
         Prog   Source                                       Project    Current     Project     2008      2008     2007         2007                       2009         2007       2006
Source                                Project                                                                                          Budget   Running                                      2006 Rank   Budget
         Area    Doc                                           No.       Status     Manager    Priority   Rank    Priority      Rank                      Budget       Budget     Priority
                                                                                                                                       Range     Range                                                   Range



                         Mid Term Load Forecast                                                                     0-                                                                                    $100k-
ERCOT     SO                                                 60084_01    Closing    Belcher      N/A      N/A                    4     $    -     <$1M             $ 128,050        1.1          2
                         Enhancements - Phase I                                                                  Carryover                                                                                $250k




                         Operations Support Study
ERCOT     SO                                                 50052_01   Cancelled    Pulcini     N/A      N/A    1 - Critical    11    $    -     <$1M    $    -   $         -      1.1         30        <$50k
                         Environment




                                                                                                                    0-
ERCOT     SO             OTS System                          40090_02   Execution    Raina       N/A      N/A                    2     $    -     <$1M             $1,552,647      1.0a        0.10      $1M-$3M
                                                                                                                 Carryover




                         Outage Scheduler Enhancements                                                              0-                                                                                    $250k-
ERCOT     SO    PRR425                                        40084     Cancelled Wilkerson      N/A      N/A                    3     $    -     <$1M    $    -   $         -     1.0a        0.12
                         Phase II                                                                                Carryover                                                                                $500k

                                                                        Not Yet
PUCT      SO    PRR697 Posting Requirement Changes           70036_01                Moody       N/A      N/A    1 - Critical   9.5    $    -     <$1M             $     75,000
                                                                        Started
                                                                        Not Yet
PUCT      SO             Potential IMM Needs                 70011_01                            N/A      N/A    1 - Critical    10    $    -     <$1M             $ 250,000
                                                                        Started


PUCT      SO             REC Program Modifications           70035_01   Planning    Belcher      N/A      N/A    1 - Critical   17.3   $    -     <$1M             $ 280,304



Market    SO    PRR525 SCE Performance and Monitoring         50130     Complete    Belcher      N/A      N/A        n/a               $    -     <$1M    $    -   $      4,546     1.1         11        <$50k



                         Topology Estimation System (Phase                                                                                                                                                $100k-
ERCOT     SO                                                  50135      Closing    Belcher      N/A      N/A        n/a               $    -     <$1M    $    -                    1.1         19
                         1)                                                                                                                                                                               $250k



                         NO NEW PROJECTS ARE ANTICIPATED
ts
      2007
                  Nodal         Nodal Impact     Priority                                 CBA
     Budget                                                     2005 Priority 2005 Rank            Net Benefit                        Summary Description                                               Benefit Summary
                  Impact         Comments        Approval                                 Score
     Range
                                                                                                                       Phase II deliverables:
                                                                                                                       - Upgrade AREVA Load Forecast from v2.2 to v2.5 of latter.
                                                                                                                       - Integrate multiple sources of MTLF data into one
                                                                                                                       application
      $250k-   Func. Used By
                   Nodal
                                                                                           25     $      140,000       - Allow Operators to select & choose the source of forecast See project 60084_01 Benefit Summary
      $500k                                                                                                            data
                                                                                                                       - Archive all Forecast data.
                                                                                                                       - Provide the ability to view metrics & error statistics for all
                                                                                                                       MTLF sources

                                                                                                                  This project will address the upgrade of two important
      $250k-   Func. Used By                                                                                      software applications to the business users: 1) Open                Upgrades to OSI PI and OAG will bring us back to
                   Nodal
                                                                    1.2          38        19     $     (270,000)
                                                                                                                  Access Gateway applications upgrade; 2) 2. OSI-soft                 versions supported by our vendors
      $500k
                                                                                                                  Historian upgrade




                                                                                                                  The project will change the ramping period for Balancing
                                                                                                                                                                                      This was a recommendation from the 2003 State of the
                                                                                                                  Energy Service (BES) deployment and for Base Power
                                                                                                                                                                                      Market Report prepared by Potomac Economics. A 15
                                                                                                                  Schedules from 10 minutes to 15 minutes. The ramping will
               Func. Replaced                                                                                                                                                         minute ramping period will make more power available to
      <$50k
                  By Nodal
                                               BoD 11/15/2005                              12     $     (360,000) be continuous, where ramping would begin at 7.5 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                      Balancing Energy Service, thereby reducing the number
                                                                                                                  prior to the start of the interval and continue 7.5 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                      of intervals of bid stack depletion and generally tending to
                                                                                                                  into the interval, at which point ramping for the next interval
                                                                                                                                                                                      reduce MCPE.
                                                                                                                  would begin.


      $100k-                                                                                                           Add automation to the existing process of providing            Internal ERCOT benefit: Savings of 5 hours per workday
                                                                    3.1         112        16     $      130,000
                                                                                                                       Ancillary Service Qualification testing.                       of manual Ancillary Services qualification testing
      $250k

                                                                                                                       Develop and implement a Reactive Performance
                                                                    1.1          27                                    Monitoring tool for Operations Support Staff, using the data
                                                                                                                       from the OSI Soft PI System database.

                                                                                                                       Include provisions for LaaRs to have the option to bid
                                               BOD 5/18/2004        1.3          56        n/a    n/a (3.x priority) Responsive Reserve Service and Non-Spinning Reserve
                                                                                                                       Service as a block.



                                                                    1.3          56        n/a    n/a (3.x priority)


                                                                                                                       Allows availability of Block Load Transfers for OOME
                                               BOD 10/15/2002       3.3         137        n/a    n/a (3.x priority)
                                                                                                                       deployment
 2007
               Nodal         Nodal Impact       Priority                                 CBA
Budget                                                         2005 Priority 2005 Rank            Net Benefit                        Summary Description                                           Benefit Summary
               Impact         Comments          Approval                                 Score
Range
                                                                                                                      The requested changes will facilitate and specify how DLC
                                               BOD 2/17/2004       3.3         134        n/a    n/a (3.x priority)
                                                                                                                      programs participate in the BUL market.


                                                                                                                      This revision defines Load which can provide Regulation
                                               BOD 3/19/2002       3.3         140        n/a    n/a (3.x priority)
                                                                                                                      Service.


                                                                                                                      To automate as much as possible the current manual
                                                                                                                                                                                  Reduction in current manual verification process for
                                                                                                                      processes that consume considerable ERCOT resources
                                                                                                                                                                                  Backup Frequency Desk. Avoid manual work in
$500k-$1M                                                          1.1          29        23     $      820,000       in managing and accounting for energy flow across the DC
                                                                                                                                                                                  becoming the Scheduling Agent for additional DC Ties
                                                                                                                      Ties. To provide the ERCOT System Operator with a tool
                                                                                                                                                                                  (dedicated Operations desk).
                                                                                                                      to properly schedule transactions across


                                                                                                                  Display ERCOT total aggregated balancing energy
                                                                                                                  deployment, total aggregated responsive deployment, total
                                               TAC 8/8/2002        2.3         103        17      $      (50,000)
                                                                                                                  aggregated non-spin deployment, ERCOT SCE and
                                                                                                                  ERCOT responsive reserve on the ERCOT public website



                                                                   3.3         134        n/a    n/a (3.x priority)

                                                                                                                    Permits load control or load management programs
                                                                                                                    involving small energy consumers (under 1 MW) to provide
                                               BOD 5/21/2002       3.3         134        n/a    n/a (3.x priority) a balancing-up load (BUL) without the requirement that
                                                                                                                    interval data recorders (IDRs) be installed on all of the
                                                                                                                    participating
                                                                                                                       Central project to handle miscellaneous enhancements
 $100k-
                                                                                          25                          requested by the PUCT for changes to EDW extract and
 $250k                                                                                                                reporting applications.

                                                                                                                      This project will provide the following capabilities:
                                                                                                                      • Increased Automation of the current EMMS database
 $100k-     Func. Replaced   Not reusable by                                                                          load procedures                                             Enhanced efficiency and reporting of the database load
               By Nodal           Nodal
                                                                                          17     $       92,000
                                                                                                                      • Increased Automation of the current EMMS site failover    automation process.
 $250k
                                                                                                                      procedures
                                                                                                                      • Monitoring processes and alarming
                                                                                                                      This project will provide the following capabilities:
                                                                                                                       Increased Automation of the current EMMS database load
 $100k-                      75% reusable by                                                                          procedures.                                             Increase automation of tasks in EMMS Production
                                  Nodal
                                                                   2.1          78        17     $       25,000
                                                                                                                       Increased Automation of the current EMMS Site Failover Support (0.5 FTE savings)
 $250k
                                                                                                                      procedures.
                                                                                                                       Monitoring processes and alarming.
                                                                                                                This project will add deferred requirements to the R4
                                                                                                                delivered case comparision capability. Some of the          Reduce unnecessary congestion management costs due
 $250k-
                                                                   1.2          49        16     $    1,000,000 deferred requirements are, The ability to compare fields on to modeling error - 2 incidents per year at a cost of
 $500k                                                                                                          multi-dimensional tables, The ability to compare fields on  $250,000 per incident
                                                                                                                records that have no key field,
 2007
             Nodal         Nodal Impact     Priority                                 CBA
Budget                                                     2005 Priority 2005 Rank            Net Benefit                     Summary Description                                             Benefit Summary
             Impact         Comments        Approval                                 Score
Range

                                                                                                               This PRR would include the changes proposed by the
                                          BOD 12/16/2003                              n/a    n/a (3.x priority) Demand Side Working Group to clarify the role of Loads in
                                                                                                               the Ancillary Service and BUL markets.



                                                                                                            Create and install a display in the Operations Market
                                                                                                            Analyst Interface to display all QSE ancillary services
          Func. Replaced                                                                                                                                             Operator can automatically identify the QSE, and contact
 <$50k
             By Nodal
                                                               2.2          96        11     $        8,700 resources and obligations based on A/S requirements, A/S
                                                                                                                                                                     QSE with A/S shortage to resolve.
                                                                                                            schedules entered and A/S awards. This functionality is
                                                                                                            needed to allow Operations to a

                                                                                                               Provide the Market Participants with capability to encrypt
 $100k-                                                                                                                                                                     Risk Mitigation by encripting and authenticating data
                                                                                      16     $     (150,000) and authenticate data transfer using Inter Control Center
                                                                                                                                                                            transfers in ICCP
 $250k                                                                                                         Protocol (ICCP)

                                                                                                                                                                            Because the ERCOT market system does not currently
                                                                                                                This project seeks to include hydro units operating in
                                                                                                                                                                            account for hydro units that are operating in synchronous
                                           BOD 7/8/2004        1.3          57        n/a    n/a (3.x priority) synchronous condensor mode in the Responsive Reserve
                                                                                                                                                                            condenser mode, QSEs with hydro units must use
                                                                                                                Service (RRS) allocation within SPD.
                                                                                                                                                                            manual workarounds to avoid failure notifications.


                                                                                                            Provide Risk based security assessment results in terms
                                                                                                            of: (1) Identify which double circuit contingency/overloads
                                                                                                                                                                        Estimated reduction of double circuit base congestion
                                                                                      16     $    3,700,000 exceed a risk threshold which justifies congestion
                                                                                                                                                                        (10% * $15,000,000)
                                                                                                            management action; (2) Provide screening to identify “most
                                                                                                            risky” contingencies, includi


                                                                                                                                                                            Currently when QSEs submit offers to ERCOT for the Day
                                                                                                                                                                            Ahead Responsive Reserve Service Auction they flag the
                                                                                                                                                                            blocks as either being sourced from GEN (Generating
                                                                                                                                                                            Resource) or UFR (LaaR Resource). When the
          Func. Replaced                                                                                       Allow market participants to be notified when LaaRs
             By Nodal
                                          BoD 04/19/2005       1.2         35.6                                awards for Responsive Reserve are prorated by ERCOT.
                                                                                                                                                                            Responsive Reserve awards are allocated to the QSEs a
                                                                                                                                                                            total award number is given rather than an award amount
                                                                                                                                                                            for each source of the service. There is no market notice
                                                                                                                                                                            given to the QSEs or the other market participants when
                                                                                                                                                                            LaaR RRS awards are being prorated.


                                                                                                               This Project would involve implementing some
 $250k-                                                                                                        enhancements which have been identified as being
 $500k                                                                                                         valuable for MOMS (Market Oversight and Monitoring
                                                                                                               System).

                                                                                                               This PRR would revise Sections 4.5.2 and 6.5.2 to allow
                                                                                                                                                                          May increase the amount of Balancing Energy that is
 $100k-                                                                                                        QSEs to submit a ramp rate curve to ERCOT that would be
                                           TAC 10/6/06                                18     $     (170,000)
                                                                                                               used to calculate an equivalent ramp rate for clearing the
                                                                                                                                                                          available for dispatch and may improve Schedule Control
 $250k                                                                                                                                                                    Error (SCE) performance.
                                                                                                               Balancing Energy Service (BES) market.
 2007
               Nodal         Nodal Impact     Priority                                 CBA
Budget                                                       2005 Priority 2005 Rank            Net Benefit                        Summary Description                                               Benefit Summary
               Impact         Comments        Approval                                 Score
Range
                                                                                                                  When a generation unit receives an OOME instruction that
                                                                                                                  would force it off-line, ERCOT must provide OOME
                                            BOD 11/18/2003       3.1         110        n/a    n/a (3.x priority)
                                                                                                                  instructions until the unit was scheduled to come off-line, or
                                                                                                                  an OOMC instruction when the unit is requested to return.

                                                                                                                    This project consists of three distinct enhancements: 1)
 $100k-                                                                                                                                                                            Reduction in balancing energy cost due to improvement
                                                                                        18     $      710,000 Offset Spreadsheet Replacement; 2) Constraint Entry
                                                                                                                                                                                   in offset value
 $250k                                                                                                              Check/Validation; 3) Transmission Security Spreadsheet

                                                                                                                                                                                   At present the USA must give full access to Outage
            Func. Replaced                                                                                          Add view only access functionality to authority options for    Scheduler or no access. There is a need to provide
                                             BoD 9/22/05
               By Nodal                                                                                             the User Security Administrator (USA).                         read/view only access for a larger group of users than the
                                                                                                                                                                                   group actually entering/modifying data.

                                                                                                                    To reduce the computational time in the calculation of the     If the Outage Sensitivity Factor tool's computation time
 $100k-
                                                                 3.1         113        14     $       94,000 OSF tool to less than 5 minutes; thereby increasing                  was decreased, System Operations and Operations
 $250k                                                                                                              efficiency and productivity within Outage Coordination.        Support may be more apt to utilize the tool.

                                                                                                               The objectives of this project are to improve operator
                                                                                                               efficiency and eliminate ergonomic concerns by                      Improve overall operator response, attention to system
                                                                 1.3          62        12     $     (760,000) redesigning the console footprint. The improved design              conditions, and access to system data by providing
                                                                                                               should minimize side-to-side movement currently required            ergonomically improved work environment.
                                                                                                               to view all of the computer monitors an


                                                                                                              The proposed functionality will automate the
                                                                                                              Availability/Delivery plan interaction between ERCOT and
                                                                                                                                                                                   The objective of the proposed RMR Automation project is
$500k-$1M                                   BoD 10/21/2003       1.2          45        19     $    2,700,000 QSE and provide an interface to run the reliability study
                                                                                                                                                                                   to increase productivity and improve data security.
                                                                                                              that uses the RPRS Market Clearing engine. The
                                                                                                              requriements were already gathered during Releas

                                                                                                                    This project will provide the capability for the outage
                                                                                                                    coordinator to simultaneously study multiple planned
 $250k-                                                                                                                                                                            Reduced manual effort in Outage Coordination (12.5
                                                                 1.3          59        16     $      160,000       generation outages over a time range taking into account
                                                                                                                                                                                   hours per workday)
 $500k                                                                                                              all defined contingencies and feasible generation patterns.
                                                                                                                    The intent of this project i


                                                                 3.3         139        n/a    n/a (3.x priority)



                                                                 2.3         103        n/a    n/a (3.x priority)

                                                                                                                    This revision proposes to add a requirement for QSEs to        Improves ERCOT's ability to determine whether QSE's
                                                                                                                    submit real-time AGC status and Ramp Rate for all online       are able to meet their Responsive Reserve Service
                                            BoD 8/16/2005
                                                                                                                    units in their portfolio. This addresses Potomac Economics     obligations, and provides additional data for historical
                                                                                                                    Recommendation #14.                                            analysis of events.
 2007
               Nodal         Nodal Impact          Priority                                 CBA
Budget                                                            2005 Priority 2005 Rank           Net Benefit                     Summary Description                                           Benefit Summary
               Impact         Comments             Approval                                 Score
Range
                                                                                                                                                                               This project supports ERCOT’s mission and business
                                                                                                                                                                               objectives by investigating new methodologies and tools
                                                                                                                                                                               to improve ERCOT’s ability to:
                                                                                                                  Co-sponsor the research and development of emerging
                                                                                                                                                                               • provide for the reliability, efficiency, and security of the
                                                                                                                  technology using the Synchronized Sampling of data from
                                                                                             19     $   1,200,000
                                                                                                                  substations. Matching funds will also provided by the
                                                                                                                                                                               ERCOT transmission system,
                                                                                                                                                                               • enable robust and efficient wholesale and retail
                                                                                                                  Emerging Technology Fund, EPRI, and the DOE.
                                                                                                                                                                               electricity markets, and
                                                                                                                                                                               • plan a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective transmission
                                                                                                                                                                               system.

                                                                                                                  It is expected some of the framework developed for
                                                                                                                  Security Constrained Power flow tool will be used in this
                                                                                                                                                                              - Improves accuracy of voltage profiles
                                                                      1.3          59        11     $   (310,000) project. A tool is required to compute the set point
                                                                                                                                                                              - Reduces number of voltage violations
                                                                                                                  voltages for all generators in the ERCOT grid such that the
                                                                                                                  post contingency voltages at the
                                                                                                                  The current Protocols allow for excessive reactive
                                                                                                                  dispatching on the part of TSPs without compensation to
                                                                                                                                                                               Improves ERCOT's ability to manage the system by being
$1M-$3M                                           BoD 9/21/2004       2.1          71        14     $ (1,100,000) generation owners. This PRR changes the power factor
                                                                                                                                                                               directly involved in dispatch of voltage support issues
                                                                                                                  envelope from +-.95 to +-.98, and allows for payment to
                                                                                                                  generators.

                                                                                                                     ERCOT will provide real-time posting of Forecasted Net
                                                                                                                     Zonal Energy and Actual Zonal Generation as an interim
                                                  TAC 8/8/2002        2.3         103        17     $     (50,000)
                                                                                                                     means of making a portion of the QSE data requirements
                                                                                                                     available between now and the time that real-time XML




              Func. would   Requirements would                                                                       Provides reporting and data analysis tools to assess
$50k-$100k   change Nodal   need to be included                       2.1          84        21     $     (78,000) ERCOT system-wide performance during disturbance
                 Req.             in Nodal                                                                           events.


              Func. would   Requirements would
  $100k-                                                                                                             Develop reports indicating outage statistics focused on   ERCOT Protocols and NERC require this information that
             change Nodal   need to be included                       3.1         115        20     $     (53,000)
                                                                                                                     Compliance monitoring needs.                              is currently not available.
  $250k          Req.             in Nodal



                                                                                                                                                                               Monitoring ERCOT system-wide performance is a lengthy
                                                                                                                                                                               and time consuming manual process. This project seeks
                                                                                                                  Merge eight performance reports into one project             to automate the process and expand reporting and
                                                                                                                  • (ER-50067) Load Forecast Performance Report                accuracy of data available for analysis. ERCOT
              Func. would   Requirements would
                                                                                                                  • (ER-30104) STLF and BES Offset Reports                     Operations, Compliance and other groups within ERCOT
$500k-$1M    change Nodal   need to be included                       2.1          77        20     $   (590,000)
                                                                                                                  • (ER-30025) Monitor A/S Performance & Frequency             will have expanded performance information with which to
                 Req.             in Nodal
                                                                                                                  Control Algorithms                                           make decisions to improve reliability of the ERCOT grid.
                                                                                                                  • (ER-30111) Balancing Energy AS Provider Performan          Increased data for assessing individual entity
                                                                                                                                                                               performance as required by the ERCOT Protocols and
                                                                                                                                                                               Operational Guides will also be more readily available.
 2007
               Nodal          Nodal Impact           Priority                                  CBA
Budget                                                               2005 Priority 2005 Rank           Net Benefit                     Summary Description                                               Benefit Summary
               Impact          Comments              Approval                                  Score
Range
             Func. would     Requirements would
  $250k-
            change Nodal     need to be included                                                                       Automates the generator unit test submittal process.
  $500k         Req.               in Nodal


             Func. would     Requirements would                                                                        Provides the ability to continuously monitor all generator      NERC and ERCOT standards require an archive
  $100k-
            change Nodal     need to be included                                                                       buses to verify if Generators are meeting their voltage         database for storing/reporting metrics related to
  $250k         Req.               in Nodal                                                                            profile requirements.                                           voltage/reactive data for transmission.




                                                                                                                                                                                       Although the FCTF found no increased reliability or
                                                                                                                     The Scale Factor value in the Schedule Control Error
                                                                                                                                                                                       market value in excessively high ERCOT scores on the
                                                                                                                     (SCE) Performance Charge calculation is currently fixed at
                                                                                                                                                                                       NERC CPS_1 standard, both the FCTF and PDCWG
                                                                                                                     1. This PRR would modify the Scale Factor monthly based
                                                    TAC 10/6/06                                 20     $    (25,000)
                                                                                                                     on ERCOT’s Control Performance Standard (CPS)-One
                                                                                                                                                                                       found that excessive primary frequency response leads to
                                                                                                                                                                                       additional wear and tear on generation units, which
                                                                                                                     score. This PRR also sets maximum and minimum values
                                                                                                                                                                                       impacts maintenance costs and unit availability, both of
                                                                                                                     for the Scale Factor.
                                                                                                                                                                                       which may impact market prices.

                                                                                                                     Provide graphical representation of system-wide
                                                                                                                     connectivity. Provide ability to view all or part of the          Compliance with 2005 NERC Readiness Audit which
            Func. Replaced Impact as a result of                                                                     ERCOT system including powerflow. This project should             recommended that ERCOT add a visual wide-area
  <$50k
               By Nodal      NMMS changes
                                                                         2.2          97        20     $   (130,000)
                                                                                                                     provide the operator the ability to navigate easily from one      display to continually provide the operators with an
                                                                                                                     station or substation to another in a one-line diagram            overview of the entire ERCOT system.
                                                                                                                     format.

                                                                                                                       50044 - will allow ERCOT to more automatically and              New NERC standards have recently been adopted that
                                                                                                                       accurately fulfill the requirement to report "near misses" to   have increased the reporting responsibilities of reliability
                                                                                                                       NERC                                                            authorities; therefore increasing the data analysis effort
                                                   04/20/04 (492);
            Func. Replaced                                                                                             30029 - allow ERCOT staff to know about and therefore           and scope of reporting to satisfy these standards. ERCOT
               By Nodal
                                                   07/20/04 (515)        1.1          7                                review situations where CSC limits are exceeded                 has a very manual and inefficient process to learn about
                                                        BOD                                                            30028 - will allow ERCOT staff to know about and therefore      occurrences where CSC limits are exceeded. ERCOT has
                                                                                                                       review situations where equipment would be overloaded           a very manual and inefficient process to track and report
                                                                                                                       post-contingency.                                               overloads that have taken place.


                                                                                                                       The objective of this project is to eliminate the daily and
                                                                                                                       time consuming manual work around for calculating and
                                                                                                                                                                                       Internal savings of 6 hours per workday performing
  <$50k                                                                  1.1          21        18     $     22,000    posting CSC Limits and move from a day-ahead
                                                                                                                                                                                       manual limit calculations
                                                                                                                       calculation to a more near real-time calculation; hence,
                                                                                                                       improving the accuracy and consistency


                                                                                                                       To automate as much as possible the current manual
                                                                                                                                                                                       Reduction in current manual verification process for
                                                                                                                       processes that consume considerable ERCOT resources
           Func. Replaced                                                                                                                                                              Backup Frequency Desk. Avoid manual work in
$50k-$100k
              By Nodal
                                                                         1.1          29        23     $   820,000     in managing and accounting for energy flow across the DC
                                                                                                                                                                                       becoming the Scheduling Agent for additional DC Ties
                                                                                                                       Ties. To provide the ERCOT System Operator with a tool
                                                                                                                                                                                       (dedicated Operations desk).
                                                                                                                       to properly schedule transactions across
 2007
                Nodal          Nodal Impact          Priority                                CBA
Budget                                                             2005 Priority 2005 Rank           Net Benefit                    Summary Description                                           Benefit Summary
                Impact          Comments             Approval                                Score
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))
             Func. Replaced                                                                                                                                                     costs incurred due to erroneous limitations, depend upon
$50k-$100k
                By Nodal
                                                    BoD 2/21/06                               10     $   (370,000) used by ERCOT to the Transmission Service Provider
                                                                                                                                                                                a number of factors including (1) how many errors exist;
                                                                                                                   (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.

                                                                                                                                                                                The PUCT, along with various internal ERCOT teams,
                                                                                                                     Creation of an ad-hoc method to access the same data
                                                                                                                                                                                have a need to perform cross-system analysis to get a
  <$50k                                                                1.1          1         27     $     12,000 that’s in the Compliance team’s monthly QSE Down-
                                                                                                                                                                                “big picture” view into how all the various market functions
                                                                                                                     Balancing Compliance report.
                                                                                                                                                                                and processes inter-relate.
                                                                                                                                                                                The EDW will minimize the necessity for PUCT and
                                                                                                                   Creation of an ad-hoc reporting piece for the new (not yet   ERCOT users to manually manipulate data for reporting,
  <$50k                                                                1.1          1         27     $    (22,000) in place, to be created as part of EMMS Release 4)           thereby improving the consistency and accuracy of
                                                                                                                   Replacement Reserves Market                                  ERCOT reports. It will serve as the logical foundation for
                                                                                                                                                                                all extracting and reporting.
                                                                                                                                                                                The legacy Data Archive has design limitations that do
                                                                                                                                                                                not enable ERCOT to capture all necessary business
             Func. Replaced                                                                                          Transition PUCT, ERCOT, and MP reporting to the EDW
  <$50k
                By Nodal
                                                                       1.1          5         26     $   1,300,000
                                                                                                                     EMMS ODS
                                                                                                                                                                                data. Maintenance of and development is significantly
                                                                                                                                                                                expensive. Objective: Transition PUCT, ERCOT, and MP
                                                                                                                                                                                reporting to the EDW EMMS ODS
  $250k-
  $500k

                            Market Monitoring                                                                                                                           Help ensure ancillary services are available at reasonable
                            requirements have                                                                      Implement enhancements to MOMS (Market Oversight and prices; deter illegal contact and anticompetitive behavior;
  $100k-     Func. Replaced
                By Nodal
                            not been identified                        1.1          3         23     $   (280,000) Monitoring System) relating to Study Market Clearing help identify market power abuses and prevent their
  $250k                     in the Market                                                                          Engines.                                             reoccurence; promote fair and competitive market
                            Redesign charter                                                                                                                            operations; help eliminate loophole


              Func. would     Requirements would                                                                                                                                Currently there are multiple databases within ERCOT that
  <$50k      change Nodal     need to be included                                                                    Provides a common repository for generator information.    have generator data (EMMS, Registration and Planning.
                 Req.               in Nodal                                                                                                                                    These data source are not always in sync.

                                                                                                                     Add logic to the frequency monitoring system to compare    Improve the reliability of the Automatic Generation
             Func. Replaced
  <$50k
                By Nodal
                                                                       1.1          30        13     $    (50,000) frequency signals from multiple inputs to prevent the AGC    Control system by utilizing multiple frequency signal
                                                                                                                     system responding to bad (or lost) signals.                inputs.

                                                                                                                                                                                Help ensure ancillary services are available at reasonable
                                                                                                                   Increase the number of seats for the Study Market            prices; deter illegal contact and anticompetitive behavior;
             Func. Replaced
  <$50k
                By Nodal
                                                                                              23     $   (220,000) Clearing Engines (used by the PUCT for market                help identify market power abuses and prevent their
                                                                                                                   monitoring) from two to unlimited.                           reoccurence; promote fair and competitive market
                                                                                                                                                                                operations; help eliminate loophole

                                                                                                                                                                                - Decreased number of intervals where Price
                                                                                                                   Combination of SCR747 (Removal of Price Administration
             Func. Replaced                                                                                                                                                     Administration is triggered would lead to more accurate
  <$50k
                By Nodal
                                                    BoD 12/13/05                              13     $    (20,000) for Zonal Congestion) and PR-60079_01 (Upgrade of
                                                                                                                                                                                zonal prices
                                                                                                                   ERCOT MCE Software to AIMMS 3.6).
                                                                                                                                                                                - Upgrades to vendor-supported version of AIMMS
 2007
                    Nodal         Nodal Impact           Priority                                 CBA
Budget                                                                  2005 Priority 2005 Rank           Net Benefit                     Summary Description                                               Benefit Summary
                    Impact         Comments              Approval                                 Score
Range
                                                                                                                          Provide accurate Mid term Load Forecasting tool to the
                                                                                                                          System Operators. The current AREVA model is a
                                                                                                                          Regression load forecast engine. This project would             The ability to compare multiple forecasts such as Neural
    $100k-       Func. Replaced                                                                                           provide ERCOT the ability to compare more than one              Network with Regression will help improve the forecast as
                    By Nodal
                                                                                                   25     $    140,000
                                                                                                                          forecast and give the flexibility to select from more than      well as mitigate risk by identifying converging or diverging
    $250k
                                                                                                                          one source. Phase I deliverables:                               forecasts.
                                                                                                                          - Secure alternate source(s) of forecast data (e.g. PRT)
                                                                                                                          - Archive PRT Forecast data.

                                                                                                                          Conflicts with Test environment scheduling indicate the
                                                                                                                          need for Operations Support group to be able to study           Reduce unnecessary congestion management costs due
                 Func. Replaced
$            -
                    By Nodal
                                                                            1.3          64        18     $    330,000    conditions independent of production and test                   to incorrect outage approval - 2 incidents per year at a
                                                                                                                          environment. This project will provide the necessary            cost of $250,000 per incident
                                                                                                                          environment.

                                                                                                                                                                                          An OTS would improve the effectiveness of operators to
                                                                                                                                                                                          deal with the interaction between the grid and the ERCOT
                                Budget to meet                                                                            This project will deliver an Operator Training Simulator        market and improve grid operation reliability and market
                 Func. Replaced
$1M-$3M
                    By Nodal
                                Nodal requirements                          1.1          18        18     $   1,400,000 (OTS) for use in training System Operators to handle              efficiency. An OTS would allow training to occur prior to
                                has been identified                                                                       normal and emergency system conditions                          the effective date of market rule changes and would allow
                                                                                                                                                                                          for normal operations and emergency scenarios to be
                                                                                                                                                                                          practiced in an off-line environment.

                                                                                                                          These enhancements will provide the Outage Coordination
                                RFP for Nodal                                                                                                                                         Reduce unnecessary congestion management costs due
                 Func. Replaced                                                                                           team the capability to supply better information on outages
                    By Nodal
                                requirements has       BOD 2/17/2004        1.0        0.300       19     $    920,000
                                                                                                                          to the Market and ERCOT, as well as comply with PRR 425
                                                                                                                                                                                      to incorrect outage approval - 2 incidents per year at a
                                been issued                                                                                                                                           cost of $250,000 per incident
                                                                                                                          mandates

$50k-$100k                                              PRS 2/22/07

    $250k-                                                                                                                Functional enhancements to market monitoring technology
                                                                                                                                                                                  Enhance effectiveness of IMM
    $500k                                                                                                                 identified by the Independent Market Monitor.

                                                                                                                          The REC (Renewable Energy Credits) Trading Program
                                                                                                                          has been in operation almost six years and requires
    $250k-
                      None                                                                         26     $    142,714    upgrading to conform to ERCOT’s IT standards and
    $500k                                                                                                                 security measures, and PUCT requirements mandated by
                                                                                                                          Senate Bill 20.
                                                                                                                          Provide real-time SCE Performance Monitoring and
                 Func. Replaced                                                                                                                                                           Savings estimate: 0.5% of ancillary service market (0.005
    <$50k
                    By Nodal
                                                       BoD 04/19/2005       1.2         35.5       23     $   6,400,000 reporting capability for PRR525 that was approved by the
                                                                                                                                                                                          * $500,000,000)
                                                                                                                          ERCOT BOD.

                                    Phase 2 and 3                                                                         With this additional software application functionality added   Reduce congestion cost due to topology errors: 2
                                   requirements for                                                                       to the SE environment the accuracy and reliability of the       incidents per year at $250k each; also, faster
                      None
                                  included in Market
                                                                            1.2          41        16     $   1,200,000
                                                                                                                          SE solution will be improved leading to increased accuracy      identification of issues: 1 event per month identified 4
                                  Redesign Program                                                                        of all downstream real-time sequence processes.                 hours earlier (100 MW * $30 *4 * 12 months)

				
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