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									SUMMARY COMPARISON OF CURRENT TAC PROCEDURES AND PROPOSED REVISED TAC PROCEDURES

TAC Summary

SECTION, TOPIC                                                                  CURRENT                                                                       PROPOSED
Functions of TAC                                 TAC shall submit an annual budget to the ERCOT CEO                       TAC shall be responsible for setting the priority of projects approved
                                                                                                                          through the PRR and SCR processes. . TAC may delegate the
                                                                                                                          responsibility for recommending the priority of market projects to one of its
                                                                                                                          subcommittees.
Membership, PUCT staff                           No reference in current TAC Procedures.                                  The PUCT may designate a PUCT staff person to be an ex-officio, non-
                                                                                                                          voting member of TAC.
Meetings, Designation of Alternate               Each voting member represented on TAC may designate in writing an        Each voting member represented on TAC may designate in writing an
Representative                                   Alternate Representative who may attend meetings, vote on the member’s Alternate Representative who may attend meetings, vote on the member’s
                                                 behalf and be counted toward establishing a quorum. Each voting          behalf and be counted toward establishing a quorum. Each voting
                                                 member represented on TAC may designate in writing a proxy who may       member represented on TAC may designate in writing a proxy who may
                                                 attend meetings and vote on the member’s behalf, but will not be counted attend meetings and vote on the member’s behalf, but shall not be
                                                 toward establishing a quorum. If used, a designated Alternate            counted toward establishing a quorum. If the TAC Representative wishes
                                                 Representative and proxy must be sent to ERCOT for each TAC meeting to designate an Alternate Representative or proxy, a notification of the
                                                 and shall only be valid for such meeting.                                designation of such Alternate Representative or proxy must be sent to
                                                                                                                          ERCOT and shall be valid for the time period designated by the TAC
                                                                                                                          Representative.
Voting (proposed language reflects language in   As provided in the ERCOT Bylaws, twenty one affirmative votes shall be   As provided by the ERCOT Bylaws, an act of TAC requires affirmative
current ERCOT Bylaws)                            the act of TAC.                                                          votes of sixty-seven percent of the eligible Representatives of TAC. TAC
                                                                                                                          Representatives who abstain from voting shall not have their votes
                                                                                                                          included in the total number of votes from which the requisite percentage
                                                                                                                          of affirmative votes is required for action. In the event of such abstentions,
                                                                                                                          however, for a vote to become an act of TAC, there must be an affirmative
                                                                                                                          vote of (i) the requisite percentage of the remaining non-abstaining votes
                                                                                                                          and (ii) at least fifty percent (50%) of the total members

E-mail Voting                                    In matters determined by the Chair to require a vote of TAC which are          In matters determined by the Chair to require a vote of TAC which are
                                                 urgent or otherwise require action prior to the next meeting, an e-mail vote   urgent or otherwise require action prior to the next meeting, an vote via
                                                 may be utilized. E-mail vote requests will be accompanied by supporting        electronic mail (e-mail vote) may be utilized. A request for an e-mail vote
                                                 documentation.                                                                 can only be initiated by the Chair or Vice Chair. An e-mail vote is
                                                                                                                                permitted provided a notification is distributed to the TAC distribution list
                                                                                                                                that includes a detailed description of the issue or proposition and
                                                                                                                                accompanied by supporting documentation. For e-mail votes, a quorum of
                                                                                                                                Members must participate in the vote. Participation requires casting a
                                                                                                                                vote or abstaining. Votes shall be submitted to ERCOT for tallying by the
                                                                                                                                close of two (2) Business Days after notification of the vote. Votes are
                                                                                                                                tallied in the same manner as a regular meeting. The final tally shall be
                                                                                                                                distributed to the TAC distribution list and posted on the MIS.




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SUMMARY COMPARISON OF CURRENT TAC PROCEDURES AND PROPOSED REVISED TAC PROCEDURES

Subcommittee Summary

                                                                                      RMS, ROS, WMS                                                                                                                            COPS, PRS
                                                        CURRENT                                                           PROPOSED                                                             CURRENT                                                          PROPOSED
Alternate Representatives and Currently no language in TAC Procedures, but is included in        Each Standing Representative of a subcommittee may designate        Currently no language in TAC Procedures, but is included in Same as Proposed RMS, ROS, WMS
Proxies                       subcommittee procedures as: "Each voting member of the             in writing an Alternate Representative who may attend meetings,     subcommittee procedures as: "Each Standing Representative
                              subcommittee may designate in writing an Alternate                 vote on the Standing Representative’s behalf and be counted         of the subcommittee may designate in writing an Alternate
                              Representative who may attend meetings in the absence of the       toward establishing a quorum. Each Standing Representative of       Representative who may attend meetings in the absence of the
                              member, vote on the member’s behalf and be counted toward          a subcommittee may designate, in writing, a proxy who may           member, vote on the representative’s behalf and be counted
                              establishing a quorum. Each voting member may designate in         attend meetings and vote on the member’s behalf, but shall not      toward establishing a quorum. Each Standing Representative
                              writing a proxy who may attend and vote on the member’s behalf,    be counted toward establishing a quorum. If the Standing            may designate in writing a proxy who may attend and vote on the
                              but will not be counted toward establishing a quorum. ERCOT        Representative wishes to designate an Alternate Representative      representative’s behalf, but will not be counted toward
                              shall be notified by e-mail of any Alternate Representative or     or proxy, a notification of the designation of such Alternate       establishing a quorum. ERCOT shall be notified by e-mail of any
                              Proxy designation prior to each applicable subcommittee meeting.   Representative or proxy must be sent to ERCOT and shall be          Alternate Representative or Proxy designation prior to each
                              Representatives, if not employed by the voting member thereby      valid for the time period designated by the Standing                applicable subcommittee meeting. Representatives, if not
                              represented, must be confirmed in writing by such member           Representative. [Extends timeframe from one meeting to time         employed by the Standing Representative thereby represented,
                              (signed by a duly authorized representative of the member)."       period designated by the Standing Rep.]                             must be confirmed in writing by such representative (signed by a
                                                                                                                                                                     duly authorized representative of the member)."

Meetings and Notification     Currently no language in TAC Procedures, but is included in        The subcommittee Chair is responsible for calling meetings as       Currently no language in TAC Procedures, but is included in Same as Proposed RMS, ROS, WMS
                              subcommittee procedures as: "The subcommittee chair is             often as necessary for the subcommittee to perform its duties and   subcommittee procedures as: "All meetings of the
                              responsible to call meetings as often as necessary for the         functions. Meeting notices shall be sent to each Standing           [subcommittee] shall be called by the Chair and all such meetings
                              subcommittee to perform its duties and functions. Meeting          Representative, the subcommittee distribution list, and posted on   shall be sent (including email) to each Standing Representative,
                              notices are sent to each member and posted on the ERCOT Web        the ERCOT website at least one (1) week prior to the meeting,       the [subcommittee] distribution list, and posted on the ERCOT
                              Site at least one (1) week prior to the meeting, unless an         unless an emergency condition requires a shorter notice.            website at least one week prior to the meeting, unless an
                              emergency condition should suggest otherwise (such emergency                                                                           emergency condition should suggest otherwise."
                              to be determined by mutual consent of a majority of the members
                              of the subcommittee, or is necessary to expedite “Urgent
                              Request” protocol changes). Any ERCOT Member may request
                              notification of any such meetings.

Membership                    Membership shall consist of one (1) to four (4) representatives    Membership: Membership shall consist of one (1) to four (4)         For PRS: The PRS is mandated by the ERCOT Protocols.             Membership: Membership shall consist of two (2) Standing
                              from each Segment.                                                 Standing Representatives from each Segment.                         Standing membership of the PRS shall consist of two (2) standing Representatives from each Segment.
                                                                                                                                                                     representatives from each Segment. There currently is no
                                                                                                                                                                     language in the TAC Procedures for COPS. Current
                                                                                                                                                                     language in COPS Procedures: The Standing Representatives
                                                                                                                                                                     on the COPS consists of 14 representatives, two (2) from each of
                                                                                                                                                                     the 7 market segments.

                                                                                                                                                                     1. Term: The term of the Standing Representatives is one year.
                                                                                                                                                                     Standing Representatives to the COPS are elected/appointed by
                                                                                                                                                                     the Corporate Members of each ERCOT Market Segment at the
                                                                                                                                                                     Annual ERCOT Membership Meeting.

Quorum                        At least one representative from each of four (4) market    Quorum: At least one Standing Representative from each of four             For PRS: In order to take action, at least one standing member in Quorum: In order to take action, a quorum must be present. A
                              Segments and a majority of the subcommittee members must be (4) Segments and a majority of the Standing Representatives                each of at least four (4) Segments must be present. There         quorum is defined as at least one (1) Standing Representative in
                              present at a meeting to constitute a quorum.                must be present at a meeting to constitute a quorum. Standing              currently is no language in the TAC Procedures for COPS.          each of at least four (4) Segments.
                                                                                          Representatives may participate in the meeting via telephone, but          Current language in COPS Procedures: In order to take action
                                                                                          participation via telephone shall not count towards a quorum.              at a meeting a quorum must be present. A quorum is defined as
                                                                                                                                                                     at least one Standing Representative in each of at least four (4)
                                                                                                                                                                     Segments.




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Subcommittee Summary

                                                                                   RMS, ROS, WMS                                                                                                                               COPS, PRS
Votes                         Each Segment will have one (1) vote except the Consumer           Votes: Each Segment shall have one (1) Segment Vote except        PRS: At all meetings of the PRS, each Segment will have one (1) Same as Proposed RMS, ROS, WMS
                             Segment, which will have one and one-half (1½) votes. Votes will   the Consumer Segment, which shall have one and one-half (1½)      vote and each entity entitled to vote and present at the meeting
                             be fractionally and equally divided among the representatives of   Segment Votes. Votes shall be fractionally and equally divided    will receive an equal fraction of its Segment's one vote. Entities
                             each Segment.                                                      among the Standing Representatives of each Segment that are       entitled to vote are: ERCOT Corporate Members, ERCOT
                                                                                                present at a meeting and cast a vote, except for the Consumer     Adjunct Members, and entities who are not ERCOT Corporate
                                                                                                Segment which shall be divided into three subsegments each of     Members, but who could qualify as an entity within the definition
                                                                                                which receive one third of the Consumer Segment’s vote. For the   of a particular market Segment. Entities participating in the PRS
                                                                                                Consumer Segment, if no representative from a subsegment is       must align themselves each calendar year with a Market Segment
                                                                                                present at a meeting or all representatives of a subsegment       for which they qualify.
                                                                                                abstain from the vote, the Consumer Segment vote is allocated
                                                                                                equally to the subsegment’s that are present and cast a vote.

                                                                                                                                                                  There currently is no language in the TAC Procedures for
                                                                                                                                                                  COPS. Current language in COPS Procedures: At all
                                                                                                                                                                  meetings of the COPS, each Segment will have one (1) vote and
                                                                                                                                                                  each entity entitled to vote and present at the meeting will receive
                                                                                                                                                                  an equal fraction of its Segment's one vote. Entities entitled to
                                                                                                                                                                  vote are: ERCOT Corporate Members, ERCOT Adjunct
                                                                                                                                                                  Members, and entities who are not ERCOT Corporate Members,
                                                                                                                                                                  but who could qualify as an entity within the definition of a
                                                                                                                                                                  particular Market Segment. Entities participating in the COPS
                                                                                                                                                                  must align themselves each calendar year with a Market Segment
                                                                                                                                                                  for which they qualify or, for Adjunct Members, a Market Segment
                                                                                                                                                                  to which they are similar.

Voting Entities                                                                                                                                                   PRS: Entities entitled to vote are: ERCOT Corporate Members,           Voting Entities: Entities entitled to vote (Voting Entities) are
                                                                                                                                                                  ERCOT Adjunct Members, and entities who are not ERCOT                  ERCOT Corporate Members, ERCOT Adjunct Members, and
                                                                                                                                                                  Corporate Members, but who could qualify as an entity within the       entities who are not ERCOT Corporate Members, but who could
                                                                                                                                                                  definition of a particular market Segment. Entities participating in   qualify as a member within the definition of a particular Segment.
                                                                                                                                                                  the PRS must align themselves each calendar year with a Market         Voting Entities must align themselves each calendar year with a
                                                                                                                                                                  Segment for which they qualify. Recommendations for Protocols          Segment for which they qualify or, for Adjunct Members, a
                                                                                                                                                                  revision from the PRS must be supported by a majority of the           Segment to which they are similar. Voting Entities that align
                                                                                                                                                                  votes cast by the entities present in accordance with segment          themselves with a Segment must be aligned with that same
                                                                                                                                                                  fractional voting. Votes will be tallied and records retained by       Segment for all TAC subcommittees, and remain aligned with that
                                                                                                                                                                  ERCOT.                                                                 Segment for the entire calendar year.

                                                                                                                                                                  COPS Voting Entities: Entities entitled to vote are: ERCOT
                                                                                                                                                                  Corporate Members, ERCOT Adjunct Members, and entities who
                                                                                                                                                                  are not ERCOT Corporate Members, but who could qualify as an
                                                                                                                                                                  entity within the definition of a particular Market Segment.
                                                                                                                                                                  Entities participating in the COPS must align themselves each
                                                                                                                                                                  calendar year with a Market Segment for which they qualify or, for
                                                                                                                                                                  Adjunct Members, a Market Segment to which they are similar.
                                                                                                                                                                  The act of a majority of the votes represented by members
                                                                                                                                                                  present and a minimum of three (3) votes will be the act of the
                                                                                                                                                                  subcommittee.




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Subcommittee Summary

                                                                                      RMS, ROS, WMS                                                                                                                               COPS, PRS
Voting                       The act of a majority of the votes represented by members           Voting: Only Standing Representatives, their designated              PRS: At all meetings of the PRS, each Segment will have one (1)       Voting: A motion of the subcommittee passes when 1) a majority
                             present and a minimum of three (3) votes will be the act of the     Alternate Representative, or proxy may vote. A motion of the         vote and each entity having a representative present at the           of the aggregate of the fractional Segment votes are affirmative
                             subcommittee.                                                       subcommittee passes when 1) a majority of the aggregate of the       meeting will receive an equal fraction of its Segment's one vote.     and 2) a minimum of three (3) Segment Votes are affirmative.
                                                                                                 fractional Segment votes are affirmative and 2) a minimum of         This includes entities who are not represented by a standing          [When is a Segment’s vote considered affirmative? This language
                                                                                                 three (3) Segment Votes are affirmative. [When is a Segment’s        member and entities who are not ERCOT Corporate Members,              is a suggestion: A Segment Vote is considered affirmative when
                                                                                                 vote considered affirmative? This language is a suggestion: A        but who qualify as an entity within the definition of a particular    the majority of Standing Representatives of the Segment voted
                                                                                                 Segment Vote is considered affirmative when the majority of          market Segment. Entities participating in the PRS must annually       affirmatively.] [NOTE: This is different from the current
                                                                                                 Standing Representatives of the Segment voted affirmatively.]        align themselves with a Market Segment for which they qualify.        structure of PRS which is “Recommendations for Protocol
                                                                                                 The results of all votes taken will be reported to TAC, whether or                                                                         Revisions from the PRS must be supported by a majority of the
                                                                                                 not the vote passed.                                                                                                                       votes cast by the entities present in accordance with segment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            fractional voting. ] The results of all votes taken will be reported to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TAC, whether or not the vote passed.

                                                                                                                                                                      There currently is no language in the TAC Procedures for
                                                                                                                                                                      COPS. Current language in COPS Procedures: At all meetings
                                                                                                                                                                      of the COPS, each Segment will have one (1) vote and each
                                                                                                                                                                      entity entitled to vote and present at the meeting will receive an
                                                                                                                                                                      equal fraction of its Segment's one vote. Entities entitled to vote
                                                                                                                                                                      are: ERCOT Corporate Members, ERCOT Adjunct Members,
                                                                                                                                                                      and entities who are not ERCOT Corporate Members, but who
                                                                                                                                                                      could qualify as an entity within the definition of a particular
                                                                                                                                                                      Market Segment. Entities participating in the COPS must align
                                                                                                                                                                      themselves each calendar year with a Market Segment for which
                                                                                                                                                                      they qualify or, for Adjunct Members, a Market Segment to which
                                                                                                                                                                      they are similar. Market Segment for which they qualify or, for
                                                                                                                                                                      Adjunct Members, a Market Segment to which they are similar.

Abstentions                  No current language in TAC or subcommittee procedures on            Abstentions: In the event that a voting member, their designated No current language in TAC or subcommittee procedures on Same as Proposed RMS, ROS, WMS
                             treatment of abstentions except that abstentions during roll call   Alternate Representative, or proxy, is not present during a roll call treatment of abstentions except that for COPS, abstentions
                             votes will be recorded.                                             vote, or abstains from voting, that member’s fractional vote will be during roll call votes will be recorded.
                                                                                                 reallocated equally among the remaining voting members of that
                                                                                                 Segment; except for the Consumer Segment.
                                                                                                 [ NOTE: Alternative language for abstention: For purposes of
                                                                                                 voting, an abstention is treated as if the individual did not cast a
                                                                                                 vote. A vote is cast as an “aye” or a “nay” vote. An abstention is
                                                                                                 not a vote. In the event that a voting member, their Designated
                                                                                                 Alternate Representative, or proxy, abstains from a vote, the
                                                                                                 Segment vote is allocated among the members casting a vote.]




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Subcommittee Summary

                                                                                        RMS, ROS, WMS                                                                                                                                     COPS, PRS
E-mail Voting                E-mail voting is permitted to expedite processes provided the            E-Mail Voting: An e-mail vote is permitted provided a notification     PRS: E-mail Voting: Voting by E-Mail from the Standing                 E-Mail Voting: An e-mail vote is permitted provided a notification
                             chair distributes to the roster (e-mail) a detailed description of the   is distributed to the subcommittee distribution list that includes a   Representatives may be used in consideration of an Urgent              is distributed to the subcommittee distribution list that includes a
                             issue or proposition. The chair will submit meeting minutes              detailed description of the issue or proposition. A request for an     Revision Request, the need for an ERCOT Impact Analysis, and           detailed description of the issue or proposition. E-mail votes for
                             wherein the vote is recorded for review of accuracy at the next          e-mail vote can only be initiated by the Chair or Vice Chair. A        other administrative functions. The affirmative vote of eight (8)      COPS and PRS are primarily conducted for administrative
                             scheduled subcommittee meeting. (Individual exceptions will be           quorum of Standing Representatives must participate in the e-          Standing Representatives shall be the act of the PRS by E-Mail         purposes. A request for an e-mail vote can only be initiated by
                             made where needed to accommodate members who do not have                 mail vote. Participation requires casting a vote, or abstaining.       vote. The structure for E-mail voting is as follows: A request for     the Chair or Vice Chair. For e-mail votes, each Standing
                             e-mail addresses.) “Discussion Required” votes count as “No”.            Votes shall be submitted to ERCOT for tallying by the close of two     an E-mail vote can only be initiated by the Chair, vice chair or       Representative shall have one (1) vote and a quorum of Standing
                                                                                                      (2) Business Days after notification of the vote. Votes are tallied    their designate of the PRS or approved designate in the absence        Representatives must participate in the vote. [NOTE: This is
                                                                                                      in the same manner as a regular meeting. The final tally shall be      of the Chair. Votes for an ERCOT Impact Analysis, and other            different than the current requirement for PRS, which is “The
                                                                                                      distributed to the subcommittee distribution list and posted on the    administrative functions must be returned by the close of two (2)      affirmative votes of eight Standing Representatives shall be the
                                                                                                      MIS.                                                                   business days after issuance to be considered. Votes for Urgent        act of the PRS by E-Mail vote.”] Participation requires casting a
                                                                                                                                                                             Requests must be returned within 48 hours. All votes will be           vote or abstaining. Votes shall be submitted to ERCOT for
                                                                                                                                                                             forwarded to ERCOT for tallying. The final tally will be sent to the   tallying by the close of two (2) Business Days after notification of
                                                                                                                                                                             Standing Representatives of the PRS, the sponsor of the revision       the vote. A PRS e-mail vote on a request for Urgent Status shall
                                                                                                                                                                             request, and forwarded to the PRS distritbution list and posted on     be submitted to ERCOT for tallying within forty-eight (48) hours.
                                                                                                                                                                             the MIS                                                                Votes are tallied in the same manner as a regular meeting. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    final tally shall be distributed to the subcommittee distribution list
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and posted on the MIS.
                                                                                                                                                                             COPS: E-mail voting by the Standing Representatives is
                                                                                                                                                                             permitted to expedite processes provided the chair distributes to
                                                                                                                                                                             the ERCOT COPS public distribution list a detailed description of
                                                                                                                                                                             the issue or proposition. The chair will submit meeting minutes
                                                                                                                                                                             wherein the vote is recorded for review of accuracy at the next
                                                                                                                                                                             scheduled subcommittee meeting. The chair will establish
                                                                                                                                                                             appropriate timing for e-mail vote responses. (Individual
                                                                                                                                                                             exceptions will be made where needed to accommodate Standing
                                                                                                                                                                             Representatives who do not have e-mail addresses.) “Discussion
                                                                                                                                                                             Required” votes count as “No”.




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