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									                                                                             Merged 2007/2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects
                                                                                                                                                                                            2008      2008     2006        2007
                                                                                                 Current      Project       2008      2008                   2007    2006
Source   Committee   Prog Area   Source Doc                  Project               Project No.                                               2007 Priority                     2006 Rank   Budget   Running   Budget      Budget
                                                                                                 Status       Manager      Priority   Rank                   Rank   Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                           Range     Range    Range       Range
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Document Management                  50123_01       Closed      Thomas                         0 - Carryover   0.20     1.1        11.4                <$1M     $500k-$1M




ERCOT       CO          CO                    HotDocs Implementation               50123_02       Closing     Thomas                         0 - Carryover   0.30     1.1        11.5                <$1M       <$50k




                                                                                                                                                                                                               $250k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    CyberSecurity Project #3             60014_01       Closed        Pena                         0 - Carryover   0.40     1.1         20                 <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                               $500k
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           <$50k



                                                                                                                                                                                                               $100k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    CyberSecurity Project #4             60016_01       Closed       Pena                          0 - Carryover   0.50     1.1         25                 <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                               $250k
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           <$50k


                                              Lawson Procurement Process                                                                                                                                                  $100k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                                                         50015_03      Execution    Broyles                        0 - Carryover   0.70     1.1        25.5                <$1M       <$50k
                                              Efficiency                                                                                                                                                                  $250k



ERCOT       CO          CO                    Lawson Project Time Entry            60086_01       Closing     Broyles                        0 - Carryover   0.80     1.1        40.1                <$1M       <$50k      <$50k



                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $500k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #5            60075_01      Execution    Northern                       0 - Carryover   0.85     1.1        19.5                <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $1M

                                              Lawson Managed Application Service                                                                                                                               $100k-     $250k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                                                         60020_01      Execution     Broyles                       0 - Carryover   0.90     1.1         40                 <$1M
                                              Provider                                                                                                                                                         $250k      $500k




ERCOT       CO          CO                    TCC2 Facilities Buildout             60099_01      Execution     Habbe                          1 - Critical   1.00                                    <$1M      <$50k      $1M-$3M



                                              Exempt/Non-Exempt Payroll                                                                                                                                                   $100k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                                                          70051_01      Planning     Broyles                         1-Critical    1.50                                    <$1M
                                              Processing                                                                                                                                                                  $250k
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $250k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    IMM/TRE MET Center Build-out         70040_01      Execution   Feuerbacher                      1 - Critical   2.00                                    <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $500k


                                              Taylor Control Room Display System                                                                                                                                          $250k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                                                         70041_01      Execution   Feuerbacher                      1 - Critical   2.5                                     <$1M
                                              Replacement                                                                                                                                                                 $500k


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $100k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Document Management Phase 3          50123_03       Closing    Feuerbacher                      1 - Critical   3.50                                    <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $250k
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $250k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #6            70039_01      Execution   Feuerbacher                      1 - Critical   4.75                                    <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $500k


                                                                                                                                                                                                               $100k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Physical Security Project #4         60093_01       Closed      Contreras                       1 - Critical   8.00                                    <$1M                  <$50k
                                                                                                                                                                                                               $250k
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2008         2008     2006      2007
                                                                                                             Current       Project       2008        2008                   2007     2006
    Source      Committee     Prog Area      Source Doc                     Project            Project No.                                                  2007 Priority                      2006 Rank     Budget      Running   Budget    Budget
                                                                                                             Status        Manager      Priority     Rank                   Rank    Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Range        Range    Range     Range

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $100k-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                                                            70053_01      Initiation   Feuerbacher                         2 - High      10.50                                         <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $250k
                                                           Video Teleconferencing
                                                                                                                                            0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $50k-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                        Budgeting Tool                      40029_01      Planning       Broyles     Previously   0.01    1 - Critical    9        1.3         91                      <$1M                <$50k
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $100k
                                                                                                                                        Approved
                                                                                                                                            0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $250k-   $100k-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                        Collateral Calculation              50017_02      Execution    Feuerbacher   Previously   0.02   0 - Carryover   0.1      1.0a        0.20                     <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $500k    $250k
                                                                                                                                        Approved
                                                                                                                                            0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $500k-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                        Cyber Security Project #8           60075_02      Planning       Arnold      Previously   0.03    1 - Critical    3                                            <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $1M
                                                                                                                                        Approved
                                                                                                                                            0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $50k-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                        Vendor Contract Mgt - Phase 2       70034_01      Execution    Feuerbacher   Previously   0.04    1 - Critical    4                                            <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $100k
                                                                                                                                        Approved



                                                                                                                                            0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $500k-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                        Physical Security Project #5        60094_01      Execution      Decker      Previously   0.05    1 - Critical    4.5                                          <$1M      <$50k
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $1M
                                                                                                                                        Approved




                                                                                                                                            0-
                                                           Corporate Application Environment                                                                                                                                                 $100k-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                                                            70047_01      Planning       Cioffi      Previously   0.06    1 - Critical    6.5                                          <$1M
                                                           True-up                                                                                                                                                                           $250k
                                                                                                                                        Approved




                                                                                                                                            0-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                        Microsoft Project Server Upgrade    60058_01      Initiation   Feuerbacher   Previously   0.07     2 - High       9.5      2.1         119                     <$1M                <$50k
                                                                                                                                        Approved


                                                                                                                                            0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $50k-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                        Lawson eRecruiting                  60073_01      Planning       Broyles     Previously   0.08    1 - Critical    11       3.3         166                     <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $100k
                                                                                                                                        Approved

                                                                                                                                            0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $100k-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                        Taylor Facility External Upgrades   70042_01      Planning     Feuerbacher   Previously   0.09     2 - High       12                                           <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $250k
                                                                                                                                        Approved


                                                          ABOVE THIS LINE - Projects to carry over to 2008
ABOVE THIS LINE - Projects to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projectedto be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008
                                                                                                                                            0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $100k-    $100k-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                        Lawson 9.x Upgrade                  60020_02      Planning       Broyles     Previously   0.1    0 - Carryover    0.9                           $100k-$250k    <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $250k     $250k
                                                                                                                                        Approved
                                                                                                                                            0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $50k-
    ERCOT           CO           CO                        Corp. Doc Management                70013_01      Planning       Cioffi      Previously   0.2     1 - Critical    6                             $250k-$500k    <$1M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             $100k
                                                                                                                                        Approved
                                                                                                                                                                                                       2008         2008     2006     2007
                                                                                                     Current      Project        2008         2008                    2007    2006
Source   Committee   Prog Area   Source Doc                   Project                  Project No.                                                   2007 Priority                      2006 Rank     Budget      Running   Budget   Budget
                                                                                                     Status       Manager       Priority      Rank                    Rank   Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Range        Range    Range    Range
                                                                                                     Not Yet                       0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $50k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Enterprise Document Management           60029_01      Started -                 Previously     0.3       2 - High       18      1.2         63       $250k-$500k    <$1M      <$50k
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $100k
                                                                                                       2007                    Approved

                                                                                                     Not Yet                       0-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $50k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Physical Security Project #3             70014_01      Started -    Contreras    Previously     0.4     1 - Critical     14                           $250k-$500k   $1M-$2M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $100k
                                                                                                       2007                    Approved




                                                                                                     Not Yet                       0-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    CyberSecurity Project #7                 70022_01      Started -    Contreras    Previously     0.5       2 - High       22                              <$50k      $1M-$2M
                                                                                                       2007                    Approved




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $250k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    MET Center Facility Analysis             70044_01      Execution   Feuerbacher   1 - Critical    1      1 - Critical    0.84                          $250k-$500k   $1M-$2M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $500k


                                                                                                     Not Yet
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Physical Security Project #6                New        Started -                 1 - Critical    2                                                    $250k-$500k   $1M-$2M
                                                                                                       2008


                                                                                                     Not Yet
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Employee Performance Management             New        Started -                 1 - Critical    3                                                    $100k-$250k   $1M-$2M
                                                                                                       2008

                                                                                                     Not Yet
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Vendor Contract Management Phase 3          New        Started -                 1 - Critical    4                                                    $100k-$250k   $2M-$3M
                                                                                                       2008

                                                                                                     Not Yet
                                              Asset Management Integration (Altiris,
ERCOT       CO          CO                                                                New        Started -                 1 - Critical    5                                                    $100k-$250k   $2M-$3M
                                              Remedy, Lawson)
                                                                                                       2008




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $250k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #9                70023_01      Planning    Feuerbacher   1 - Critical    6        2 - High      9.75                          $100k-$250k   $2M-$3M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $500k




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $100k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    SEM Enhancement                           70046_01     Planning      Decker      1 - Critical    7       1 - Critical    5                            $100k-$250k   $2M-$3M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $250k
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2008         2008     2006     2007
                                                                                                      Current      Project     2008         2008                   2007    2006
Source   Committee   Prog Area   Source Doc                   Project                   Project No.                                                2007 Priority                     2006 Rank     Budget      Running   Budget   Budget
                                                                                                      Status       Manager    Priority      Rank                   Rank   Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Range        Range    Range    Range

                                                                                                      Not Yet
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #10                   New        Started -              1 - Critical    8                                                   $250k-$500k   $2M-$3M
                                                                                                        2008



                                                                                                      Not Yet
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Procurement Process Flows                    New        Started -               2 - High       9                                                   $250k-$500k   $3M-$4M
                                                                                                        2008



                                                                                                      Not Yet
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Blue Building Generator                      New        Started -               2 - High       10                                                  $250k-$500k   $3M-$4M
                                                                                                        2008



                                                                                                      Not Yet
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Cyber Security Project #11                   New        Started -               2 - High       11                                                  $250k-$500k   $3M-$4M
                                                                                                        2008


                                                                                                      Not Yet
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Physical Security Project #7                 New        Started -               2 - High       12                                                  $250k-$500k   $4M-$5M
                                                                                                        2008


                                                                                                      Not Yet
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Ruby Standardization                         New        Started -               2 - High       13                                                   $50k-$100k   $4M-$5M
                                                                                                        2008

                                                                                                      Not Yet
                                              Application Server Standardization
ERCOT       CO          CO                                                                 New        Started -               2 - High       14                                                   $50k-$100k   $4M-$5M
                                              (JBOSS)
                                                                                                        2008
                                                                                                      Not Yet
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Java Upgrade                                 New        Started -               2 - High       15                                                  $100k-$250k   $4M-$5M
                                                                                                        2008

                                                                                                      Not Yet
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Finance Process Flows                        New        Started -               2 - High       16                                                  $250k-$500k   $4M-$5M
                                                                                                        2008


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $100k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Application Services Quality Initiative   70052_01      Initiation    Cioffi    2 - High       17       2-High        13                            $50k-$100k   $4M-$5M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $250k



                                                                                                      Not Yet
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Mercury -- SOA Framework                     New        Started -               2 - High       18                                                  $100k-$250k   $5M-$6M
                                                                                                        2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                       2008         2008     2006     2007
                                                                                                           Current     Project     2008        2008                   2007    2006
    Source     Committee    Prog Area     Source Doc                    Project             Project No.                                               2007 Priority                     2006 Rank     Budget      Running   Budget   Budget
                                                                                                           Status      Manager    Priority     Rank                   Rank   Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Range        Range    Range    Range
                                                                                                           Not Yet
    ERCOT          CO          CO                       Lawson Security                     70015_01       Started -    Broyles   2 - High      19      2 - High       31                              <$50k      $5M-$6M
                                                                                                             2008

                                                                                                           Not Yet
    ERCOT          CO          CO                       Process Flows - HR                  70020_01       Started -    Broyles   2 - High      20      2 - High       16                           $250k-$500k   $5M-$6M
                                                                                                             2008

                                                                                                           Not Yet
    ERCOT          CO          CO                      E-Procurement                           New         Started -              2 - High      21                                                  $100k-$250k   $5M-$6M
                                                                                                             2008

                                                                                                           Not Yet
    ERCOT          CO          CO                       Cyber Security Project #12             New         Started -              2 - High      22                                                  $250k-$500k   $5M-$6M
                                                                                                             2008

                                                                                                           Not Yet
    ERCOT          CO          CO                       Cyber Security Project #13             New         Started -              2 - High      23                                                  $250k-$500k   $6M-$7M
                                                                                                             2008

                                                                                                           Not Yet
    ERCOT          CO          CO                      Credit Model Integration with ROME      New         Started -              2 - High      24                                                   $50k-$100k   $6M-$7M
                                                                                                             2008

                                                                                                           Not Yet
    ERCOt          CO          CO                       TCC1 Control Room Expansion            New         Started -              2 - High      25                                                    $1M-$3M     $8M-$9M
                                                                                                             2008

BELOW THIS LINE - Projects that are not currently funded inBELOW THIS LINE - Projects that are not currently funded in 2008
                                                            2008

                                                                                                                                  3 - High /                                                                                         $250k-
    ERCOT          CO          CO                       Corporate Development Environment      New        Below Line                            26      2 - High       23                                         $8M-$9M
                                                                                                                                  Medium                                                                                             $500k



                                                                                                                                  3 - High /                                                                                         $250k-
    ERCOT          CO          CO                       Corporate i-Test Environment           New        Below Line                            27      2 - High       24                                         $8M-$9M
                                                                                                                                  Medium                                                                                             $500k

                                                                                                                                  3 - High /                                                                                         $100k-
    ERCOT          CO          CO                       Intranet Re-Arch                       New        Below Line                            28      2 - High       25                                         $8M-$9M
                                                                                                                                  Medium                                                                                             $250k
                                                                                                                                  3 - High /
    ERCOT          CO          CO                       Report Writer                          New        Below Line                            29      2 - High       26                                         $8M-$9M
                                                                                                                                  Medium
                                                                                                                                  3 - High /
    ERCOT          CO          CO                       Lawson Expense Management           60066_01      Below Line    Broyles                 31      2 - High       29      2.3         135                    $8M-$9M
                                                                                                                                  Medium




                                                                                                                                  3 - High /
    ERCOT          CO          CO                       Absence Management                  70017_01      Below Line    Broyles                 32      2 - High       30                                         $8M-$9M
                                                                                                                                  Medium
                                                                                                                                                                                                   2008      2008     2006     2007
                                                                                                  Current      Project         2008        2008                     2007    2006
Source   Committee   Prog Area   Source Doc                  Project               Project No.                                                    2007 Priority                       2006 Rank   Budget   Running   Budget   Budget
                                                                                                  Status       Manager        Priority     Rank                     Rank   Priority
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Range     Range    Range    Range
                                                                                                                             3 - High /             3 - High /                                                                $100k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Physical Security Project #6            New        Below Line                                 33                       32                                    $8M-$9M
                                                                                                                             Medium                 Medium                                                                    $250k

                                                                                                  Not Yet
                                              Identity & Access Management (IAM)                                             9 - Parking
ERCOT       CO          CO                                                         70016_01       Started -                                         1 - Critical     10                                    $8M-$9M
                                              Integration                                                                        Lot
                                                                                                    2007

                                                                                                                             9 - Parking                                                                                      $50k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Physical Security Project #2         50103_01      Below Line     Contreras                           1 - Critical     15      2.3         137               $8M-$9M
                                                                                                                                 Lot                                                                                          $100k



                                                                                                                             9 - Parking
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Benefits Data Transmission           60045_01      Below Line      Broyles                             2 - High        15      1.3         95                $8M-$9M
                                                                                                                                 Lot



                                              Business Function Automation Time                                              9 - Parking                                                                                      $100k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                                                         60034_01      Below Line                                          2 - High        21      1.2         70                $8M-$9M
                                              Mgt Integration                                                                    Lot                                                                                          $250k

                                                                                                                             9 - Parking                                                                             $100k-
ERCOT       CO          CO                    Continuous Monitoring Software       60026_01      Below Line                                       9 - Parking Lot            1.2         59                $8M-$9M
                                                                                                                                 Lot                                                                                 $250k

                                                                                                                             9 - Parking
ERCOT       CO          CO                    NERC Tracking Database               60032_01      Below Line   F/U w/ Grimm                        9 - Parking Lot            1.2         66                $8M-$9M    <$50k
                                                                                                                                 Lot
                               Merged 2007/2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects
                                       2007
                                              Priority    2005      2005
               Project               Running                               Net Benefit                   Summary Description                                            Benefit Summary
                                             Approval    Priority   Rank
                                      Range
                                                                                          To implement a document management system and roll out
Document Management                   <$1M                 1.1       19    $ 8,400,000 to one or more ERCOT departments in addition to the            Improved efficiency in document handling within ERCOT
                                                                                          current HR, Legal, and Finance implementation.
                                                                                       PR-50123_02 will implement the HotDocs contract                HotDocs will allow the Contracts Administration area to
                                                                                       assembly software package. This package was purchased          use an automated tool to assemble many boilerplate
HotDocs Implementation                <$1M                                 $ 8,400,000 as part of PR-50123 Document Management, however the           documents through the use of templates and interviews.
                                                                                       implementation was not included in the scope of the            HotDocs will be integrated with Hummingbird’s Document
                                                                                       project.                                                       Manager.
                                                                                          To acquire software for the purpose of identifying
                                                                                          vulnerabilities within the network, operating systems and   Improve ERCOT's ability to identify vulnerabilities
CyberSecurity Project #3              <$1M                                 $ (350,000) applications. Provide automated, real time capabiliteis to     associated with the network, internet-facing applications
                                                                                          audit and monitor compliance with ERCOT's security          and other cyber-critical applications
                                                                                          infrastructure, policies, and proced

                                                                                          Implementation of a system for reporting attacks against    Event correlation gives ERCOT the ability to identify
CyberSecurity Project #4              <$1M                                 $ (300,000) individual servers thereby increasing the granularity of       incidents at a very early stage and mitigate damages;
                                                                                          incident monitoring and investigation.                      increased productivity of Security Operations group

Lawson Procurement Process
                                      <$1M
Efficiency
                                                                                                                                                      - Provide single time entry and improve efficiency of time
                                                                                                                                                      reporting at ERCOT
                                                                                          Configure Lawson to be the single time entry point for      - Allow entry of all hours in one location to eliminate dual
Lawson Project Time Entry             <$1M                 1.1       26    $   150,000
                                                                                          capital projects.                                           entry for employees.
                                                                                                                                                      - Provide more accurate time reporting with less effort
                                                                                                                                                      from employees
                                                                                                                                                      Reduce provision and de-provision downtime. Simplify
                                                                                          Automate and provide ability to generate SAS70, NERC
Cyber Security Project #5             <$1M                                 $ 1,400,000
                                                                                          and 17799 complaince reports
                                                                                                                                                      the access request process so ERCOT staff can focus on
                                                                                                                                                      serving the citizens of Texas.
                                                                                                                                                      Internal ERCOT benefit: increased efficiencies in various
Lawson Managed Application Service                                                        Upgrade Lawson Application Suite and Environment to
                                     $1M-$2M                               $   180,000                                                                areas and reduced cost and risk in maintaining
Provider                                                                                  version 8.1
                                                                                                                                                      unsupported software

                                                                                                                                                      Completion of this project is necessary due to the
                                                                                                                                                      predicted impact of Nodal on the data center. This will
                                                                                          Security needs to vacate current space to make room for     cause IT to be displaced requiring Corporate Security to
TCC2 Facilities Buildout             $3M-$4M                               $   850,000
                                                                                          IT.                                                         move to another location. The Console Operations/Help
                                                                                                                                                      Desk group will also have to be relocated. There
                                                                                                                                                      currently isn’t enough space in TCC1.

Exempt/Non-Exempt Payroll                                                                 Make changes in payrool processing to support               Make changes to bring payroll practices in compliance
                                     $4M-$5M                                ($120,000)
Processing                                                                                Exempt/Non-Exempt corporate policy                          with corporate polices.

IMM/TRE MET Center Build-out         $4M-$5M

                                                                                          The projector currently in use in the control rooms has
                                                                                          become obsolete. Parts are increasingly difficult to come
Taylor Control Room Display System
                                     $4M-$5M                                              by. The replacement projector will use less expensive
Replacement                                                                               lamps and less power. The projector in the Austin Control
                                                                                          Room will not be replaced, pe
                                                                                                                                                      Reduce provision and de-provision downtime. Simplify
                                                                                          Automate and provide ability to generate SAS70, NERC
Document Management Phase 3          $4M-$5M                               $ 1,400,000
                                                                                          and 17799 complaince reports
                                                                                                                                                      the access request process so ERCOT staff can focus on
                                                                                                                                                      serving the citizens of Texas.

Cyber Security Project #6            $5M-$6M

                                                                                          Provide adaquate security for the Taylor facility perimeter
                                                                                          to increase the protection of personnel leaving or entering Lower maintenance costs
Physical Security Project #4         $5M-$6M                               $ (130,000)
                                                                                          the facility during periods of low activity. To allow the   Increased perimeter security
                                                                                          guards to identify persons requesting entry without access.
                                      2007
                                             Priority    2005      2005
                 Project            Running                               Net Benefit                    Summary Description                                           Benefit Summary
                                            Approval    Priority   Rank
                                     Range
                                                                                         The project will provide visual communication capability for
                                                                                         ERCOT to execute video teleconferencing between various Expense reduction related to travel between MET and
                                    $5M-$6M                               $     10,000
                                                                                         locations for meetings and training.                         Taylor facilities

Video Teleconferencing
                                                                                                                                                     By making budget information more broadly available to
                                                                                         Evaluate, select, and implement an automated budgeting
                                                                                                                                                     ERCOT management, the budget becomes a better tool
Budgeting Tool                      $5M-$6M               2.1       74    $     46,000 tool that offers interconnectivity to the Lawson Accounting
                                                                                                                                                     to guide management decision making on a day-to-day
                                                                                         system.
                                                                                                                                                     basis.
                                                                                         Automate much of the "data gathering" piece of credit
                                                                                                                                                     Significant intangible benefits plus time savings in Credit
Collateral Calculation              $5M-$6M               1.1       28    $     27,000 monitoring that is currently done manually using Excel
                                                                                                                                                     group due to automation of collateral calculations
                                                                                         spreadsheets.

                                                                                                                                                     Reduce provision and de-provision downtime. Simplify
                                                                                         Automate and provide ability to generate SAS70, NERC
Cyber Security Project #8           $6M-$7M                               $ 1,400,000
                                                                                         and 17799 complaince reports
                                                                                                                                                     the access request process so ERCOT staff can focus on
                                                                                                                                                     serving the citizens of Texas.

                                                                                         The project will automate and link Hummingbird's contract
Vendor Contract Mgt - Phase 2       $6M-$7M                               $     22,000
                                                                                         approval process with the contract and vendor database.


                                                                                                                                                     Current software is third generation obsolete. It will not
                                                                                                                                                     communicate with new identification approval software
                                                                                                                                                     that ERCOT is now developing to pass the SAS 70 audit.
                                                                                         Replace existing Physical Access Control servers and        The servers are over 3 years old and beginning to have
Physical Security Project #5        $7M-$8M                               $   (94,000)
                                                                                         software.                                                   operational problems. The servers need to be replaced
                                                                                                                                                     and the new servers placed in the Data Centers. The
                                                                                                                                                     current location of the servers is accelerating the
                                                                                                                                                     equipment fatigue due to heat and dust.


                                                                                                                                                     The creation of a 3-tier development/test/production
                                                                                      As part of Corporate Applications’ service initiative and
                                                                                                                                                     environment in the Corporate Applications area will
                                                                                      quality programs, standard SDLC activities will occur in
Corporate Application Environment                                                                                                                    mitigate risk by providing the generally accepted release
                                    $7M-$8M                               $   130,000 ERCOT IT by providing a standard 3-tier
True-up                                                                                                                                              management testing path to production and allow
                                                                                      development/test/production environment.
                                                                                                                                                     multiple, concurrent development efforts to be underway.



                                                                                      The purpose of this project is to upgrade or replace the       This project will provide improved information accuracy,
                                                                                      current Enterprise Project Management (EPM) tool and to        availability, and collection for management decision
                                                                                      implement portfolio management & reporting processes by        making.This project will improve the reliability of the grid
Microsoft Project Server Upgrade    $7M-$8M                               $ 1,110,000 streamlining management, access, and availability to           by more efficiently managing projects related to system
                                                                                      project and portfolio data ultimately automating project       operations, IT operations, and software development.This
                                                                                      dashboard reporting thereby reducing the effort required by    project will satisfy a number of recommendations made by
                                                                                      PMs, BAs, project resources, etc. utilizing manual tools.      internal and external audits.


                                                                                                                                                     Improved ease of use, ability for candidates to submit
                                                                                         Implement Lawson eRecruiting module. ERCOT owns the
Lawson eRecruiting                  $7M-$8M                               $   160,000
                                                                                         license to support this functionality.
                                                                                                                                                     applications and resumes online, ability to import
                                                                                                                                                     employee data into Lawson if candidate is hired.

                                                                                                                                                  Cost avoidance of adding new staff to handle perimeter
                                                                                       Install a covering over the walkway between the two Taylor patrols.
Taylor Facility External Upgrades   $7M-$8M                               $   (90,000) Control Center facilities.                                 Increased productivity due to employee efficiencies
                                                                                       Provide an outside break area adjacent to TCC2 building. traveling between buildings.
                                                                                                                                                  Increased productivity due to higher employee morale


ABOVE THIS LINE - Projects to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008
                                                                                                                                                     Internal ERCOT benefit: increased efficiencies in various
                                                                                         Upgrade Lawson Application Suite and Environment to
Lawson 9.x Upgrade                  $7M-$8M                               $   180,000
                                                                                         version 8.1
                                                                                                                                                     areas and reduced cost and risk in maintaining
                                                                                                                                                     unsupported software


Corp. Doc Management                $7M-$8M                               $   260,000 HR, Finance, Procurement, Security
                                           2007
                                                  Priority    2005      2005
                Project                  Running                               Net Benefit                   Summary Description                                             Benefit Summary
                                                 Approval    Priority   Rank
                                          Range
                                                                                              Provide a document management system to be used
                                                                                                                                                            Internal ERCOT benefit: 10 min. time savings per
Enterprise Document Management           $7M-$8M                               $ 5,700,000 across the enterprise for policies, procedures, department
                                                                                                                                                            employee per workday
                                                                                              documentation, etc.

                                                                                           Provide operations personnel with notification of an
                                                                                           emergency or armed intrusion. Provide those personnel
Physical Security Project #3             $7M-$8M                               $ (240,000) the ability to isolate themselves mechanically if necessary
                                                                                           in such a way as to negate the possibility of entry by
                                                                                           compromise of the access control


                                                                                           This project is to implement a stronger login technology
                                                                                           based on the tenants of strong authentication (something
                                                                                           you have and something you know). The smart card will be         The re-usable password is no longer sufficient protection
                                                                                           investigated for the use of digital certificates for all ERCOT   as an eight character password encrypted in any
CyberSecurity Project #7                 $7M-$8M                               $   160,000
                                                                                           staff (employees and contractors) coupled with a PIN to          algorithm is simply too easy to brute force hack and then
                                                                                           gain access to read the certificate. Temporary ID cards can      it is good for up to 90 days.
                                                                                           then grant the exact same level of access the user normally
                                                                                           has.

                                                                                              Begin to respond to the recommendations documented
                                                                                              during MET Facility Analysis Phase 1 with regard to
MET Center Facility Analysis             $8M-$9M
                                                                                              housing the activities currently performed at the MET
                                                                                              Center.
                                                                                              To systematically identify potential areas of ERCOT
                                                                                              buildings that are vulnerable to compromise either by
Physical Security Project #6             $8M-$9M                                              deliberate attack, workplace violence, or weather events
                                                                                              and to harden those areas in order to protect ERCOT’s
                                                                                              cyber and physical assets.

                                                                                              The business process whereby employees’ performance is
                                                                                              rated against established criteria derived from job
Employee Performance Management          $8M-$9M                                              competencies. As part of the overall process a software
                                                                                              package is used to capture, categorize, standardize, and
                                                                                              meet legal compliance requirements

                                                                                              Enhancements to VCM for required automated reporting
Vendor Contract Management Phase 3       $8M-$9M                                              capabilities not provided by the Managed Service
                                                                                              Provider.
                                                                                              ERCOT currently has several Asset Management tools
                                                                                              including Altiris, Aperture, Remedy and Lawson. Each of
Asset Management Integration (Altiris,
                                         $8M-$9M                                              these tools provide a unique purpose and data. Integration
Remedy, Lawson)                                                                               between the systems is necessary to eliminate errors
                                                                                              resulting from duplicate data and

                                                                                                                                                            The overhead management of VPNs is significant and
                                                                                           vERCOT requires a complex network level security model
                                                                                                                                                            does not provide the granular level of control and audit
                                                                                           that results in over 15 firewalls from different vendors each
                                                                                                                                                            history necessary to ensure proper access controls are in
                                                                                           with different missions that result in different policy rule
                                                                                                                                                            place for both applications and databases. Additionally,
                                                                                           structures. ISSD must have the tools to ensure that the
Cyber Security Project #9                $8M-$9M                               $ 2,608,560
                                                                                           policy rule sets are consistent, correct and cooperative to
                                                                                                                                                            new vulnerabilities can be more easily addressed in a
                                                                                                                                                            firewall based protection system that in re-writing the
                                                                                           prevent the inadvertent creation of vulnerabilities every
                                                                                                                                                            code of a web based application or waiting for the vendor
                                                                                           time a new rule is added to or an old rule is removed from a
                                                                                                                                                            to update the database (historically they are very slow to
                                                                                           firewall.
                                                                                                                                                            provide security updates).


                                                                                           The SEM was originally implemented to monitor,
                                                                                           collect and correlate information from the primary
                                                                                           systems at ERCOT, firewalls, servers (Unix, Linux                Identifies Web application attacks. Identifies user
                                                                                           and Windows) databases (SQL Server & Oracle) and                 behavior that places ERCOT at risk. Improves
SEM Enhancement                          $8M-$9M                               $ 1,264,639 IDS. Its functionality has been demonstrated                     response time to attempts to compromise Market
                                                                                           successfully and ISSD has determined to expand its               systems. Improves response time to attempts to
                                                                                           data gathering capabilities and upgrade the software             compromise the grid control systems.
                                                                                           to improve its correlation and reporting abilities as
                                                                                           well
                                            2007
                                                   Priority    2005      2005
                Project                   Running                               Net Benefit                  Summary Description                                          Benefit Summary
                                                  Approval    Priority   Rank
                                           Range
                                                                                              This project is to upgrade Arcsight to the latest version,
                                                                                              migrate all Linux components to AIX and upgrade &
Cyber Security Project #10                $8M-$9M                                             increase the Windows Agent servers to the latest version
                                                                                              of the Blade server (by next year the 8 core Xeon
                                                                                              processor should be available). Additio


                                                                                              Programs developed with the Lawson Process Flow toolset
                                                                                              which automates the flow of information during various
Procurement Process Flows                 $8M-$9M                                             steps to business processes. The number, type, and
                                                                                              requirements will be determined as part of the overall
                                                                                              Procurement business process review.


                                                                                              The generator that was originally installed for the Blue
                                                                                              Building was moved to TCC2 as a cost-saving measure
Blue Building Generator                   $8M-$9M                                             and in anticipation that the Blue Building would be used for
                                                                                              storage. The Blue Building has come back into full use as
                                                                                              an ERCOT facility and needs


                                                                                              The current IDS-IPS will be three years old and much of
                                                                                              the implementation was based on network design that is no
Cyber Security Project #11                $8M-$9M                                             longer current. The system must be redesigned to
                                                                                              appropriately monitor and (in the case of IPS) manage
                                                                                              traffic into and within the ERCOT netw

                                                                                              This project will address any areas of the perimeter of the
                                                                                              ERCOT facility that is exposed to threats such as direct
Physical Security Project #7              $8M-$9M                                             assault or accidents. Project will upgrade or augment as
                                                                                              needed existing fence intrusion alarms, install re-
                                                                                              enforcement cabling along por

                                                                                              This project is intended to provide a standard 3-tier
                                                                                              development/deployment environment for Ruby on Rails-
Ruby Standardization                      $8M-$9M                                             based applications. Ruby on Rails is a web application
                                                                                              framework that increases the speed and ease with which
                                                                                              database driven web sites can be crea

                                                                                              Deployment of a J2EE 1.4 compliant application server
Application Server Standardization                                                            consistent with the ERCOT technical roadmap. This has
                                          $8M-$9M
(JBOSS)                                                                                       nodal dependencies as vendors have been advised that
                                                                                              this is our preferred application server.
                                                                                              This will bring ERCOT up to the latest stable version of
                                                                                              Java and is consistent with the ERCOT technical roadmap.
Java Upgrade                              $8M-$9M
                                                                                              It is important that ERCOT upgrade as Java 5 is the
                                                                                              standard version for the nodal effort.
                                                                                              Programs developed with the Lawson Process Flow toolset
                                                                                              which automates the flow of information during various
Finance Process Flows                     $8M-$9M                                             steps to business processes. The number, type, and
                                                                                              requirements will be determined as part of the overall
                                                                                              Finance business process review
                                                                                                                                                          Better application development and life cycle
                                                                                              Implement a process and tool to track defects during the
                                                                                                                                                          managemen, such as improved quality of releases,
Application Services Quality Initiative   $8M-$9M                               $   570,000 development cycle of a project in order to create a more
                                                                                                                                                          automated testing, benchmarking, standardization and
                                                                                              agile application services environment and improve quality.
                                                                                                                                                          visibility.

                                                                                              Mercury’s Systinet software is required by the testing team
                                                                                              to test SOA services at ERCOT. Systinet provides services
Mercury -- SOA Framework                  $8M-$9M                                             in the following areas:
                                                                                              SOA Governance - provides the visibility you need to
                                                                                              create trust and to gain complete control over your SOA en
                                       2007
                                              Priority    2005      2005
                Project              Running                               Net Benefit                   Summary Description                                               Benefit Summary
                                             Approval    Priority   Rank
                                      Range
                                                                                       Lawson has restructured the application security within the       In addition to the additive role based security, the new
                                                                                       suite of applications. The security is no longer deductive        model will provide better audit capabilities and support for
Lawson Security                      $8M-$9M                               $   230,000 where a user is given access to everything and the security       Sarbanes Oxley level compliance. The new model also
                                                                                       administrator must strip away any access that is not              integrates with LDAP and provides single sign on
                                                                                       required. Instead, th                                             capabilities.
                                                                                                                                                         Insure that all the appropriate and necessary steps have
                                                                                          Automate and provide auditable checkpoints for the hiring
Process Flows - HR                   $8M-$9M                               $   190,000
                                                                                          and termination of ERCOT employees
                                                                                                                                                         completed for when ERCOT hires and terminates
                                                                                                                                                         employees
                                                                                          Included in Lawson’s Requisition Self Service is the E-
                                                                                          Procurement application. E-Procurement allows for
E-Procurement                        $8M-$9M                                              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
Cyber Security Project #12           $8M-$9M                                              necessary to research, purchase and implement an
                                                                                          alternative solution prior to the July 2008 timeframe in
                                                                                          order to ensure compliance with NERC CIP Sta
                                                                                          Implement a system of anomaly behavior sensors on the
                                                                                          ERCOT network, tightly integrated with our, current, IDS-
Cyber Security Project #13           $8M-$9M                                              IPS, Internet Scanner, Fusion and Site Protector systems
                                                                                          to monitor network traffic for anomalous behavior indicative
                                                                                          of malicious activity.

                                                                                          Integrate the credit exposure statistical model with the
Credit Model Integration with ROME   $8M-$9M
                                                                                          ROME Credit Management application.

                                                                                          Expand control room footprint to the second floor to
                                                                                          accommodate all Operations support personnel and
TCC1 Control Room Expansion          $8M-$9M                                              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

BELOW THIS LINE - Projects that are not currently funded in 2008
                                                                                          Allow the corporate development environment to expand so       Currently most corporate applications only have 2
                                                                                          that the resources are available to the development team       environments to work with: prod (corp) and Dev or Itest.
Corporate Development Environment    $9M-$10M                              $   560,000
                                                                                          so that Corporate Applications is able to follow the ERCOT     The additional environments are needed to support the
                                                                                          standard Software Development Lifecycle.                       SDLC and to provide quality control.

                                                                                          Allow the corporate test environment to expand so that the     Currently most corporate applications only have 2
                                                                                          resources are available to ERCOT so that Corporate             environments to work with: prod (corp) and Dev or Itest.
Corporate i-Test Environment         $9M-$10M                              $   560,000
                                                                                          Applications is able to follow the ERCOT Software              The additional environments are needed to support the
                                                                                          Development LifeCycle.                                         SDLC and to provide quality control.
                                                                                                                                                         ColdFusion will be deprecated at ERCOT. The intranet
                                                                                          Re-architect the intranet which is based on ColdFusion
Intranet Re-Arch                     $9M-$10M                              $    31,000
                                                                                          Technology.
                                                                                                                                                         needs to be re-written in a language that supports the
                                                                                                                                                         web development architecture.
                                                                                          Provide enhanced reporting for ERCOT's standard                Therre is a significant need across the organization for
Report Writer                        $9M-$10M                              $   260,000
                                                                                          applications. Allow end users reporting self service.          improved reporting.
                                                                                          Implement Lawson Expense management in order to track          Provide online system for employees to enter expense
Lawson Expense Management            $9M-$10M                              $   100,000
                                                                                          expenses online.                                               data.

                                                                                                                                                         • Lawson has replaced Time Accrual with Absence
                                                                                                                                                         Management. Time Accrual will no longer be supported
                                                                                                                                                         in the future.
                                                                                                                                                         • Absence Management will eliminate some of the existing
                                                                                          Replace the existing Time Accrual component in Lawson          problems that can be found in TA
Absence Management                   $9M-$10M                              $   (69,000)
                                                                                          with Absence Management                                        • Fewer time entry points for employees since Absence
                                                                                                                                                         Management is embedded in the Lawson Time Card tool
                                                                                                                                                         currently used to track employee time.
                                                                                                                                                         • Managers will no longer need to approve Time off in a
                                                                                                                                                         separate place than Time Cards.
                                       2007
                                              Priority    2005      2005
               Project               Running                               Net Benefit                   Summary Description                                          Benefit Summary
                                             Approval    Priority   Rank
                                      Range
Physical Security Project #6         $9M-$10M                              $ (160,000)

                                                                                          To fully utilize the Identity and Access Management project,
Identity & Access Management (IAM)                                                        ERCOT will need to integrate the tool with Lawson HR, the Eliminate the manual steps necessary to provision
                                     $9M-$10M                              $   (38,000)
Integration                                                                               contract management database as well as other                physical access
                                                                                          applications such as Altiris and Aperture Vista.

                                                                                          To enhance the overall effectiveness of the exisitng
Physical Security Project #2         $9M-$10M              3.2      126    $ (310,000) security/access control system(s). (includes Optical          To better control physical access to Critical Cyber assets
                                                                                          turnstiles & Wiring Vaults)

                                                                                        ERCOT currently submits data to our benefits provider
                                                                                        manually by extracting the data from Lawson to an Excel
                                                                                        spreadsheet and emailing the data. Lawson support EDI
Benefits Data Transmission           $9M-$10M                              $   (62,000)
                                                                                        transmission of data. This would completely automate the
                                                                                                                                                     Enhanced operational efficiency
                                                                                        process eliminating any potential human error or intentional
                                                                                        data manipulation.

                                                                                          Integrate Identity and Access Management functions with
Business Function Automation Time                                                                                                                    ERCOT benefit: 10 minutes of time savings per ERCOT
                                     $9M-$10M                              $ 6,700,000 key enterprise infrastructure applications. Improves SAS70
Mgt Integration                                                                                                                                      employee per day
                                                                                          compliance.
                                                                                          Provide automated capabilities to review and interrogate
                                                                                          data from ERCOT's key business systems to help ensure      Intangible benefit: Provide improved assurance that fraud
Continuous Monitoring Software       $9M-$10M                              $ (190,000)
                                                                                          there are no fraudulent transactions being processed       is not being perpetrated throughout the organization
                                                                                          throughout the organization.
                                                                                          Track NERC recommendations, Compliance audit issues,
                                                                                                                                                     Creates a common data repository for various issues that
NERC Tracking Database               $9M-$10M                              $   (44,000) mitigation plans, investigations and correspondence to
                                                                                                                                                     are currently tracked separately
                                                                                          market participants.
                                 Merged 2007/2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects
         Comm Prog Source                                                    Current     Project      2008      2008     2007         2007    2006                2008 Budget   2008 Running   2006 Budget   2007 Budget   2007 Running Priority    2005
Source                                       Project           Project No.                                                                            2006 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                                     Status      Manager     Priority   Rank    Priority      Rank   Priority               Range          Range          Range         Range         Range     Approval   Priority


                                                                                                                          0-
ERCOT     IO    IO          EDW EMMS Decommission                50031       Execution      Lee                                        1       1.1      11.7                                   $250k-$500k   $500k-$1M        <$1M                   1.2
                                                                                                                       Carryover




                                                                                                                          0-
ERCOT     IO    IO          Enterprise Service Management       60055_01     Execution    Meinen                                      1.5      1.1       26                                     $50k-$100k    $1M-$3M       $1M-$2M
                                                                                                                       Carryover




ERCOT     IO    IO          Citrix Rebuild                      60096_01      Closed     R. Smith                      1 - Critical    4                                                        $500k-$1M    $500k-$1M      $2M-$3M




ERCOT     IO    IO          Virtual Tape Backup                 70026_01     Execution     Lee                         1 - Critical    5                                                        $500k-$1M     $1M-$3M       $3M-$4M




ERCOT     IO    IO          Deskside Standardization            60097_01      Closing    K. Meinen                     1 - Critical    6                                                       $250k-$500k   $50k-$100k     $3M-$4M




ERCOT     IO    IO          Deskside Standardization Phase 2    60097_02     Execution K. Meinen                       1 - Critical    6                                                                        <$50k       $3M-$4M




ERCOT     IO    IO          Deskside Standardization Phase 3    60097_03     Execution K. Meinen                       1 - Critical    6                                                                        <$50k       $3M-$4M




ERCOT     IO    IO          Deskside Standardization Phase 4    60097_04     Planning    K. Meinen                     1 - Critical    6                                                                     $100k-$250k    $4M-$5M




ERCOT     IO    IO          EMMS Hardware Replacement           60104_01     Execution K. Meinen                       1 - Critical   6.5                                                       $500k-$1M    $250k-$500k    $4M-$5M
         Comm Prog Source                                                       Current     Project       2008         2008     2007         2007    2006                2008 Budget   2008 Running   2006 Budget     2007 Budget   2007 Running Priority    2005
Source                                    Project                 Project No.                                                                                2006 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                                        Status      Manager      Priority      Rank    Priority      Rank   Priority               Range          Range          Range           Range         Range     Approval   Priority




                            Nodal Infrastructure (replaced TCC
ERCOT     IO    IO          Virtualization, Unix H/W EOL, and     6CC01_01      Execution                                     1 - Critical   7.5                                                      $           -      >$3M       $12M-$15M
                            Tools for ILM)




ERCOT     CO    CO          CyberSecurity Project #14             70012_01      Execution    J. Lee                           1 - Critical    5                                                                       $250k-$500k   $12M-$15M



                            ERCOT Private OC-3 Microwave
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                 70037_01     Execution    J. Lee                           1 - Critical   9.5                                                      $           -   $250k-$500k   $12M-$15M
                            System Retirement



ERCOT     IO    IO          Enhance Digital Certificate Program    60013_01     Planning    R. Smith                          1 - Critical   10.5    1.1a       17                                        <$50k       $100k-$250k   $12M-$15M                 2.2




ERCOT     IO    IO          Minor Capital - 2007                    099907      Execution    Kassel                           1 - Critical    12                                                      $           -    $1M-$3M      $15M-$20M




                            Tellabs Digital Cross-Connect
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                 70030_01     Execution   Meinen                            1 - Critical   13.5               15                                    $           -   $500k-$1M     $15M-$20M
                            System Replacement




ERCOT     IO    IO          Spectel Hotline System Replacement     70031_01      Closed      J. Lee                           1 - Critical    14                                                      $           -   $500k-$1M     $15M-$20M


                            EIS ETL Toll Procurement and
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                 70050_01     Execution    H. Day                           1 - Critical   14.5                                                                     $250k-$500k   $15M-$20M
                            Implementation


ERCOT     IO    IO          SAN Hardening                          70049_01     Execution   J. Kassel                         1-Critical     15.5                                                                     $500k-$1M     $15M-$20M

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


                            SLA and OpenView Integration
ERCOT     IO    IO                                                   New                                1 - Critical    1                                                 $500k-$1M       <$1M                                      $15M-$20M
                            Monitoring Modules
         Comm Prog Source                                                   Current     Project     2008         2008    2007      2007    2006                2008 Budget   2008 Running   2006 Budget   2007 Budget   2007 Running Priority    2005
Source                                      Project          Project No.                                                                           2006 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                                    Status      Manager    Priority      Rank   Priority   Rank   Priority               Range          Range          Range         Range         Range     Approval   Priority
                            Additional Production SAN
ERCOT     IO    IO                                              New                               1 - Critical    2                                            $250k-$500k      <$1M                       $1M-$3M        >$20M
                            Capacity - 1st 1/2 of 2008

ERCOT     IO    IO          WAN Refresh                         New                               1 - Critical    3                                             $500k-$1M     $1M-$2M                                     >$20M


ERCOT     IO    IO          Minor Capital - 2008                New                               1 - Critical    4                                              $1M-$3M      $3M-$4M                                     >$20M


ERCOT     IO    IO          Blade Refresh                       New                               1 - Critical    5                                             $500k-$1M      $3M-$4M                     $1M-$3M        >$20M

                            Additional SAN Capacity for
ERCOT     IO    IO                                              New                               1 - Critical    6                                             $1M-$3M       $5M-$6M                                     >$20M
                            Projects- 1st 1/2 of 2008

ERCOT     IO    IO          PIX Firewall Replacement            New                               1 - Critical    7                                            $100k-$250k    $5M-$6M                                     >$20M


ERCOT     IO    IO          Network Switch Refresh              New                               1 - Critical    8                                            $250k-$500k    $6M-$7M                                     >$20M




ERCOT     IO    IO          CISCO ONS Expansion                 New                               1 - Critical    9                                            $100k-$250k    $6M-$7M                                     >$20M



ERCOT     IO    IO          Enterprise Visibility               New                               1 - Critical    10                                            $500k-$1M     $6M-$7M                                     >$20M

BELOW THIS LINE - Projects that are not currently funded in 2008
                            Additional Production SAN
ERCOT     IO    IO                                           Unassigned    Below Line              2 - High       11                                             $1M-$3M      $8M-$9M                                     >$20M
                            Capacity - 2nd 1/2 of 2008
                                                                                                     3-
ERCOT     IO    IO          ERCOT Wireless Solution          Unassigned    Below Line             High/Medi       12                                           $100k-$250k    $8M-$9M                                     >$20M
                                                                                                     um
                                                                                                     3-
ERCOT     IO    IO          Office 2007 Installation         Unassigned    Below Line             High/Medi       13                                           $250k-$500k    $9M-$10M                                    >$20M
                                                                                                     um
                                                                                                     3-
ERCOT     IO    IO          I.E. 7 Installation              Unassigned    Below Line             High/Medi       14                                           $250k-$500k    $9M-$10M                                    >$20M
                                                                                                     um
                                                                                                     3-
                            Powderhorn Tape Library
ERCOT     IO    IO                                           Unassigned    Below Line             High/Medi       16                                            $500k-$1M    $10M-$12M                                    >$20M
                            Replacement
                                                                                                     um

                                                                                                   3-
ERCOT     IO    IO          Console Operations Area           60057_01     Below Line   Rushing High/Medi         17    2 - High    15      2.1      118        $500k-$1M    $10M-$12M      $        -     $1M-$3M        >$20M
                                                                                                   um

                                                                                                     3-
ERCOT     IO    IO          Exchange 2007 Installation       Unassigned    Below Line             High/Medi       18                                           $250k-$500k   $10M-$12M                                    >$20M
                                                                                                     um

                                                                                                     9-
                            Software Standardization (non-
ERCOT     IO    IO                                              New        Below Line    Shing     Parking              2 - High    16                                       $10M-$12M      $        -    $250k-$500k     >$20M
                            Nodal)
                                                                                                     Lot
         Comm Prog Source                                                      Current     Project    2008      2008    2007        2007    2006                2008 Budget   2008 Running   2006 Budget   2007 Budget   2007 Running Priority    2005
Source                                    Project               Project No.                                                                         2006 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                                       Status      Manager   Priority   Rank   Priority     Rank   Priority               Range          Range          Range         Range         Range     Approval   Priority

                                                                                                       9-
ERCOT     IO    IO          WAN GTM                                New        Below Line    Lowe     Parking           2 - High      17                                       $10M-$12M      $        -    $100k-$250k     >$20M
                                                                                                       Lot

                                                                                                       9-
ERCOT     IO    IO          TML Port to Unix                     50062_01     Below Line    Lane     Parking           2 - High      19      3.1      144                     $10M-$12M      $        -    $250k-$500k     >$20M                   2.1
                                                                                                       Lot
                                                                                                       9-
ERCOT     IO    IO          DB High Availability / Recovery        New        Below Line    Solari   Parking           2 - High      20                                       $10M-$12M      $        -    $500k-$1M       >$20M
                                                                                                       Lot


                                                                                                       9-
                                                                                                                       3 - High /
ERCOT     IO    IO          LDAP Implementation                    New        Below Line    Baxter   Parking                         21                                       $10M-$12M      $        -    $500k-$1M       >$20M
                                                                                                                       Medium
                                                                                                       Lot



                                                                                                       9-
                                                                                                                       3 - High /
ERCOT     IO    IO          DR Test                                New        Below Line    Shing    Parking                         22                                       $10M-$12M      $        -    $500k-$1M       >$20M
                                                                                                                       Medium
                                                                                                       Lot
                                                                                                       9-
                            Firewall Modules Between Internal                                                            4-
ERCOT     IO    IO                                               60019_01     Below Line    Lowe     Parking                         25      1.1       38                     $10M-$12M      $        -    $100k-$250k     >$20M
                            Subnets                                                                                    Medium
                                                                                                       Lot

                                                                                                       9-
ERCOT     IO    IO          Switch Consolidation                 60047_01     Below Line   Network   Parking           4-Medium     26.5     1.3       98                     $10M-$12M      $        -    $250k-$500k     >$20M
                                                                                                       Lot


                                                                                                       9-
ERCOT     IO    IO          Cisco NAC Appliances                 70028_01     Below Line   Network   Parking           4-Medium     27.5                                      $10M-$12M      $        -    $250k-$500k     >$20M
                                                                                                       Lot
     Merged 2007/2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects
                                   2005   CBA
                 Project                              Net Benefit                 Summary Description                                                  Benefit Summary
                                   Rank   Score


                                                                      Transition reporting to the EDW Lodestar/EMMS          Reduction of support costs of over 50% (10 hours per day to 4 hours per
EDW EMMS Decommission               39     29     $          81,000
                                                                      ODS.                                                   day)




                                                                     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
Enterprise Service Management              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

                                                                    This project aims to achieve three primary objectives.
                                                                    These objectives are:
                                                                    1. Increase reliability of the published Citrix          - Increase user productivity
                                                                    applications for ERCOT, the PUC, and Market              - Lower administrative costs
Citrix Rebuild                             18     $         790,000 Participants.                                            - Reduce licensing costs
                                                                    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
                                                                                                                             Free up data center space, be able to scale to meet growing operations
                                                                      backup and restore needs, with offsite archiving and
Virtual Tape Backup                        26     $       7,700,000
                                                                      retrieval capability and retire Powderhorn Tape
                                                                                                                             backup and restore needs, eliminate un-encrypted ERCOT data on tape,
                                                                                                                             and eliminate future tape cartridge failure risks and costs.
                                                                      Library 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
Deskside Standardization                   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.
                                                                    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
Deskside Standardization Phase 2           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.
                                                                    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
Deskside Standardization Phase 3           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.
                                                                    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
Deskside Standardization Phase 4           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.

EMMS Hardware Replacement
                                           2005   CBA
                   Project                                    Net Benefit                  Summary Description                                                   Benefit Summary
                                           Rank   Score
                                                                                                                                      TCC Data Center Virtualization : Addressing power and cooling limitations
                                                                            TCC Data Center Virtualization : There is a need to       will allow ERCOT to continue to effectively support ongoing operations and
                                                                            expand the Taylor Data Center in order to maintain        additional capital projecte requirements
                                                                            the necessary redundant capacities and provide for        UNIX Hardware EOL : Hardware is end of life and will need to be replaced
                                                                            continued increases in storage requirements.              anyway. Oracle License savings of $10K savings per CPU for dual core.
                                                                            UNIX Hardware EOL : Replacement of End of Life            Oracle License savings $40K for web based per CPU. HP's roadmap
                                                                            (EOL) PA RISC and Solaris systems with new                indicates that HPUX ver3 will be released in December of 2006. This new
     Nodal Infrastructure (replaced TCC                                     equipment. Systems will be assessed for replacement version of the OS will no longer support PA RISC systems. Due to this fact,
     Virtualization, Unix H/W EOL, and             21     $       5,800,000 and determine what hardware and OS platform would the PA RISC systems will need to be changed out in the next year to insure
     Tools for ILM)                                                         be best to use for their functionality. High Availability we are in line with supported hardware.
                                                                            options will also be assessed as part of this project     Tools and Strategy for ILM: : Due to Nodal Project accelerated growth, as
                                                                            Tools and Strategy for ILM: Develop strategy for          well as power, cooling, space, and personnel constraints, a proven strategy
                                                                            Information lifecycle management to manage data in needs to be put in place to meet data growth and performance
                                                                            production databases. This will include Tier 2            requirements, while still meeting Protocols, SLAs, and budgetary
                                                                            Storage w/San Switches.                                   requirements. A Tier-1 storage for everything is not viable for this
                                                                                                                                      environment, and ERCOT must match costs to value of the information.

                                                                                                                                      The current model for remote users of inexpensive PCs for home use,
                                                                                                                                      connected to desktop systems and laptop for mobile users provides neither
                                                                            Provide remote ERCOT employees with secure
                                                                                                                                      functionality nor security. This model also violates the NERC CIP
     CyberSecurity Project #14                     25     $       5,400,000 access to all systems necessary for their specific job
                                                                                                                                      Standards. A viable model for remote employee access to resources at both
                                                                            functions.
                                                                                                                                      Taylor and Austin consistent with the user's job function is necessary and
                                                                                                                                      this project is to provide such.

                                                                               ERCOT’s existing OC-3 Microwave System will be          ERCOT’s private OC-3 Microwave system is limited in capacity by the RF
     ERCOT Private OC-3 Microwave
                                                          $               -    retired provided that an alternative, comparably priced transmission. Continued growth and dependency on failover capabilities
     System Retirement                                                         redundant infrastructure is attainable.                 dictates alternative bandwidth solutions are needed.

                                                                            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
     Enhance Digital Certificate Program    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.

                                                                               Capital purchases over the course of the year: new
                                                                               desktop and laptop systems, SAN switch upgrades,
     Minor Capital - 2007                          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.


                                                                            Hardware for ERCOT’s current Tellabs systems have
                                                                                                                                      Provide for continued redundant WAN connectivity to ERCOT Market
                                                                            been manufacturer discontinued. This replacement is
     Tellabs Digital Cross-Connect                                                                                                    Participants. The Tellabs DCS is a mission critical equipment enabling
                                                   15     $       3,000,000 required to continue reliable operation and support of
                                                                                                                                      WAN connectivity, voice, communications, and EMMS_RTU
     System Replacement                                                     System Operations voice, RTU and data
                                                                                                                                      communications in support of ERCOT Grid Operations.
                                                                            communications on the ERCOT WAN.

                                                                               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
     Spectel Hotline System Replacement                   $               -    is costly, the system should be replaced with
                                                                                                                                     maintaining functionality to support Grid Operations.
                                                                               improved technologies providing better functionality
                                                                               and features.
                                                                               ETL Tool implementation for EIS project delivery for   Reduces system complexity, speeds development cycles, increases
     EIS ETL Toll Procurement and
                                                          $       5,460,000 Zonal EIS CDW customers, also forms the remaining development capacity, increases operational responsiveness, and
     Implementation                                                         for supporting Nodal EDW activities.                  standardizes processes.
                                                                            Acquire Storage Area Network Director Hardware and Provides SAN hardware redundancy to improve the reliability of ERCOT's
     SAN Hardening                                        $       6,200,000 Software to meet ERCOT’s Production Reliability and Production computing infrastructure.
                                                                            Capacity needs. Current SAN Director Hardware and
                                                                            Software is not providing reliability and capacity to
jects to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008

                                                                               Provide a single point of entry, manipulation and
                                                                               reporting for all problem and enhancement requests.
     SLA and OpenView Integration
                                                                               Eliminate     redundant    features   and  enhance
     Monitoring Modules                                                        functionality. Reduce overall cost of ownership and
                                                                               enhanced usability for user population.
                                      2005    CBA
                     Project                              Net Benefit                 Summary Description                                                    Benefit Summary
                                      Rank    Score
     Additional Production SAN                                            Acquire additional SAN Resources to meet ERCOT’s
     Capacity - 1st 1/2 of 2008                                           production requirements for the 1 st half of 2008

                                                                          Replace aging equipment with newer, faster, more
     WAN Refresh                                                          reliable equipment.

                                                                          Capital purchases over the course of the year: new
                                                                          desktop and laptop systems, SAN switch upgrades,
     Minor Capital - 2008                                                 voice recording system for Outage Coordinators, add'l
                                                                          Mercury Interactive licenses, etc.

                                                                          Purchase 400 IBM blades to replace existing blades
     Blade Refresh                                                        that are at end of life

     Additional SAN Capacity for                                          Acquire additional SAN Resources to meet ERCOT’s
     Projects- 1st 1/2 of 2008                                            project requirements for the 1 st half of 2008

                                                                          Replace existing Cisco PIX firewalls with Juniper
     PIX Firewall Replacement                                             NetScreen.

                                                                          Replace aging 10/100 network switching modules in
                                                                          datacenter with faster 10/100/1000 modules. Also
     Network Switch Refresh                                               replace end-of-life supervisor engines with faster and
                                                                          more feature-rich engines.


                                                                          ERCOT implemented private fiber optic services in
                                                                          2006 that provided improved interconnection between
     CISCO ONS Expansion                                                  Taylor and Austin. This project will expand the
                                                                          existing system and provide redundant facilities for
                                                                          remaining transport circuits.

                                                                          Licenses, design and deployment of end-to-end
     Enterprise Visibility                                                business process monitoring and analysis.

jects that are not currently funded in 2008
     Additional Production SAN                                            Acquire additional SAN Resources to meet ERCOT’s
     Capacity - 2nd 1/2 of 2008                                           production requirements for the 2nd half of 2008


     ERCOT Wireless Solution                                              Expand wireless offering for Guest and Corp services.



     Office 2007 Installation                                             Upgrade enterprise to MS Office 2007



     I.E. 7 Installation                                                  Upgrade enterprise to Internet Explorer 7


                                                                          Replace the Powderhorn Tape Library in TCC
     Powderhorn Tape Library
                                                                          purchased in 2002 with more efficient and lower cost
     Replacement                                                          backup/restore capabilities.
                                                                         Provide a permanent and suitable location for
                                                                         Console Operations. The build-out will provide a
                                                                         1500 sq.ft. location in the hardened area of TCC          This move will also allow for a reduction in the meantime to recovery for
     Console Operations Area                   25     $        (440,000)
                                                                         adjoining the Data Center. The objective is to design     server issues
                                                                         and construct a work area with the proper
                                                                         communcation


     Exchange 2007 Installation                                           Upgrade enterprise to MS Exchange 2007


                                                                          Reduce the number of technologies supported in            ERCOT’s web platform has a large number of technology components and
     Software Standardization (non-                                       ERCOT’s production web environment and register          versions. Supporting such a diverse environment is expensive to both the
                                               16     $     100,000,000
                                                                          the updated applications in a configuration              operations and development teams and it affects the quality of the solutions
     Nodal)
                                                                          management database (CMDB)                               ERCOT delivers. We have reached a p
                                    2005   CBA
              Project                                  Net Benefit                  Summary Description                                                     Benefit Summary
                                    Rank   Score
                                                                    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
WAN GTM                                     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
TML Port to Unix                     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
DB High Availability / Recovery             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
                                                                    systems. This solution must be able to integrate with
                                                                                                                                 Simplify overall user account management and create a centralized
LDAP Implementation                         18     $        540,000 our Windows Active Directory solution for all users
                                                                                                                                 repository for reporting and auditing purposes.
                                                                    within ERCOT. The expected final outcome of the
                                                                    project would be a centralized security and directory
                                                                    model for all ERCOT systems

                                                                        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
DR Test                                     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
Firewall Modules Between Internal                                                                                                and transparency of transactions/settlements related to date received from,
                                            28     $        (130,000) Envrionment. This will provide for a more secure and
                                                                                                                                 managed and delivered to the market; and supports the baseline
Subnets                                                                 segmented environment.
                                                                                                                                 architecture that delivers current servic
                                                                      The Network Group currently maintains several hubs
                                                                      and switches that can be consolidated in to a single
                                                                                                                               This will allow us to consolidate equipment, thereby reducing footprint,
Switch Consolidation                        16     $        (200,000) chassis switch. Provisioning will call for two in Austin
                                                                                                                               power requirements, management overhead, and network complexity.
                                                                      and two in Taylor. Most of these devices are obsolete
                                                                      and end-of-life.
                                                                      Install NAC appliances that will allow the Network,
                                                                      Security, and SE&A departments to create an
                                                                      authorization policy for machines accessing ERCOT
Cisco NAC Appliances                        20     $        (300,000)
                                                                      resources via VPN. This will allow us to verify patch
                                                                                                                                 Better accountability over systems accessing the network.
                                                                      level, anti-virus signature revision, security posture,
                                                                      etc…
MO Merged 2007/2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects
                                                                                                                                                              2008          2008                                  2007
         Comm Prog Source                                      Project   Current    Project     2008      2008     2007         2007    2006                                        2006 Budget 2007 Budget                Priority 2005              CBA
Source                                  Project                                                                                                 2006 Rank    Budget       Running                               Running                     2005 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                         No.     Status     Manager    Priority   Rank    Priority      Rank   Priority                                        Range       Range                  Approval Priority           Score
                                                                                                                                                             Range         Range                                 Range



                                                                                       J.                           0-
ERCOT     MO    MO          Maestro Replacement - Phase 2     50137_02 Execution                                                0.1      1.1       16                                  <$50k        <$50k        <$1M                1.1      31.7     22
                                                                                    Rasberry                     Carryover




                                                                                                                    0-
ERCOT     MO    MO          ERCOT.com Registered Access       60077_01 Execution K. Tanner                                      0.3      1.1      25.5                              $250k-$500k $100k-$250k      <$1M                2.1      72.5
                                                                                                                 Carryover



                            Enhancements to SCR727 -                                                                0-                                                                                                      TAC
Market   RMS    MO SCR740                                     50024_01   Closing    H. Day                                       1       1.0      0.05                               $500k-$1M    $100k-$250k    <$1M                1.2       33      15
                            Market Access                                                                        Carryover                                                                                                9/9/2004

                            Enhancements to SCR727 -                                                                0-                                                                                                      TAC
Market   RMS    MO SCR740                                     50024_02 Execution H. Parrish                                      2       1.0      0.05                              $250k-$500k $100k-$250k      <$1M                1.2       33      15
                            Market Enhancements                                                                  Carryover                                                                                                9/9/2004

                                                                                                                    0-
ERCOT     MO    MO          SCR 727 Phase II                  40007_01   Closed     H. Day                                       3       1.0      0.71                              $100k-$250k     <$50k        <$1M                1.1       13
                                                                                                                 Carryover

                                                                                                                    0-
ERCOT     MO    MO          EIS Lodestar Transition to ODS    50030_01   Closed     C. Ray                                       6       1.1       44                               $100k-$250k     <$50k        <$1M                1.2       39      29
                                                                                                                 Carryover
                                                                                       J.                           0-
ERCOT     MO    MO          Upgrade to Load Profiling SW      60090_01   Closed                                                 7.5     N/A       N/A                                               <$50k        <$1M                                  14
                                                                                    Rasberry                     Carryover

ERCOT     MO    MO          Collage Infrastructure Redesign   70038_01 Execution K. Tanner                       1 - Critical   8.5     N/A       N/A                                             $250k-$500k    <$1M                                  17

                          Modification of RPRS Under-
                                                                                       J.
Market   PRS    MO PRR666 Scheduled Capacity Charge           60087_01 Cancelled                                  2 - High       10                                                 $100k-$250k     <$50k       $1M-$2M                                16
                                                                                    Rasberry
                          Calculation


Market   COPS   MO SCR743 QSE Dispute Extract                 70002_01 Cancelled J. Rasberry                      2 - High       12     N/A       N/A                                             $50k-$100k    $1M-$2M                                19




ERCOT     MO    MO          MV90xi System Upgrade Project     70048_01 Execution T. Keney                         2 - High      12.5    N/A       N/A                                             $100k-$250k   $1M-$2M



ABOVE THIS LINE - Projects to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008
                                                                                                0-
                                                                                       J.                           0-
ERCOT     MO    MO          Lodestar 4.5 Upgrade              40066_04   Planning            Previously   0.1                    5       1.1       12       $100k-$250k    <$1M        <$50k      $250k-$500k   $1M-$2M              1.1       23      19
                                                                                    Rasberry                     Carryover
                                                                                             Approved
                                                                                                                                                            2008         2008                                  2007
         Comm Prog Source                                   Project    Current     Project     2008        2008    2007      2007    2006                                        2006 Budget 2007 Budget                Priority 2005              CBA
Source                                   Project                                                                                             2006 Rank     Budget      Running                               Running                     2005 Rank
          ittee Area Doc                                      No.      Status      Manager    Priority     Rank   Priority   Rank   Priority                                        Range       Range                  Approval Priority           Score
                                                                                                                                                           Range        Range                                 Range



                            Use of Lagged Dynamic
                                                                          Not                                       9-
                     PRR478 Samples for New Load Profiles &
Market   COPS   MO                                          40056_01   Started -              2 - High      1     Parking             3.3      150       $250k-$500k    <$1M                 $           -   $1M-$2M
                      PR385 DLC Implementation / Demand
                                                                         2008                                       Lot
                            Response for Settlement



                             COMS Extract, Report & Web                   Not
ERCOT     MO    MO           Services Monitoring & Usage     New       Started -              2 - High      2                                            $250k-$500k   $1M-$2M               $           -   $1M-$2M
                             Statistics                                  2008
                                                                          Not
                             ERCOT System Throughput for
ERCOT     MO    MO                                           New       Started -              2 - High      3                                            $100k-$250k   $1M-$2M               $           -   $1M-$2M
                             IDR (Advanced Metering)
                                                                         2008
BELOW THIS LINE - Projects that are not currently funded in 2008

                                                                                                                    9-
                                                                                             9 - Parking
ERCOT     MO    MO           EIS Reporting Tool II         60021_01 Below Line                                    Parking             1.1       46                     $1M-$2M    $1M-$3M    $250k-$500k     $1M-$2M                                24
                                                                                                 Lot
                                                                                                                    Lot

                                                                                                                    9-
                                                                                             9 - Parking                                                                                                                  BoD
Market   COPS   MO PRR577 TDSP Load Extract                50150_01 Below Line                                    Parking             1.2       56                     $1M-$2M      <$50k        <$50k       $1M-$2M               1.3     57.5     17
                                                                                                 Lot                                                                                                                   7/19/2005
                                                                                                                    Lot
7/2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects

                 Project               Net Benefit                             Summary Description                                                         Benefit Summary

                                                       This project will replace ERCOT’s current batch job scheduling software.
                                                       The current scheduling software, Maestro, experiences issues outlined
                                                       below:
                                                                                                                                    Increased efficiencies in script creation, testing and maintenance (6
                                                       • Maestro is currently not supported – Major upgrade required
     Maestro Replacement - Phase 2     $   380,000     • Maintenance cost expensive due to CPU Pricing Model
                                                                                                                                    hours per day); Change migration efficiency; Improved job
                                                                                                                                    scheduling capabilities
                                                       • Security Risk – passwords not encrypted
                                                       • Preventing upgrade of DBMS and Operating System
                                                       • Uses a Proprietary Database
                                                                                                                                    - Improve the site's architecture to match the architecture of the new
                                                                                                                                    ERCOT.com
                                                                                                                                    - Improve the navigation and usability of the site
     ERCOT.com Registered Access                                                                                                    - Enhance the site's look and feel
                                                                                                                                    - Overhaul the site's security access to comply with standards set by
                                                                                                                                    ERCOT's Security Dept.
                                                                                                                                    Currently, CRs do not receive usage rows from backdated LSE
                                                       This project will develop enhancements to existing daily ESIID Service       changes that add the CR as REP of Record. The modifications
     Enhancements to SCR727 -                          History and Usage Extracts which provide REPs, MREs, and TDSPs with          requested in SCR740 as detailed in the “Business Objectives”
                                       $ 3,500,000     ESIID-level data necessary to perform comparisons and determine data
     Market Access                                                                                                                  section below will facilitate an enhanced supply / reporting
                                                       discrepancies on data used for settlements.                                  capability of ESIID-level data to market participants for improved
                                                                                                                                    auditing capabilities.
     Enhancements to SCR727 -                          Subproject to provide market-requested enhancements to SCR727 data
                                       $ 3,500,000     extract
                                                                                                                                    See Benefit Summary for project 50024_01
     Market Enhancements
                                                       This project will implement the transition of the SCR727 ESIID Service       • Transition of full functionality of SCR727 extracts from the Data
                                                       History and Usage Extracts from the Data Archive to the Operational Data     Archive to the ODS/EDW
     SCR 727 Phase II                                  Store environment of the Enterprise Data Warehouse (ODS/EDW). Several        • Inclusion of a unique file load order number in the extract file
                                                       enhancements will also be developed within this project that will heighten   names which will identify the order in which SCR727 files should be
                                                       the usability of the extract data for market participants.                   loaded by the market participant (also included under PR-50024 – it
                                                                                                                                    will be determined in the planning phase under which project
                                                                                                                                    Reduction of support costs of over 50% (10 hours per day to 4
     EIS Lodestar Transition to ODS          68,000    Transition reporting to the EDW Lodestar/EMMS ODS.
                                                                                                                                    hours per day)
                                                                                                                                    1. Stay on the most recent load profiling software.
                                                       Upgrade the current load profiling software (ND Auto) with the latest
     Upgrade to Load Profiling SW      $   (200,000)   offering. ND Auto is being replaced by Metrix IDR.
                                                                                                                                    2. Have compatibility with Microsoft Oracle ODBC versions later
                                                                                                                                    than 8i.
                                                       Software that supports ERCOT.com deployments is taking too long to run
     Collage Infrastructure Redesign   $   600,000     through its process each night. This puts us at risk of not having current
                                                       information on the website.

     Modification of RPRS Under-                       Revises Section 6.9.2.1.1, Replacement Reserve Under Scheduled
                                                       Capacity, to charge a Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE) for ERCOT-wide
     Scheduled Capacity Charge         $   (300,000)   Replacement Reserve Service (RPRS) based on their net ERCOT-wide
                                                                                                                                    Reduced cost to procure RPRS for capacity sufficiency
     Calculation                                       position.

                                                                                                                                    Providing a daily Dispute Extract will allow QSE’s to manage their
                                                       Provide QSEs detailed information regarding all submitted settlement         disputes in a more timely fashion. Such an extract will contain the
     QSE Dispute Extract               $   660,000     disputes.                                                                    information fields listed below for all disputes whose Status or
                                                                                                                                    Resolution changed during the preceeding 24 hours.


                                                                                                                                Align current HW environment with ERCOT standard IT policies
                                                                                                                                Additional application functionality allowing for Market Participants
                                                       Perform replacement of non-standard hardware and upgrade of software for
                                                                                                                                to utilize latest metering technologies
     MV90xi System Upgrade Project $       (130,000)   ERCOT’s MV90xi system.
                                                                                                                                Ensure software compliance with vendor (Itron), and maintain future
                                                                                                                                application support



jects to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008
                                                       Maintain efficiency, and reliability of the LodeStar application to enable   Nightly processing speed improvement; improved data editing
     Lodestar 4.5 Upgrade                    26,000    ERCOT to meet Energy Aggregation and Billing & Settlements business          capabilities (0.5 hours per workday); enhanced querying capability
                                                       needs                                                                        for users (0.5 hours per workday)
                 Project               Net Benefit                            Summary Description                                                           Benefit Summary

                                                                                                                                     1.The time lag between approving a new profile and being able to
                                                                                                                                     settle ESI IDs using the new profile will be reduced.
                                                                                                                                     2. New profiles are expected to be subject to significant population
     Use of Lagged Dynamic                                                                                                           change as new ESI IDs are identified for inclusion in the profile;
                                                       This is a change to the method for creating Load Profiles allowing for the    lagged-dynamic samples will accommodate these changes more
     Samples for New Load Profiles &
                                                       use of lagged dynamic samples for new profiles adopted subsequent to          quickly, accurately and efficiently than is possible with adjusted
     DLC Implementation / Demand                       market open.                                                                  static models.
     Response for Settlement                                                                                                         3. Use of lagged dynamic samples will allow the market to audit ESI
                                                                                                                                     IDs being assigned to new profiles and will create an incentive for
                                                                                                                                     CRs using the profile to limit the inclusion of ESI IDs to those
                                                                                                                                     appropriate to the profile.
     COMS Extract, Report & Web                        Provide research capabilities for Commercial Operations extract, report and
     Services Monitoring & Usage                       web services data for internal business users, which include monitoring
     Statistics                                        functionality and usage analysis capabilities.

     ERCOT System Throughput for                       Provide incremental increases in IDR processing capability for ERCOT
     IDR (Advanced Metering)                           systems.


jects that are not currently funded in 2008
                                                       Enable consistent and efficient reporting for the PUCT, ERCOT, and MPs.
                                                       Implementation of the reporting tool will enable users translate business     Market benefit: Create efficiencies in information retrieval (1 hour
     EIS Reporting Tool II                 2,400,000   questions into optimized queries. This project rolls out reporting            per workday savings for all Market Participants)
                                                       functionality and additional licensing from the framework project 50004.

                                                                                                                                     Possible fines associated with non-compliance = $100k. This
                                                       To receive aggregated TDSP Load data from ERCOT for the purposes of           number is estimated, and based on the assumption FERC may fine
     TDSP Load Extract                 $     47,000    accurately identifying TDSP system peaks required for FERC filings.           the TDSP for non-compliance considering the TDSP can not
                                                                                                                                     produce the data accurately.
                                                                                                                                2007 Project Prioritization - RO Projects
                                                                                                                                      PUCT, Market, and ERCOT                                                                                                     Working Draft
                                                                                                                                                                                                2008                                  2007
           Commit Prog Source                                                        Current     Project        2008                     2007         2007    2006              2008 Budget             2006 Budget   2007 Budget              Priority 2005 2005 CBA
Source                                         Project                 Project No.                                         2008 Rank                                  2006 Rank               Running                               Running                                      Net Benefit                          Summary Description
             tee  Area  Doc                                                          Status      Manager       Priority                 Priority      Rank   Priority             Range                    Range         Range                Approval Priority Rank Score
                                                                                                                                                                                               Range                                 Range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) project is comprised of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 series of sub-projects designed to implement a service-oriented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 architecture – a collection of services on a network that communicate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with one another, making it easier to integrate applications. Goals of
                                  Retail Business Processes                                                                               0-
ERCOT       RO      RO                                                 50121_07       Closed     H. Parrish                                           0.1     1.0a      0.08                             $1M-$3M      $100k-$250k    <$1M                             21     $      3,200,000    SOA:
                                  (SOA)                                                                                                Carryover                                                                                                                                                 o Replace SeeBeyond EAI technology with TIBCO;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 o Deploy SOA methodology/framework;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 o Deploy sufficient TIBCO licensing footprint to support ERCOT’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 future integration needs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This Phase will replace the following SeeBeyond components in the
                                  Endpoint Services - Phase II & III                                                                                                                                                                                                                             TIBCO EAI architecture:
ERCOT       RO      RO                                                 50121_08       Closed     H. Parrish                                n/a                1.0a      0.08                            $100k-$250k                  <$1M                             21     $      3,200,000    - Generate Invoice – Lodestar to Paperfree
                                  (SOA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 - ERCOT Read Load –– 867_03- Lodestar to Paperfree

                                ERCOT Outage Evaluation and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Identify market facing servers without redundancy. Implement new
                                                                                                                                          0-                                                                                                    BoD                                              code and hardware when possible to eliminate single points of failure.
 Market     RMS     RO   SCR745 Resolution (TDTWG)--Phases I           60006_01      Execution   H. Parrish                                           0.2     1.1        8                               $500k-$1M    $250k-$500k    <$1M                             24     $    25,000,000     This will include clustering market facing servers and implementing
                                                                                                                                       Carryover                                                                                              12/13/05
                                and II                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           code which will be able to switch from one system


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Certain circumstances may arise during the course of business in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Texas retail electric market that may necessitate the transition of ESI
Market /                          TX. SET 3.0, including Mass                                                                             0-
            RMS     RO   PRR660                                        40038_01       Closed     H. Parrish                                            1      1.2       54                              $250k-$500k     $1M-$3M     $1M-$2M              3.3   132    16     $      3,100,000    IDs from one CR to another or one TDSP to another in quantities and
PUCT                              Transition and T&C's                                                                                 Carryover                                                                                                                                                 on a time frame that is not completely supported by standard market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 transactions or business processes.



                                  Siebel Transition to EIS                                                                                0-                                                                                                                                                     Transition of Siebel reporting from Data Archive to Enterprise Data
ERCOT       RO      RO                                                 50059_01       Closed     H. Parrish                                            2      1.1       26                              $250k-$500k   $100k-$250k   $1M-$2M              2.1   72.5   23     $       450,000     Warehouse
                                                                                                                                       Carryover



                                                                                                                                          0-                                                                                                                                                     Transition of TCH reporting from Data Archive to Enterprise Data
ERCOT       RO      RO            EIF Transition to EIS                50060_01       Closing    H. Parrish                                            4      1.1       27                              $250k-$500k    $50k-$100k   $1M-$2M              2.1    72    23     $       740,000     Warehouse
                                                                                                                                       Carryover




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Create a process to compare Siebel to Lodestar account and
                                  MO SAS 70 Procedures                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           relationship data for both ESIIDs and Market Participants to ensure
ERCOT       RO      RO            Optimization (fka EIS Siebel to      70005_01      Execution    H. Day                                2 - High       7      N/A       N/A                                           $250k-$500k   $2M-$3M                           17     $       390,000     data synchronization on a daily and weekly basis. Create a subject
                                  Lodestar Comparison                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            area within the data model to provide a compressed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ESIIDSERVICEHIST based on filter criteria.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To add functionality on the ERCOT website for:
                                  Website Enhancements for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Calendar of dates/times for planned outages affecting retail.
Market      RMS     RO SCR748                                          70006_01      Execution   K. Tanner                              2 - High       8                                                              $250k-$500k   $2M-$3M                            6     $       760,000     • Unplanned Outage Alert with web message capability
                                  ERCOT Outages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Log of outages

ABOVE THIS LINE - Projects to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008
                         PUCT Performance Measures                                                               0-                                                                                                                                                                              Expected project needed to enhance reporting systems as a result of
                                                                                        Not
PUCT        RMS     RO   Project Reporting Requirements                60007_01                               Previously      0.1      1 - Critical   6.5     1.1        9       $500k-$1M     <$1M                     $1M-$3M     $3M-$4M                           18     $     (1,000,000)   T&Cs requirements effecting PUCT Performance Measures Project
                                                                                      Started                                                                                                                                                                                                    24462
                         24462 (changes to Project 24462)                                                     Approved
                                 Registration Data Model                                                         0-                                                                                                                                                                              Normalize type of data associated to business objects. Multiple
                                                                                                                                          0-
ERCOT       RO      RO           Enhancement (formerly ESIID           60015_01      Planning    H. Parrish   Previously      0.2                      3      1.1       23       $50k-$100k    <$1M                   $100k-$250k   $3M-$4M                           18     $       890,000     business objects are using the same tables which are growing large
                                                                                                                                       Carryover                                                                                                                                                 causing performance and scalability issues.
                                 Account Table Split)                                                         Approved
                                 Data Research and Reporting                                                     0-
                                                                                                                                          0-                                                                                                                                                     Transition of ETS reporting from Data Archive to Enterprise Data
ERCOT       RO      RO           (formerly ETS Transition to           50088_01      On Hold      H. Day      Previously      0.3                      5      1.1       29     $250k-$500k    $1M-$2M                  $500k-$1M    $4M-$5M              2.3   106    21     $      1,200,000    Warehouse
                                                                                                                                       Carryover
                                 EDW)                                                                         Approved

                                                                                                                 0-
                                  EDW EAI Transition (inc.                                                                                0-                                                                                                                                                     Transition of EAI reporting from Data Archive to Enterprise Data
ERCOT       RO      RO                                                 50061_01      On Hold      H. Day      Previously      0.4                      6      1.1       28      $100k-$250k   $1M-$2M                 $250k-$500k   $4M-$5M              2.1    72    23     $       740,000     Warehouse
                                  PaperFree & NAESB)                                                                                   Carryover
                                                                                                              Approved

                                Terms and Conditions                                                             0-
                         PRR672
Market      RMS     RO          requirements, not limited to           60008_01      Planning    H. Parrish   Previously      0.5       2 - High      8.5                      $250k-$500k    $1M-$2M                 $250k-$500k   $5M-$6M
                         PRR707
                                Texas SET changes                                                             Approved




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                                                                                                                                 2007 Project Prioritization - RO Projects
                                                                                                                                       PUCT, Market, and ERCOT                                                                                                   Working Draft
                                                                                                                                                                                              2008                                  2007
         Commit Prog Source                                                       Current     Project        2008                       2007        2007    2006              2008 Budget             2006 Budget   2007 Budget               Priority 2005 2005 CBA
Source                                       Project               Project No.                                            2008 Rank                                 2006 Rank               Running                               Running                                       Net Benefit                          Summary Description
           tee  Area  Doc                                                         Status      Manager       Priority                   Priority     Rank   Priority             Range                    Range         Range                 Approval Priority Rank Score
                                                                                                                                                                                             Range                                 Range
                                                                                                              0-
                                MarkeTrak Enhancements
Market    RMS     RO   SCR749                                      70007_01      Planning     H. Parrish   Previously        0.6       2 - High      9      N/A       N/A      $500k-$1M    $2M-$3M                 $500k-$1M     $6M-$7M                            16     $       740,000     Enhancements to the functionality of MarkeTrak
                                (Workflow & Reporting)
                                                                                                           Approved

                                                                                                              0-                                                                                                                                                                                Automate current exception reporting to monitor protocol compliance
                                Exception Reporting / Monitoring
ERCOT     RO      RO                                               70008_01 Below Line                     Previously        0.7       2 - High      10     N/A       N/A     $100k-$250k   $2M-$3M                 $250k-$500k   $6M-$7M                             9     $       400,000     for processing exceptions. Create new exception reports using new
                                Enhancements                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    data available from RBP and/or EDW projects.
                                                                                                           Approved
                                                                                                              0-
                                Systematic Exception                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Automate current exception processing to meet protocol. Create
ERCOT     RO      RO                                               70009_01 Below Line                     Previously        0.8       2 - High      11     N/A       N/A    $250k-$500k    $2M-$3M                 $500k-$1M     $7M-$8M                             8     $        40,000     reporting features after processing occurs.
                                Reprocessing Functionality
                                                                                                           Approved
                                                                                     Not
                                Advanced Metering - RMWG/TX
Market    RMS     RO                                                  New         Started -                1 - Critical      1                                                 $500k-$1M    $3M-$4M                               $7M-$8M
                                SET
                                                                                    2008
                                                                                     Not
Market    RMS     RO            Small Renewables - RMWG               New         Started -                1 - Critical      1                                                 $500k-$1M    $3M-$4M                               $7M-$8M
                                                                                    2008
                                                                                     Not
                                Enrollment Postcard Notification
ERCOT     RO      RO                                                  New         Started -                 2 - High         2                                                $100k-$250k   $3M-$4M                               $7M-$8M
                                Process
                                                                                    2008

                                                                                     Not                                                                                                                                                                                                        Change the Paper Free application system to log all ANSI records to
                                                                                                                                      3 - High /
ERCOT     RO      RO            EDI Transaction logging            60062_01       Started -                 2 - High         3                       17     2.2       128     $100k-$250k   $4M-$5M                 $100k-$250k   $7M-$8M                            14     $        75,000     TRLOG and to log all TXSET records to a new table which will better
                                                                                                                                       Medium                                                                                                                                                   support current and future business needs.
                                                                                    2008




                                                                                     Not
                                814 inbound XML rewrite                                                                               3 - High /                                                                                                                                                Re-Write of Inbound 814 XML maps to Increase Efficiency, Reliability
ERCOT     RO      RO                                               60043_01       Started -                 2 - High         4                       16     1.3       92      $100k-$250k   $4M-$5M                 $100k-$250k   $7M-$8M                            13     $       440,000     and Stability of ERCOT transaction data processing.
                                (impacts input from portal only)                                                                       Medium
                                                                                    2008




                                                                                     Not
                                Commercial Apps - Calendar                                                                            3 - High /
ERCOT     RO      RO                                               60033_01       Started -                 2 - High         5                       20     1.2       69     $250k-$500k    $4M-$5M                 $250k-$500k   $7M-$8M                            23     $       740,000     Develop single business calendar for use by all retail applications
                                Consolidation                                                                                          Medium
                                                                                    2008
                                                                                     Not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Change the Paper Free application system to utilize DUNS numbers as
ERCOT     RO      RO            Name to DUNS conversion            60059_01       Started -                 2 - High         6        4 - Medium     21     2.1       120     $100k-$250k   $4M-$5M                 $100k-$250k   $7M-$8M                            14     $        14,000     opposed to Market Participant company names.
                                                                                    2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Remove all of the MPDB.conf files in the MB/PF systems and
                                                                                     Not                                                                                                                                                                                                        consolidate all of the configurations into a single table. The complexity
ERCOT     RO      RO            MP configuration Table             60060_01       Started -                 2 - High         7        4 - Medium     22     2.1       122     $100k-$250k   $4M-$5M                 $100k-$250k   $8M-$9M                            18     $           (300)   of adding new MP to the system must be reduced in order to remove
                                                                                    2008                                                                                                                                                                                                        the number of errors that are encountered when adding / modifying MP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                information.
                                                                                     Not
ERCOT     RO      RO            MarkeTrak Phase 3                     New         Started -                 2 - High         8                                                $100k-$250k   $5M-$6M                               $8M-$9M
                                                                                    2008
                                                                                     Not
ERCOT     RO      RO            Retail Application Upgrades           New         Started -                 2 - High         9                                                 $1M-$3M      $6M-$7M                               $8M-$9M
                                                                                    2008
BELOW THIS LINE - Projects that are not currently funded in 2008

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Identify market facing servers without redundancy. Implement new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                code and hardware when possible to eliminate single points of failure.
                                ERCOT Outage Evaluation and                                                9 - Parking                9 - Parking                                                                                              BoD
Market    RMS     RO   SCR745                                      60006_02 Below Line                                                                      1.2       58.5                  $6M-$7M                  $1M-$3M      $9M-$10M                           24     $    25,000,000     This will include clustering market facing servers and implementing
                                Resolution (TDTWG)--Phase III                                                  Lot                        Lot                                                                                                12/13/05                                           code which will be able to switch from one system to the other without
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                an outage. This project may be addressed in SCR-745

                                Create Retail XML Transaction
                                                                                                           9 - Parking                9 - Parking
ERCOT     RO      RO            Format to MPs - set the national   60065_01 Below Line                                                                      2.3       134                   $6M-$7M                 $250k-$500k   $9M-$10M                                  $             -
                                                                                                               Lot                        Lot
                                standard
                                                                                                           9 - Parking
ERCOT     RO      RO            NAESB Failover - TDTWG                New        Below Line                                                                                                 $6M-$7M                               $9M-$10M
                                                                                                               Lot




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                                                      2007 Project Prioritization - RO Projects
                                                            PUCT, Market, and ERCOT                                                                                                          Working Draft
                                                      Commit Prog Source
                                           Source                                        Project                 Project No.                    Benefit Summary
                                                        tee  Area  Doc



                                                                                                                               Expected efficiency gain of 32% on current application
                                                                            Retail Business Processes                          interface development time. Reduced need for data center
                                           ERCOT       RO     RO                                                 50121_07      expansion due to consolidation of application interface
                                                                            (SOA)
                                                                                                                               activities in a common architecture.




                                                                            Endpoint Services - Phase II & III
                                           ERCOT       RO     RO                                                 50121_08      Support SOA goal of retiring SeeBeyond
                                                                            (SOA)


                                                                          ERCOT Outage Evaluation and                          Savings based on cost estimates of data cleanup due to
                                            Market     RMS    RO   SCR745 Resolution (TDTWG)--Phases I           60006_01      outages: 4 large incidents per year at $25k each; 20 small
                                                                          and II                                               incidents per year at $5k each.




                                           Market /                         TX. SET 3.0, including Mass                        Estimated savings of $100k per year per TDSP and $100k
                                                       RMS    RO   PRR660                                        40038_01      per year per POLR CR.
                                           PUCT                             Transition and T&C's


                                                                                                                               Fewer ad hoc data requests (4 hours per workday), less
                                                                            Siebel Transition to EIS                           production support of data archive (4 hours per workday),
                                           ERCOT       RO     RO                                                 50059_01      improved daily research of Siebel service order changes (8
                                                                                                                               hours per workday)

                                                                                                                               Fewer ad hoc data requests (4 hours per workday), less
                                                                                                                               production support of data archive (4 hours per workday),
                                           ERCOT       RO     RO            EIF Transition to EIS                50060_01      improved daily research of Siebel service order changes (8
                                                                                                                               hours per workday)


                                                                                                                               Creating the data comparison processes within EIS will
                                                                                                                               allow:
                                                                                                                               1. Decommissioning of the dev, PTEST, ITEST &
                                                                            MO SAS 70 Procedures                               production P2BT01 databases
                                           ERCOT       RO     RO            Optimization (fka EIS Siebel to      70005_01      2. Elimination of manual notification process between RCC
                                                                            Lodestar Comparison                                & CODIA
                                                                                                                               3. Ability to completely synchronize the Siebel and
                                                                                                                               Lodestar systems on a daily basis versus weekly
                                                                                                                               4. Ability to run data integrity checks on a regular basis


                                                                                                                               Provide Market Participants information regarding system
                                                                            Website Enhancements for
                                           Market      RMS    RO SCR748                                          70006_01      outages and allow the ability to monitor the status of
                                                                            ERCOT Outages                                      outages.

                                           ABOVE THIS LINE - Projects to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008
                                                                   PUCT Performance Measures
                                           PUCT        RMS    RO   Project Reporting Requirements                60007_01      TBD
                                                                   24462 (changes to Project 24462)
                                                                           Registration Data Model                             Increased efficiences in development and integration time
                                           ERCOT       RO     RO           Enhancement (formerly ESIID           60015_01      as well as end user interaction (approximately 12 hours per
                                                                           Account Table Split)                                day)

                                                                           Data Research and Reporting                         Improved reporting and analysis efficiency (7 hours per
                                           ERCOT       RO     RO           (formerly ETS Transition to           50088_01      workday); Improved development efficiencies (16 hours per
                                                                           EDW)                                                workday)

                                                                                                                               Fewer ad hoc data requests (4 hours per workday), less
                                                                            EDW EAI Transition (inc.                           production support of data archive (4 hours per workday),
                                           ERCOT       RO     RO                                                 50061_01      improved daily research of Siebel service order changes (8
                                                                            PaperFree & NAESB)
                                                                                                                               hours per workday)


                                                                          Terms and Conditions
                                                                   PRR672
                                           Market      RMS    RO          requirements, not limited to           60008_01
                                                                   PRR707
                                                                          Texas SET changes




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                                                    2007 Project Prioritization - RO Projects
                                                          PUCT, Market, and ERCOT                                                                                                         Working Draft
                                                    Commit Prog Source
                                           Source                                      Project               Project No.                     Benefit Summary
                                                      tee  Area  Doc

                                                                                                                           Reduce manual workarounds for efficient use of Retail
                                                                          MarkeTrak Enhancements                           Customer Choice resources, improve reporting capabilities,
                                           Market    RMS    RO   SCR749                                      70007_01      enhance workflows and improve validations for ERCOT
                                                                          (Workflow & Reporting)
                                                                                                                           and Market Participants.

                                                                                                                           Exception reporting in Retail Customer Choice has been
                                                                          Exception Reporting / Monitoring                 very manual. There are protocol requirements that may
                                           ERCOT     RO     RO                                               70008_01      not be met due to the lack of logging after the processing
                                                                          Enhancements
                                                                                                                           occurs.
                                                                                                                           Exception processing in Retail Customer Choice has been
                                                                          Systematic Exception
                                           ERCOT     RO     RO                                               70009_01      very manual. There are protocol requirements that may
                                                                          Reprocessing Functionality                       not be met due to the manual efforts.

                                                                          Advanced Metering - RMWG/TX
                                           Market    RMS    RO                                                  New
                                                                          SET


                                           Market    RMS    RO            Small Renewables - RMWG               New


                                                                          Enrollment Postcard Notification
                                           ERCOT     RO     RO                                                  New
                                                                          Process

                                                                                                                           Improve performance and accessibility of data. The
                                                                                                                           suggested changes in the logging details will allow users to
                                           ERCOT     RO     RO            EDI Transaction logging            60062_01      access the data without needing a cross-reference sheet
                                                                                                                           telling them what the columns are in TRLOG and what data
                                                                                                                           (per transaction type) is being logged to them.


                                                                                                                           Our experience with splitting the inbound 814 X12 maps
                                                                                                                           has shown that reducing the complexity of the map (by
                                                                                                                           implementing clean flowing logic) can reap significant
                                                                                                                           performance gains. The time to analyze and correct any
                                                                          814 inbound XML rewrite
                                           ERCOT     RO     RO                                               60043_01      logic errors has been decreased by as much as 10 times
                                                                          (impacts input from portal only)                 the original completion times with the original logic. In
                                                                                                                           addition the overall number of defects that are/were
                                                                                                                           created from attempts to correct logic or implement
                                                                                                                           enhancements has also been greatly reduced.

                                                                                                                           Reduced rework for both market and ERCOT by
                                                                          Commercial Apps - Calendar                       eliminating possibility of out of sync conditions between
                                           ERCOT     RO     RO                                               60033_01      multiple business calendars (50 hours per year of data
                                                                          Consolidation
                                                                                                                           repair activity for CRs and TDSPs)


                                           ERCOT     RO     RO            Name to DUNS conversion            60059_01      Consistent naming standards within Paperfree system.



                                                                                                                           The complexity of adding new MP to the system must be
                                           ERCOT     RO     RO            MP configuration Table             60060_01      reduced in order to remove the number of errors that are
                                                                                                                           encountered when adding / modifying MP information.



                                           ERCOT     RO     RO            MarkeTrak Phase 3                     New


                                           ERCOT     RO     RO            Retail Application Upgrades           New

                                           BELOW THIS LINE - Projects that are not currently funded in 2008

                                                                                                                           Savings based on cost estimates of data cleanup due to
                                                                          ERCOT Outage Evaluation and
                                           Market    RMS    RO   SCR745                                      60006_02      outages: 4 large incidents per year at $25k each; 20 small
                                                                          Resolution (TDTWG)--Phase III                    incidents per year at $5k each.


                                                                          Create Retail XML Transaction
                                           ERCOT     RO     RO            Format to MPs - set the national   60065_01
                                                                          standard
                                           ERCOT     RO     RO            NAESB Failover - TDTWG                New




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                                                                                       Merged 2007/2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects
                                                                                                                                                                      2008      2008     2006       2007         2007
         Comm     Prog   Source                                        Project    Current   Project       2008      2008    2007       2007    2006                                                                        Priority
Source                                          Project                                                                                                  2006 Rank   Budget   Running   Budget     Budget      Running                  2005 Priority 2005 Rank
          ittee   Area    Doc                                            No.      Status    Manager      Priority   Rank   Priority    Rank   Priority                                                                    Approval
                                                                                                                                                                     Range     Range    Range      Range        Range


                                  CSC Thermal & Volt Limits                                                                   0-                                                        $100k-
ERCOT     SO      SO                                                    30084     Execution M. Belcher                                 0.1     1.0a        0.11                                     <$50k       <$1M                        1.1          21
                                  Calculations/Posting                                                                     Carryover                                                    $250k




                                                                                                                              0-                                                        $100k-
PUCT      SO      SO              EDW EMMS Extracts                     50005      Closed   M. Belcher                                 0.2     1.0a        0.17                                     <$50k       <$1M                        1.1          5
                                                                                                                           Carryover                                                    $250k



                                  Improve Reliability of Frequency                                                            0-
ERCOT     SO      SO                                                   50021_01    Closed   M. Belcher                                 0.3     1.0b        0.82                          <$50k      <$50k       <$1M                        1.1          30
                                  Input to AGC                                                                             Carryover



                                  Increase Number of Seats for Study                         Theresa                          0-                                                         $50k-
PUCT      SO      SO                                                   60002_01    Closed                                              0.4      1.1          3                                      <$50k       <$1M
                                  Market Clearing Engines                                    Moody                         Carryover                                                     $100k



                                                                                                                              0-                                                        $250k-
Market   WMS      SO     SCR747 Market Operation Support Rel. 1        60080_01    Closed     Pulcini                                  0.5      1.1        9.25                                     <$50k       <$1M     BoD 12/13/05
                                                                                                                           Carryover                                                    $500k



                                                                                                                              0-                                                        $500k-
ERCOT     SO      SO              DC Tie Automation                    50134_01    Closed     Pulcini                                  0.6      1.1         14                                    $50k-$100k    <$1M                        1.1          29
                                                                                                                           Carryover                                                     $1M




                                  Breaker to Breaker One                                                                      0-                                                        $250k-
ERCOT     SO      SO                                                   50083_01    Closed     Pulcini                                  0.7      1.1        14.5                                     <$50k       <$1M                        2.2          97
                                  Lines/System Map                                                                         Carryover                                                    $500k




                                  Enhancements to MOMS Study                                                                  0-
PUCT      SO      SO                                                   50003_01    Closed     Pulcini                                   1      1.0a        0.02                         $1M-$3M   $50k-$100k    <$1M                        1.1          3
                                  Market Clearing Engines                                                                  Carryover




                                                                                                                              0-
ERCOT     SO      SO              OTS System                           40090_02    Closed     Raina                                     2      1.0a        0.10                         $1M-$3M   $1M-$3M      $1M-$2M                      1.1          18
                                                                                                                           Carryover
                                                                                                                                                                          2008      2008     2006      2007         2007
          Comm     Prog   Source                                       Project    Current    Project       2008      2008     2007         2007    2006                                                                       Priority
Source                                           Project                                                                                                     2006 Rank   Budget   Running   Budget    Budget      Running                    2005 Priority 2005 Rank
           ittee   Area    Doc                                           No.      Status     Manager      Priority   Rank    Priority      Rank   Priority                                                                   Approval
                                                                                                                                                                         Range     Range    Range     Range        Range



                                   Mid Term Load Forecast                                                                      0-                                                           $100k-     $100k-
 ERCOT     SO      SO                                                  60084_01   Closing    M. Belcher                                     4       1.1          2                                                $1M-$2M
                                   Enhancements - Phase I                                                                   Carryover                                                       $250k      $250k




                                   EDW BI Foundation P2 - Repl                                                                 0-
 PUCT      SO      SO                                                  50001_03   On Hold      Lowe                                         6       1.1          1                           <$50k     <$50k      $1M-$2M                        1.1          1
                                   Reserves Market Ad-hoc Reporting                                                         Carryover


                                   EDW BI Foundation P2 - Ad-hoc                                                               0-
 PUCT      SO      SO                                                  50001_04   On Hold      Lowe                                         7       1.1          1                           <$50k     <$50k      $1M-$2M                        1.1          1
                                   Access to QSE Rpt Data                                                                   Carryover



                                   Dynamic Rating Data to TSP Using                                                            0-                                                           $50k-
 Market    ROS     SO     SCR746                                       60082_01 Execution M. Belcher                                        8       1.1         9.5                                  $50k-$100k   $1M-$2M    BoD 2/21/06
                                   ICCP Link                                                                                Carryover                                                       $100k



                                                                                  Not Yet
 PUCT      SO      SO     PRR697 Posting Requirement Changes           70036_01                Diaz                         1 - Critical   9.5                                                       $50k-$100k   $1M-$2M   PRS 2/22/07
                                                                                  Started
                                                                                              Theresa
  TRE      SO      SO              Governor Analysis Enhancements      50071_01 Execution                                   1 - Critical    13      1.2         81                                                $1M-$2M                        2.1          84
                                                                                              Moody
                                   Outage Coordination Statistical                            Theresa
  TRE      SO      SO                                                  50093_01 Cancelled                                   1 - Critical    14      2.1         109                                               $1M-$2M                        3.1         115
                                   Reports                                                    Moody
                                   Voltage/Reactive Compliance                                Theresa
  TRE      SO      SO                                                  50055_01   Planning                                  1 - Critical    16                                                                    $1M-$2M
                                   Management Database (50055)                                Moody
                                   Unit Testing-Electronic Submittal                          Theresa
  TRE      SO      SO                                                  50070_01 Execution                                   1 - Critical    17                                                                    $1M-$2M
                                   via Web (50070)                                            Moody
                                                                                                                                                                                                       $250k-
 ERCOT     SO      SO              Emergency Notification System       70029_01   Closing     Pulcini                       1 - Critical   17.2                                                                   $2M-$3M
                                                                                                                                                                                                       $500k


                                                                                                                                                                                                       $100k-
 PUCT      SO      SO              REC Program Modifications           70035_01 Execution M. Belcher                        1 - Critical   17.3                                                                   $2M-$3M
                                                                                                                                                                                                       $250k



                                   Topology Estimation System (Phase                                                                                                                        $100k-
 ERCOT     SO      SO                                                   50135     Closed     M. Belcher                         n/a                 1.1         19                                     <$50k      $2M-$3M                        1.2          41
                                   1)                                                                                                                                                       $250k



 Market    SO      SO     PRR525     SCE Performance and Monitoring     50130      Closed     Belcher                           n/a                 1.1         11                           <$50k     <$50k      $2M-$3M   BoD 04/19/2005       1.20        35.50


ABOVE THIS LINE - Projects to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008
                                                                                                                                                                         2008      2008     2006     2007         2007
          Comm     Prog   Source                                       Project     Current     Project     2008        2008    2007       2007    2006                                                                      Priority
Source                                           Project                                                                                                    2006 Rank   Budget   Running   Budget   Budget      Running                   2005 Priority 2005 Rank
           ittee   Area    Doc                                           No.       Status      Manager    Priority     Rank   Priority    Rank   Priority                                                                  Approval
                                                                                                                                                                        Range     Range    Range    Range        Range




                                   Mid Term Load Forecast                                                   0-                   0-
 ERCOT     SO      SO                                                  60084_02 Execution M. Belcher                   0.1                 4       1.1          2        <$50k    <$1M      <$50k   $500k-$1M   $2M-$3M
                                   Enhancements - Phase II                                               Carryover            Carryover




                                   Improvements to VSA/DSA - Phase                                          0-                   0-                                                                  $250k-
 ERCOT     SO      SO                                                  50029_01    Planning M. Belcher                 0.2                 5      1.0b        0.91       <$50k    <$1M      <$50k               $3M-$4M                       1.2          38
                                   II                                                                    Carryover            Carryover                                                              $500k


BELOW THIS LINE - Projects that are not currently funded in 2008

                                                                                                         9 - Parking                                                                                 $100k-
 Market    SO      SO     PRR675 Multiple Ramp Rates                     New      Below Line                                  2 - High    17.5                                    <$1M                          $3M-$4M    TAC 10/6/06
                                                                                                             Lot                                                                                     $250k



                                   Outage Sensitive Factor Screening                                     9 - Parking                                                                                 $100k-
 ERCOT     SO      SO                                                  30056_01 Below Line                                    2 - High     18      1.3         90                 <$1M                          $3M-$4M                       3.1         113
                                   Technique                                                                 Lot                                                                                     $250k


                                   Security Constrained Power Flow for
                                                                                                         9 - Parking                                                                                 $250k-
 ERCOT     SO      SO              Feasible Generation for Outage      50048_01 Below Line                                    2 - High     19      1.2         67                 <$1M                          $4M-$5M                       1.3          59
                                                                                                             Lot                                                                                     $500k
                                   Evaluation

                                                                                                         9 - Parking                                                                                 $100k-
 ERCOT     SO      SO              Operator Interface Enhancements     60018_01 Below Line                                    2 - High     20      1.1         34                 <$1M                          $4M-$5M
                                                                                                             Lot                                                                                     $250k



                                   EMMS Production Support Process
                                                                                                         9 - Parking                                                                                 $100k-
 ERCOT     SO      SO              Automation (Site Failover           50065_01 Below Line                                    2 - High     21      1.1         39                 <$1M                          $4M-$5M                       2.1          78
                                                                                                             Lot                                                                                     $250k
                                   Automation)



                                   EMS Archive Comparison Tool                                           9 - Parking                                                                                 $250k-
 ERCOT     SO      SO                                                  50039_01 Below Line                                    2 - High     22      1.1         53                 <$1M                          $4M-$5M                       1.2          49
                                   Phase II                                                                  Lot                                                                                     $500k



                                                                                                         9 - Parking                                                                                 $250k-
 PUCT              SO              MOMS Enhancements 2007                New      Below Line                                  2 - High     23                                     <$1M                          $4M-$5M
                                                                                                             Lot                                                                                     $500k



                                                                                                         9 - Parking
 Market   WMS      SO     PRR409 Voltage Support Service               30032_01 Below Line                                    2 - High     24      2.1         106                <$1M              $1M-$3M     $5M-$6M   BoD 9/21/2004       2.1          71
                                                                                                             Lot


                                                                                                         9 - Parking                                                                                 $100k-
 PUCT      SO      SO              EIS BI Foundations III              60001_01 Below Line                                    2 - High     25      1.1          2                 <$1M                          $6M-$7M
                                                                                                             Lot                                                                                     $250k
                                                                                                                                                                           2008      2008     2006     2007         2007
         Comm     Prog   Source                                       Project     Current     Project      2008        2008     2007        2007    2006                                                                       Priority
Source                                          Project                                                                                                       2006 Rank   Budget   Running   Budget   Budget      Running                    2005 Priority 2005 Rank
          ittee   Area    Doc                                           No.       Status      Manager     Priority     Rank    Priority     Rank   Priority                                                                   Approval
                                                                                                                                                                          Range     Range    Range    Range        Range


                                                                                                         9 - Parking          3 - High /
ERCOT     SO      SO              DC Tie Scheduling for South         50134_02 Below Line                                                    26      1.1        30.6                <$1M              $500k-$1M   $7M-$8M                        1.1          29
                                                                                                             Lot              Medium



                                                                                                         9 - Parking          3 - High /
ERCOT     SO      SO     PRR428 RMR Process Automation                40087_01 Below Line                                                    27      1.2         72                 <$1M              $500k-$1M   $8M-$9M   BoD 10/21/2003       1.2          45
                                                                                                             Lot              Medium


                                                                                                         9 - Parking             4-                                                                    $100k-
ERCOT     SO      SO              Automate AS Qualification Testing   30073_01 Below Line                                                    28      1.2         60                 <$1M                          $8M-$9M                        3.1         112
                                                                                                             Lot               Medium                                                                  $250k

                                                                                                         9 - Parking             4-                                                                    $100k-
ERCOT     SO      SO              ICCP Security Enhancements          60049_01 Below Line                                                    29      1.3         104                <$1M                          $8M-$9M
                                                                                                             Lot               Medium                                                                  $250k


                                  Enhancement to Market Analyst
                                                                                              Followup - 9 - Parking             4-
ERCOT     SO      SO              Interface for Ancillary Service     40082_01 Below Line                                                    30      2.2         127                <$1M                <$50k     $8M-$9M                        2.2          96
                                                                                                 Matt        Lot               Medium
                                  Schedule Monitoring


                                  EMMS Production Support Process
                                                                                                         9 - Parking             4-                                                                    $100k-
ERCOT     SO      SO              Automation (Database Load           50065_02 Below Line                                                    31      1.1         39                 <$1M                          $8M-$9M
                                                                                                             Lot               Medium                                                                  $250k
                                  Automation)




                                                                                  Not Yet
                                  Adjust SCE Performance Charge                                          9 - Parking          9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO      SO     PR673                                          New       Started -                                                          1.1         50                 <$1M      <$50k               $8M-$9M    TAC 10/6/06
                                  Scale Factor                                                               Lot                  Lot
                                                                                    2006




                                                                                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market    SO      SO     PRR558 Market Notice of LaaR Proration        50131     Below Line                                                         1.0b        0.90                <$1M                          $8M-$9M   BoD 04/19/2005       1.2         35.6
                                                                                                             Lot                  Lot




                                                                                  Not Yet
                                  Use of Synchronized Sampling in                                        9 - Parking          9 - Parking                                                    $100k-
ERCOT     SO      SO                                                  60095_01    Started -                                                          1.1         3.5                <$1M                          $8M-$9M
                                  Substations and System Wide                                                Lot                  Lot                                                        $250k
                                                                                    2006
                                                                                                                                                                           2008      2008     2006     2007      2007
         Comm     Prog   Source                                       Project   Current     Project        2008        2008     2007        2007    2006                                                                    Priority
Source                                         Project                                                                                                        2006 Rank   Budget   Running   Budget   Budget   Running                    2005 Priority 2005 Rank
          ittee   Area    Doc                                           No.     Status      Manager       Priority     Rank    Priority     Rank   Priority                                                                Approval
                                                                                                                                                                          Range     Range    Range    Range     Range

                                  Integrate Risk Based Transmission
                                                                                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO      SO              Reliability Analysis Tool into RT   60017_01 Below Line                                                            1.1         32                 <$1M                       $8M-$9M
                                                                                                             Lot                  Lot
                                  and Study Mode


                                                                                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO      SO              AVR Validation                       50016    On Hold     Blatchford                                               1.2        53.5                <$1M      <$50k            $8M-$9M                        1.1          27
                                                                                                             Lot                  Lot

                                                                                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     PRR590 Update Unit Telemetry Requirement     60024_01 Below Line                                                            1.2         57                 <$1M                       $8M-$9M   BoD 8/16/2005
                                                                                                             Lot                  Lot


                                                                                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO      SO              Voltage Scheduler                   40091_01 Below Line                                                            1.2         75                 <$1M                       $8M-$9M                        1.3          59
                                                                                                             Lot                  Lot



                                  Remodel Control Room Console                                           9 - Parking          9 - Parking
ERCOT     SO      SO                                                  50051_01 Below Line                                                            1.3         103                <$1M                       $8M-$9M                        1.3          62
                                  Configuration                                                              Lot                  Lot



                                                                                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     SCR720 Zone Forecast and Actual Generation 20126_01 Below Line                                                              2.2         124                <$1M                       $8M-$9M    TAC 8/8/2002        2.3         103
                                                                                                             Lot                  Lot



                                                                                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     SCR728 Display ERCOT Deployments             20126_02 Below Line                                                            2.2         125                <$1M                       $8M-$9M    TAC 8/8/2002        2.3         103
                                                                                                             Lot                  Lot



                                                                                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     PRR454 OOME Off-line                         30193_01 Below Line                                                            3.1         138                <$1M                       $8M-$9M   BOD 11/18/2003       3.1         110
                                                                                                             Lot                  Lot

                                                                                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     PIP112 DLC for BULs                          50108_01 Below Line                                                            3.3         152                <$1M                       $8M-$9M                        3.3         134
                                                                                                             Lot                  Lot

                                                                                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     PRR311 DLC to BUL Transition                 50108_02 Below Line                                                            3.3         153                <$1M                       $8M-$9M   BOD 5/21/2002        3.3         134
                                                                                                             Lot                  Lot

                                Changes for Implementation of                                            9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     PRR484                                      50108_03 Below Line                                                             3.3         154                <$1M                       $8M-$9M   BOD 2/17/2004        3.3         134
                                Direct Load Control (DLC)                                                    Lot                  Lot
                                Synchronous Condenser                                                    9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     PIP128                                      30034_01 Below Line                                                             3.3         155                <$1M                       $8M-$9M                        3.3         139
                                Compensation                                                                 Lot                  Lot
                                Block Bidding for Reserve Services -                                     9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     PIP210                                      50046_01 Below Line                                                             3.3         156                <$1M                       $8M-$9M                        1.3          56
                                Related to PRR496                                                            Lot                  Lot
                                                                                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     PRR307 Controllable Resources                30039_01 Below Line                                                            3.3         157                <$1M                       $8M-$9M   BOD 3/19/2002        3.3         140
                                                                                                             Lot                  Lot
                                                                                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     PRR355 BLT OOME                              30132_01 Below Line                                                            3.3         159                <$1M                       $8M-$9M   BOD 10/15/2002       3.3         137
                                                                                                             Lot                  Lot
                                                                                                         9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     SCR729 Unit Status Information               20126_03 Below Line                                                            3.3         160                <$1M                       $8M-$9M                        2.3         103
                                                                                                             Lot                  Lot
                                                                                                                                                                         2008      2008     2006     2007      2007
         Comm     Prog   Source                                        Project   Current     Project     2008        2008     2007        2007    2006                                                                    Priority
Source                                         Project                                                                                                      2006 Rank   Budget   Running   Budget   Budget   Running                    2005 Priority 2005 Rank
          ittee   Area    Doc                                            No.     Status      Manager    Priority     Rank    Priority     Rank   Priority                                                                Approval
                                                                                                                                                                        Range     Range    Range    Range     Range
                                  Include Hydro Units in Synchronous
                                                                                                       9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     SCR735 Condenser Mode in SPD RRS              50120_01 Below Line                                                         3.3         162                <$1M                       $8M-$9M    BOD 7/8/2004        1.3          57
                                                                                                           Lot                  Lot
                                  Allocation

                                Block Bidding and Deployment of
                                LaaRs providing Responsive Reserve                                     9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     PRR496                                    50046_02 Below Line                                                             3.3         163                <$1M                       $8M-$9M   BOD 5/18/2004        1.3          56
                                Service and Non-Spinning Reserve                                           Lot                  Lot
                                Service
                                Enhance LaaR/BUL Ability to
                                Participate in Balancing Energy Up
                                                                                                       9 - Parking          9 - Parking
Market   WMS      SO     PRR436 Service, Non-Spinning Reserve      30191_01 Below Line                                                             3.3         164                <$1M                       $8M-$9M   BOD 12/16/2003
                                                                                                           Lot                  Lot
                                Service, and Responsive Reserve
                                Service Markets
                                                    Merged 2007/2008 Project Prioritization - PUCT, Market and ERCOT Projects

                                     CBA
              Project                            Net Benefit                    Summary Description                                            Benefit Summary
                                     Score

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

                                                                                                                              The legacy Data Archive has design limitations that do
                                                                                                                              not enable ERCOT to capture all necessary business
                                                              Transition PUCT, ERCOT, and MP reporting to the EDW
EDW EMMS Extracts                     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

                                                                Add logic to the frequency monitoring system to compare
Improve Reliability of Frequency                                                                                              Improve the reliability of the Automatic Generation Control
                                      13     $        (50,000) frequency signals from multiple inputs to prevent the AGC
                                                                                                                              system by utilizing multiple frequency signal inputs.
Input to AGC                                                    system responding to bad (or lost) signals.

                                                                                                                          Help ensure ancillary services are available at reasonable
                                                               Increase the number of seats for the Study Market Clearing prices; deter illegal contact and anticompetitive behavior;
Increase Number of Seats for Study
                                      23     $       (220,000) Engines (used by the PUCT for market monitoring) from      help identify market power abuses and prevent their
Market Clearing Engines                                        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
                                                                                                                              Administration is triggered would lead to more accurate
Market Operation Support Rel. 1       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

                                                                To automate as much as possible the current manual
                                                                                                                          Reduction in current manual verification process for
                                                                processes that consume considerable ERCOT resources in
                                                                                                                          Backup Frequency Desk. Avoid manual work in
DC Tie Automation                     23     $        820,000 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 to
                                                                                                                          (dedicated Operations desk).
                                                                properly schedule transactions across

                                                               Provide graphical representation of system-wide
                                                               connectivity. Provide ability to view all or part of the       Compliance with 2005 NERC Readiness Audit which
Breaker to Breaker One                                         ERCOT system including powerflow. This project should          recommended that ERCOT add a visual wide-area display
                                      20     $       (130,000)
                                                               provide the operator the ability to navigate easily from one   to continually provide the operators with an overview of
Lines/System Map
                                                               station or substation to another in a one-line diagram         the entire ERCOT system.
                                                               format.

                                                                                                                    Help ensure ancillary services are available at reasonable
                                                               Implement enhancements to MOMS (Market Oversight and prices; deter illegal contact and anticompetitive behavior;
Enhancements to MOMS Study
                                      23     $       (280,000) Monitoring System) relating to Study Market Clearing help identify market power abuses and prevent their
Market Clearing Engines                                        Engines.                                             reoccurence; promote fair and competitive market
                                                                                                                    operations; help eliminate loophole


                                                                                                                              An OTS would improve the effectiveness of operators to
                                                                                                                              deal with the interaction between the grid and the ERCOT
                                                                This project will deliver an Operator Training Simulator      market and improve grid operation reliability and market
OTS System                            18     $      1,400,000 (OTS) for use in training System Operators to handle            efficiency. An OTS would allow training to occur prior to
                                                                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.
                                         CBA
                   Project                           Net Benefit                    Summary Description                                                Benefit Summary
                                         Score

                                                                  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
     Mid Term Load Forecast                                       provide ERCOT the ability to compare more than one                 Network with Regression will help improve the forecast as
                                          25     $        140,000
                                                                  forecast and give the flexibility to select from more than         well as mitigate risk by identifying converging or diverging
     Enhancements - Phase I
                                                                  one source. Phase I deliverables:                                  forecasts.
                                                                  - Secure alternate source(s) of forecast data (e.g. PRT)
                                                                  - Archive PRT Forecast data.

                                                                                                                                     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,
     EDW BI Foundation P2 - Repl
                                          27     $        (22,000) in place, to be created as part of EMMS Release 4)                thereby improving the consistency and accuracy of
     Reserves Market Ad-hoc Reporting                              Replacement Reserves Market                                       ERCOT reports. It will serve as the logical foundation for
                                                                                                                                     all extracting and reporting.
                                                                                                                                     The PUCT, along with various internal ERCOT teams,
                                                                     Creation of an ad-hoc method to access the same data
     EDW BI Foundation P2 - Ad-hoc                                                                                                   have a need to perform cross-system analysis to get a
                                          27     $         12,000 that’s in the Compliance team’s monthly QSE Down-
     Access to QSE Rpt Data                                                                                                          “big picture” view into how all the various market functions
                                                                     Balancing Compliance report.
                                                                                                                                     and processes inter-relate.

                                                                                                                                     This SCR aims to reduce network model errors. The
                                                                   The objective of this project is to provide transmission
                                                                                                                                     economic benefits, in terms of unnecessary congestion
                                                                   element dynamic rating data (in Megavolt Ampere (MVA))
     Dynamic Rating Data to TSP Using                                                                                                costs incurred due to erroneous limitations, depend upon
                                          10     $       (370,000) used by ERCOT to the Transmission Service Provider
                                                                                                                                     a number of factors including (1) how many errors exist;
     ICCP Link                                                     (TSP) of the facility through the Inter-Control Center
                                                                                                                                     (2) how many errors would be eliminated by this SCR;
                                                                   Protocol (ICCP) link.
                                                                                                                                     and (3) the congestion costs caused by the errors.


     Posting Requirement Changes
                                                                     Provides reporting and data analysis tools to assess
     Governor Analysis Enhancements       21     $        (78,000) ERCOT system-wide performance during disturbance
                                                                     events.

     Outage Coordination Statistical                                 Develop reports indicating outage statistics focused on         ERCOT Protocols and NERC require this information that
                                          20     $        (53,000)
                                                                     Compliance monitoring needs.                                    is currently not available.
     Reports
                                                                     Provides the ability to continuously monitor all generator      NERC and ERCOT standards require an archive
     Voltage/Reactive Compliance
                                                                     buses to verify if Generators are meeting their voltage         database for storing/reporting metrics related to
     Management Database (50055)                                     profile requirements.                                           voltage/reactive data for transmission.

     Unit Testing-Electronic Submittal
                                                                     Automates the generator unit test submittal process.
     via Web (50070)

     Emergency Notification System
                                                                  The REC (Renewable Energy Credits) Trading Program
                                                                  has been in operation almost six years and requires
     REC Program Modifications            26     $        142,714 upgrading to conform to ERCOT’s IT standards and
                                                                  security measures, and PUCT requirements mandated by
                                                                  Senate Bill 20.

                                                                     With this additional software application functionality added   Reduce congestion cost due to topology errors: 2
     Topology Estimation System (Phase                               to the SE environment the accuracy and reliability of the       incidents per year at $250k each; also, faster
                                          16     $      1,200,000
                                                                     SE solution will be improved leading to increased accuracy      identification of issues: 1 event per month identified 4
     1)
                                                                     of all downstream real-time sequence processes.                 hours earlier (100 MW * $30 *4 * 12 months)

                                                                     Provide real-time SCE Performance Monitoring and
                                                                                                                                     Savings estimate: 0.5% of ancillary service market (0.005
       SCE Performance and Monitoring    23.00   $      6,400,000 reporting capability for PRR525 that was approved by the
                                                                                                                                     * $500,000,000)
                                                                     ERCOT BOD.

ts to be completed in 2007 plus projects that are now projected to carry over to 2008
                                            CBA
                    Project                             Net Benefit                    Summary Description                                            Benefit Summary
                                            Score

                                                                     Phase II deliverables:
                                                                     - Upgrade AREVA Load Forecast from v2.2 to v2.5 of latter.
                                                                     - Integrate multiple sources of MTLF data into one
                                                                     application
      Mid Term Load Forecast
                                             25     $        140,000 - Allow Operators to select & choose the source of forecast See project 60084_01 Benefit Summary
      Enhancements - Phase II                                        data
                                                                     - Archive all Forecast data.
                                                                     - Provide the ability to view metrics & error statistics for all
                                                                     MTLF sources

                                                                        This project will address the upgrade of two important
      Improvements to VSA/DSA - Phase                                   software applications to the business users: 1) Open         Upgrades to OSI PI and OAG will bring us back to
                                             19     $       (270,000)
                                                                        Access Gateway applications upgrade; 2) 2. OSI-soft          versions supported by our vendors
      II
                                                                        Historian upgrade

cts that are not currently funded in 2008
                                                                        This PRR would revise Sections 4.5.2 and 6.5.2 to allow
                                                                                                                                   May increase the amount of Balancing Energy that is
                                                                        QSEs to submit a ramp rate curve to ERCOT that would be
      Multiple Ramp Rates                    18     $       (170,000)
                                                                        used to calculate an equivalent ramp rate for clearing the
                                                                                                                                   available for dispatch and may improve Schedule Control
                                                                                                                                   Error (SCE) performance.
                                                                        Balancing Energy Service (BES) market.

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

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

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

                                                                     This project will provide the following capabilities:
      EMMS Production Support Process                                Increased Automation of the current EMMS database load
                                                                     procedures.                                            Increase automation of tasks in EMMS Production
      Automation (Site Failover              17     $         25,000
                                                                     Increased Automation of the current EMMS Site Failover Support (0.5 FTE savings)
      Automation)                                                    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
      EMS Archive Comparison Tool
                                             16     $      1,000,000 deferred requirements are, The ability to compare fields on to modeling error - 2 incidents per year at a cost of
      Phase II                                                       multi-dimensional tables, The ability to compare fields on  $250,000 per incident
                                                                     records that have no key field,
                                                                        This Project would involve implementing some
                                                                        enhancements which have been identified as being
      MOMS Enhancements 2007                                            valuable for MOMS (Market Oversight and Monitoring
                                                                        System).
                                                                        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
      Voltage Support Service                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.
                                                                         Central project to handle miscellaneous enhancements
      EIS BI Foundations III                 25                         requested by the PUCT for changes to EDW extract and
                                                                        reporting applications.
                                    CBA
              Project                           Net Benefit                   Summary Description                                              Benefit Summary
                                    Score

                                                             To automate as much as possible the current manual
                                                                                                                            Reduction in current manual verification process for
                                                             processes that consume considerable ERCOT resources in
                                                                                                                            Backup Frequency Desk. Avoid manual work in
DC Tie Scheduling for South          23     $        820,000 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 to
                                                                                                                            (dedicated Operations desk).
                                                             properly schedule transactions across

                                                             The proposed functionality will automate the
                                                             Availability/Delivery plan interaction between ERCOT and
                                                                                                                            The objective of the proposed RMR Automation project is
RMR Process Automation               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

                                                               Add automation to the existing process of providing          Internal ERCOT benefit: Savings of 5 hours per workday
Automate AS Qualification Testing    16     $        130,000
                                                               Ancillary Service Qualification testing.                     of manual Ancillary Services qualification testing

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

                                                             Create and install a display in the Operations Market
Enhancement to Market Analyst                                Analyst Interface to display all QSE ancillary services
                                                                                                                      Operator can automatically identify the QSE, and contact
Interface for Ancillary Service      11     $          8,700 resources and obligations based on A/S requirements, A/S
                                                                                                                      QSE with A/S shortage to resolve.
Schedule Monitoring                                          schedules entered and A/S awards. This functionality is
                                                             needed to allow Operations to a

                                                             This project will provide the following capabilities:
EMMS Production Support Process                              • Increased Automation of the current EMMS database load
                                                             procedures                                               Enhanced efficiency and reporting of the database load
Automation (Database Load            17     $         92,000
                                                             • Increased Automation of the current EMMS site failover automation process.
Automation)                                                  procedures
                                                             • Monitoring processes and alarming

                                                                                                                            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
Adjust SCE Performance Charge                                 1. This PRR would modify the Scale Factor monthly based
                                     20     $        (25,000)
                                                              on ERCOT’s Control Performance Standard (CPS)-One
                                                                                                                            found that excessive primary frequency response leads to
Scale Factor                                                                                                                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.


                                                                                                                            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
                                                               Allow market participants to be notified when LaaRs
Market Notice of LaaR Proration                                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 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
Use of Synchronized Sampling in                                technology using the Synchronized Sampling of data from
                                     19     $      1,200,000
                                                               substations. Matching funds will also provided by the
                                                                                                                            ERCOT transmission system,
Substations and System Wide                                                                                                 • 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.
                                       CBA
              Project                              Net Benefit                     Summary Description                                                Benefit Summary
                                       Score

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

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

                                                                    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
Update Unit Telemetry Requirement                                   units in their portfolio. This addresses Potomac Economics       obligations, and provides additional data for historical
                                                                    Recommendation #14.                                              analysis of events.
                                                                 It is expected some of the framework developed for
                                                                 Security Constrained Power flow tool will be used in this
                                                                                                                               - Improves accuracy of voltage profiles
Voltage Scheduler                       11     $       (310,000) project. A tool is required to compute the set point voltages
                                                                                                                               - Reduces number of voltage violations
                                                                 for all generators in the ERCOT grid such that the post
                                                                 contingency voltages at the

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


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

                                                                    Display ERCOT total aggregated balancing energy
                                                                    deployment, total aggregated responsive deployment, total
Display ERCOT Deployments               17     $        (50,000)
                                                                    aggregated non-spin deployment, ERCOT SCE and
                                                                    ERCOT responsive reserve on the ERCOT public website

                                                                    When a generation unit receives an OOME instruction that
                                                                    would force it off-line, ERCOT must provide OOME
OOME Off-line                           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.


DLC for BULs                            n/a    n/a (3.x priority)

                                                                  Permits load control or load management programs
                                                                  involving small energy consumers (under 1 MW) to provide
DLC to BUL Transition                   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
Changes for Implementation of                                       The requested changes will facilitate and specify how DLC
                                        n/a    n/a (3.x priority)
                                                                    programs participate in the BUL market.
Direct Load Control (DLC)
Synchronous Condenser
                                        n/a    n/a (3.x priority)
Compensation
Block Bidding for Reserve Services -
                                        n/a    n/a (3.x priority)
Related to PRR496
                                                                    This revision defines Load which can provide Regulation
Controllable Resources                  n/a    n/a (3.x priority)
                                                                    Service.
                                                                    Allows availability of Block Load Transfers for OOME
BLT OOME                                n/a    n/a (3.x priority)
                                                                    deployment

Unit Status Information                 n/a    n/a (3.x priority)
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             Project                          Net Benefit                      Summary Description                                           Benefit Summary
                                     Score

Include Hydro Units in Synchronous                                                                                          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
Condenser Mode in SPD RRS             n/a    n/a (3.x priority) synchronous condensor mode in the Responsive Reserve
                                                                                                                            condenser mode, QSEs with hydro units must use manual
Allocation                                                      Service (RRS) allocation within SPD.
                                                                                                                            workarounds to avoid failure notifications.

Block Bidding and Deployment of
                                                                Include provisions for LaaRs to have the option to bid
LaaRs providing Responsive Reserve
                                      n/a    n/a (3.x priority) Responsive Reserve Service and Non-Spinning Reserve
Service and Non-Spinning Reserve                                Service as a block.
Service
Enhance LaaR/BUL Ability to
Participate in Balancing Energy Up                              This PRR would include the changes proposed by the
Service, Non-Spinning Reserve         n/a    n/a (3.x priority) Demand Side Working Group to clarify the role of Loads in
                                                                the Ancillary Service and BUL markets.
Service, and Responsive Reserve
Service Markets
                                                               2007/2008 Project Prioritization

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

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

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




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

in the initial Nodal release, this fact will be noticed to the market for
onsideration.
             9 - Parking Lot                      0         0            0         0            0            0            0
 Priority
            Summary Description   Benefit Summary
Approval
                                                       PPL Legend
Indicator                           Meaning                                             Other Definitions

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

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

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

Yellow shading   Next year priority, rank and budget



 Blue shading    Breakpoint between 2006 and 2007 PPLs



 Red shading     2007 cutline

								
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