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									                                                                                    2009 Initiatives by CART
        Merged    Revised                                            Original Budget        Revised Budget
CART                                 Project Name / Type                                                   Running Range                  Reforecast Comments                                  Candidate Projects / Additional Details
         Rank     Position                                                Range                 Range

                              Study for Advanced Metering Long
                 Continue As Term Solution of Settlement (fka                                                                                                                        Planned carryover for closing: Provide incremental increases in IDR
MO        1       Planned    ERCOT System Throughput for IDR
                                                                           <$50k                 <$50k               <$1M          PUC Study
                                                                                                                                                                                     processing capability for ERCOT systems.
                              (Advanced Metering)

                 Continue As Small Renewables/Distributed
 RO       2       Planned    Generation - RMWG
                                                                           <$50k                 <$50k               <$1M          Carryover for stabilization - iTEST constraints   Legislature / PUCT project

                                                                                                                                                                                     Develop a reliability assessment tool to evaluate the reliability risk level of
 SO       3          New      Reliability Assessment Tool            $              -        $100k-$250k             <$1M          Carryover-Production Migration                    wind penetration in a quantitative way using probabilistic methods. This
                                                                                                                                                                                     tool will assist system operators when maintaining adequate system
                              Large Wind Power Production Ramp                                                                     Carryover-Pre-Fat, FAT & migration to             Develop a large ramp forecast product and make it available for SO
 SO       4          New
                              Forecasting
                                                                     $              -        $100k-$250k             <$1M          production.                                       engineers and operators.
                                                                                                                                   Carryover - Constraints: iTEST, Bus., Dev.,
                 Continue As Advanced Metering - Mkt Changes for
 RO       5       Planned    PUCT 34610 (fka RMWG/TX SET)
                                                                         $250k-$500k         $250k-$500k             <$1M          system resource, market apporval of               PUCT Project
                                                                                                                                   requirements
                 Continue As MarkeTrak Enhancements (Workflow &                                                                    Carryover - Constraints: iTEST, Integration
 RO       6       Planned    Reporting)
                                                                         $50k-$100k          $50k-$100k              <$1M          resources
                                                                                                                                                                                     Planned Enhancements to the functionality of MarkeTrak per SCR749


 IO       7          New      Spectel Server Replacement             $              -           $500k-$1M         $1M-$2M          Aging equipment - fell below 2008 funding line

                                                                                                                                   Some capacity required to handle production
                   Partial                                                                                                         growth and some required to implement an ILM Storage Requirements for all environments to support data virtualization
 IO       8       Execution
                              Data Storage                                $3M-$4M               $1M-$2M           $3M-$4M          strategy to mitigate growth to ensure we fit in and ensure adequate capacity for ongoing operations and growth
                                                                                                                                   the current data center

                 Continue As Website Enhancements for ERCOT
 RO       9       Planned    Outages PhII
                                                                      $                 -        <$50k            $3M-$4M          Carryover for Closing only

                              ERCOT Outage Evaluation Phase II                                                                     Must get approval from TDTWG and Board to
 RO       10        Defer
                              (SCR745)
                                                                      $                 -   $               -     $3M-$4M          close as is.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Implement integration best practices regarding TIBCO adapter including
                                                                                                                                   Carryover - constraints: iTEST, physical
 RO       11         New      TIBCO_Siebel Integration               $              -        $250k-$500k          $3M-$4M          resources
                                                                                                                                                                                     common services deployment for TIBCO replacing current framework
                                                                                                                                                                                     services in effort to resolve „Half-Order‟ issues. Siebel to expose thin
                                                                                                                                                                                     Phase 1 will transition Paperfree and NAESB data from the Data Archive
                 Continue As EDW EAI Transition Phase 1 (inc.                                                                      Carryover - constraints: iTEST, physical
 RO       12      Planned    PaperFree & NAESB)
                                                                         $50k-$100k          $50k-$100k           $3M-$4M          resources
                                                                                                                                                                                     to Operational Data Store and begin replication. Necessary to
                                                                                                                                                                                     decommission outdated DA hardware.
                 Continue As                                                                                                                                                         Eliminate manual workaround and dual entry (2009 deferral necessary
MO        13      Planned
                             MPIM integration with Siebel                $50k-$100k          $50k-$100k           $3M-$4M          Constraints - iTEST, physical resurces
                                                                                                                                                                                     due to Siebel freeze)

                              Information Lifecycle Management                                                                     New project to plan for data management of
MO        14         New
                              (Comm Ops Systems)
                                                                     $              -        $250k-$500k          $4M-$5M          COMS data

Nodal     15                  Nodal Program Delivery

                 Continue As Data Research and Reporting (formerly                                                                                                                   Deliver a data research and reporting tool for ERCOT Commercial
 RO       16      Planned    ETS Transition to EDW)
                                                                         $100k-$250k         $250k-$500k          $4M-$5M          Carryover - Constraints: iTEST, Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                     Operations.


                              Advanced Metering Infrastructure -                                                                                                                     This project will begin implementation of the approved CSD from
                   Partial
 RO       17      Execution   ERCOT
                                                                          $1M-$2M               $1M-$2M           $5M-$6M          Planning - Constraints: physical resources        PR70057 for a system wide enhancement of data throughput for Market
                                                                                                                                                                                     Operations. MKT Project is PUCT 34610. This project expected to be a
                                                                                                                                   Large % of purchase could occur in 2008 -
 CO       18         New      Taylor Reconfiguration                  $                 -    $250k-$500k          $5M-$6M          $750,000

                                                                                                                Separate funding                                                     Project to deliver: 1) Austin Control Center & Data Center; 2) Taylor Data
                 Continue As
 CO       19      Planned
                             MET Center Disposition                         >$5M                  >$5M             line item
                                                                                                                                                                                     Center Expansion; 3) Executive and Administrative Staff Office Lease
                                                                                                                                                                                     Space
                 Continue As                                                                                                       Average minor cap expenditure over the last 3     Average minor capital expenditure (not budget) over the last 3 years is
 IO       20      Planned
                             Minor Capital                                $1M-$2M               $1M-$2M           $7M-$8M          years is $1.75m/y                                 $2M.

                 Continue As                                                                                                                                                         Integrated results from AREVA LF and alternate source and enable
 SO       21      Planned
                             Mid-Term Load Forecast Phase II         $                  -        <$50k            $7M-$8M          No Change
                                                                                                                                                                                     operator capability to select which Load Forecast will be used by EMS.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Provide additional user functionality to make TSAT minimally viable as a
                 Continue As Improvements to VSA/DSA
 SO       22      Planned    (TSAT/VSAT) - Phase II
                                                                      $                 -       $500k-$1M         $8M-$9M                                                            real-time operations tool, and to significantly improve the usefulness of
                                                                                                                                                                                     VSAT to operations.


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        Merged     Revised                                            Original Budget    Revised Budget
CART                                  Project Name / Type                                               Running Range           Reforecast Comments                                Candidate Projects / Additional Details
         Rank      Position                                                Range             Range

                  Continue As                                                                                                                                             Additional efficiencies not limited to a version upgrade. Will include
 RO       23       Planned
                              MarkeTrak Phase 3                        $100k-$250k        $100k-$250k        $8M-$9M    iTEST, integration resources
                                                                                                                                                                          Market requests. Required to maintain vendor support of application.
                                                                                                                                                                          Version upgrades of retail applications and infrastructure components that
                  Continue As
 RO       24       Planned
                              Retail Application Upgrades                  $1M-$2M         $500k-$1M         $8M-$9M    iTest, physical resurces, integration resources   will introduce new functionality. Required to maintain vendor support of
                                                                                                                                                                          applications.
                                                                                                                        Enhance asset tracking for desktops,
                  Continue As Infrastructure Monitoring Enhancement                                                     implementation of SLA tracking and BPM to
 IO       25       Planned    Project (Remedy Phase 3)
                                                                        $500k-$1M          $500k-$1M         $9M-$10M   items within CMDB, inclusion of IDM integration
                                                                                                                                                                        System enhancement to the existing Remedy and OpenView systems
                                                                                                                        enhancements

                  Continue As
 CO       26       Planned
                              Cyber Security Project #1                $100k-$250k        $100k-$250k        $9M-$10M
                  Continue As
 CO       27       Planned
                              Employee Performance Management          $             -       <$50k           $9M-$10M   2009 training effort (carryover)

                  Continue As Vendor Contract Management (Phase                                                                                                           Automate and link Hummingbird's contract approval process with the
 CO       28       Planned    2)
                                                                        $50k-$100k        $50k-$100k         $9M-$10M                                                     contract and vendor database.
                                                                                                                                                                        Upgrade or replace the current Enterprise Project Management (EPM)
                                                                                                                        Anticipating the majority of the work completes tool and to implement portfolio management & reporting processes by
                  Continue As
 CO       29       Planned
                              Microsoft Project Server Upgrade         $250k-$500k        $100k-$250k        $9M-$10M   in 2008 and minimal carryover would be          streamlining management, access, and availability to project and portfolio
                                                                                                                        required…mainly for Closing activities.         data ultimately automating project dashboard reporting thereby reducing
                                                                                                                                                                        the effort required by PMs, BAs, project resources, etc. utilizing manual
                                                                                                                        Improved reporting on SAN capacity and
                  Continue As                                                                                           stability for better business decisions.
 IO       30       Planned
                              Monitoring & Reporting Tools             $250k-$500k         $500k-$1M        $10M-$11M   Eliminate future project delays and avoid
                                                                                                                        production issues.

                  Continue As EDW EAI Transition Phase 2 (including                                                     Carryover - constraints: iTEST, physical          Phase 2 will build reporting from the Paperfree and NAESB Data Archive
 RO       31       Planned    PaperFree & NAESB)
                                                                       $100k-$250k        $100k-$250k       $10M-$11M   resources                                         into the Operational Data Store. Critical infrastructure project.


                              Advanced Metering - Retail Market                                                         Carryover - constraints: iTEST, physical          Phase 2 will build reporting from the Paperfree and NAESB Data Archive
 RO       32          New
                              Interface
                                                                       $             -     $500k-$1M        $11M-$12M   resources                                         into the Operational Data Store. Critical infrastructure project.

                  Continue As
 CO       33       Planned
                              Cyber Security Project #2                $100k-$250k        $100k-$250k       $11M-$12M
                  Continue As
 CO       34       Planned
                              Cyber Security Project #3                $250k-$500k        $100k-$250k       $11M-$12M
                  Continue As
 CO       35       Planned
                              Cyber Security Project #4                $250k-$500k        $100k-$250k       $11M-$12M
                  Continue As
 CO       36       Planned
                              Physical Security Project #1              $50k-$100k        $50k-$100k        $11M-$12M

 CO       37          New     Cyber Security Project #5                $             -    $100k-$250k       $11M-$12M
                                                                                                                                                                          Programs developed with the Lawson Process Flow toolset which
                  Continue As
 CO       38       Planned
                              Procurement Process Flows                     <$50k         $100k-$250k       $11M-$12M   $300,000 project - planning to Initiate in 2008   automates the flow of information during various steps to business
                                                                                                                                                                          processes. The number, type, and requirements will be determined as
                                                                                                                                                                          Programs developed with the Lawson Process Flow toolset which
                  Continue As
 CO       39       Planned
                              Finance Process Flows                         <$50k         $100k-$250k       $12M-$13M   $300,000 project - planning to Initiate in 2008   automates the flow of information during various steps to business
                                                                                                                                                                          processes. The number, type, and requirements will be determined as
Cutline - $12,200,000
                  Continue As                                                                                                                                             Automate and provide auditable checkpoints for the hiring and termination
 CO       40       Planned
                              Process Flows - HR                            <$50k         $100k-$250k       $12M-$13M   $300,000 project - planning to Initiate in 2008
                                                                                                                                                                          of ERCOT employees
                                                                                                                                                                          Create an interface and provide web-enabled registration forms (including
 MO       41         Defer    Web-enabled Registration                 $100k-$250k           <$50k          $12M-$13M   Begin planning                                    RARF, NOI, interconnect, etc.) - total of around 50 forms. Nodal Go-live
                                                                                                                                                                          manual process.
                                                                                                                                                                          Develop a strategy for ERCOT organization document management in
                  Continue As Corporate Document Management                                                             Adjust 2009 budget, "transfer" funds from
 CO       42       Planned    (ENTERPRISE)
                                                                       $250k-$500k        $250k-$500k       $12M-$13M   Corporate to Enterprise.
                                                                                                                                                                          2008 and implement the strategy in 2009 to accomplish the following:
                                                                                                                                                                          Managed Security of Records and Information; Statutory and Regulatory
                  Continue As
 CO       43       Planned
                              Cyber Security Project #6                $250k-$500k        $100k-$250k       $12M-$13M

 CO       44          New     Blue Building Evacuation Route           $             -    $100k-$250k       $12M-$13M



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        Merged     Revised                                                Original Budget    Revised Budget
CART                                     Project Name / Type                                                Running Range            Reforecast Comments                               Candidate Projects / Additional Details
         Rank      Position                                                    Range             Range

                  Continue As
 CO       45       Planned
                              Physical Security Project #2                 $             -       <$50k          $12M-$13M
                    Partial
 CO       46       Execution
                                 Physical Security Project #3                   <$50k         $100k-$250k       $13M-$14M
                  Continue As
 CO       47       Planned
                              Cyber Security Project #7                    $250k-$500k        $250k-$500k       $13M-$14M

 CO       48          New        Intranet Replacement                      $             -    $250k-$500k       $13M-$14M
Parking Lot Items Below This Line - Total Unfunded Not in Parking Lot = $1,500,000 (Ranks 40-48)
                                                                                                                            $50k - Candidate project if funding becomes
 CO       97         Defer       Lawson Security                           $             -   $           -                  available


 CO       97         Defer       VCM Replacement                           $             -   $           -                  Candidate project if funding becomes available

                                                                                                                                                                              AREVA components – Base OTS functions, Power System Modeling
                   Transfer to
 SO       98         Nodal
                                 OTS (Operator Training Simulator)             $1M-$2M       $           -                                                                    changes, QSE model revamp and implementation and Time Synch
                                                                                                                                                                              ABB components – Case development, Operational market data feed to

 MO       99         Defer       Demand Response for Settlement             $500k-$1M        $           -                  Possible Cancel                                   Implementation resulting from PUCT project 34610 or related PUCT order

                                                                                                                                                                              Creation of the Verifiable Cost Management System (VCMS), the
 MO       99         Defer       Verifiable Cost Management System         $100k-$250k       $           -                  Post Nodal                                        interface QSEs will use for submitting and tracking their verifiable costs
                                                                                                                                                                              requested by TPTF.
                                                                                                                                                                              Migration of content from nodal.ercot.com website to ERCOT.com
 MO       99         Defer       Nodal.ercot.com Retirement                $250k-$500k       $           -                  Post Nodal
                                                                                                                                                                              website; retirement of nodal.ercot.com website.
                                                                                                                                                                              MPs (from COPs) have requested that ERCOT enhance an API to
 MO       99         Defer       Enhancements to API for Disputes           $500k-$1M        $           -                  Post Nodal                                        programmatically submit disputes. The API would interface with Siebel
                                                                                                                                                                              and would be created in the integration layer.
                                                                                                                                                                              Additional post-nodal efforts - not yet defined and not covered under
 MO       99         Defer       NPRRs & Mandates                              $2M-$3M       $           -                  Post Nodal
                                                                                                                                                                              stabilization or Operations and Maintenance.

                                                                                                                                                                              Provide research capabilities for Commercial Operations extract, report
                                 COMS Extract, Report & Web Services
 MO       99         Cancel
                                 Monitoring & Usage Statistics
                                                                           $250k-$500k       $           -                  Cancel                                            and web services data for internal business users, which include
                                                                                                                                                                              monitoring functionality and usage analysis capabilities.

                                                                                                                                                                              Implement Corporate Document Management strategy in the following
 CO       99         Delete      Corporate Document Management             $250k-$500k       $           -                  Completed in 2008 with reduced scope
                                                                                                                                                                              departments: HR, Finance, Procurement, Security

 CO       99          New        Cyber Security Project #8                 $             -   $           -
 CO       99         Cancel      Intranet Assessment POC                   $             -   $           -
 CO       99         Defer       Cyber Security Project #9                      <$50k        $           -
 CO       99         Defer       Credit NPRRs                              $250k-$500k       $           -                  Deferred due to Nodal Go-Live delay               Placeholder to respond to NPRRs and mandates

                                                                                                                                                                              Included in Lawson‟s Requisition Self Service is the E-Procurement
 CO       99         Defer       E-Procurement                                  <$50k        $           -                                                                    application. E-Procurement allows for designated individuals to shop for
                                                                                                                                                                              goods from pre-approved outside vendors within the Requisition Self
                                 Asset Management Integration (Altiris,                                                                                                       ERCOT currently has several Asset Management tools including Altiris,
 CO       99         Defer
                                 Remedy, Lawson)
                                                                           $100k-$250k       $           -                                                                    Aperture, Remedy and Lawson. Each of these tools provide a unique
                                                                                                                                                                              purpose and data. Integration between the systems is necessary to

 CO       99         Defer       SharePoint Hosting                        $250k-$500k       $           -                                                                    Potential hosting of SharePoint at an external site


 IO       99         Defer       Network - Switches                        $250k-$500k       $           -                  Replaced every 5 years                            Replaced every 5 years.


 IO       99         Defer       Computing Hardware - Desktops             $250k-$500k       $           -                  Replaced every 3 years                            Replaced every 3 years


 IO       99         Delete      Network - Firewalls                       $100k-$250k       $           -                  Done in 2008                                      Replaced every 4-5 years.

                                 Computing Hardware - X-series
 IO       99         Defer
                                 Replacement
                                                                               $1M-$2M       $           -                  Defered until data center capacity is available   Replaced every 3-4 years.




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       Merged      Revised                                             Original Budget   Revised Budget
CART                                  Project Name / Type                                               Running Range          Reforecast Comments                                 Candidate Projects / Additional Details
        Rank       Position                                                 Range            Range

                                                                                                                                                                          Allotment for additional storage projects for supporting equipment - SAN
 IO      99         Defer     Storage - Misc.                           $250k-$500k      $           -                  Defered until data center capacity is available
                                                                                                                                                                          directors & switches, eg. to allow implementation of storage equipment
                                                                                                                                                                          Migration from TML to MIS of functions that support the Retail market
RO       99         Defer     TML Transition to MIS                      $500k-$1M       $           -                  Post Nodal                                        and/or Zonal-related reporting that will continue past Nodal Go-Live. Will
                                                                                                                                                                          maintain 2 systems until this transition occurs.
                                                                                                                                                                          Ability to provide separate models for DAM & RUC.
SO       99         Defer     MMS Multiple Network Models               $50k-$100k       $           -                  Post Nodal
                                                                                                                                                                          Functionality currently being developed by Nodal per requirements

                              MMS Dynamically scheduled resource                                                                                                          ERCOT implemented functionality based on their original interpretation;
                                                                                                                                                                          further discussion yielded a new interpretation for ERCOT that will require
SO       99         Delete    incremental and decremental energy        $50k-$100k       $           -                  Completed by Nodal
                                                                                                                                                                          a change to the requirements and design.
                              offer curves.                                                                                                                               Part of Nodal requirements delivery.
                                                                                                                                                                          S&B information only calculations DAOPTPRINFO & RTOPTPRINFO will
SO       99         Delete    MMS S&B Information only calculations        <$50k         $           -                  Completed by Nodal                                not be available until after go-live.
                                                                                                                                                                          Part of Nodal requirements delivery.

SO       99         Defer     NPRRs & Mandates                            $1M-$2M        $           -                                                                    In flight & new NPRRs. Legislative or PUCT mandates.

                              IMM & ERCOT Market Operations                                                                                                               Enhancements to the ABB base product to improve functionality as a
SO       99         Defer
                              Support Study Tools
                                                                          $1M-$2M        $           -                                                                    study tool. This is required by the IMM to monitor the Nodal Market. At
                                                                                                                                                                          this time it is expected that both the IMM and ERCOT Market Operations
                              ERCOT System Operations User                                                                                                                Improve EMS & MMS User Interfaces (UI's) for enhanced ERCOT
SO       99         Defer
                              Interfaces & Alarm Improvements
                                                                         $500k-$1M       $           -                  Post Nodal                                        Operator situational awareness. Improve Alarm Handling/Presentation –
                                                                                                                                                                          Control Room/EMS. Operators will be able to use delivered interfaces.
                                                                                                                                                                          System to system interactions for the uploading and downloading of data
SO       99         Defer     CRR API                                    $500k-$1M       $           -                  Post Nodal                                        between ERCOT and Market Participants without manual intervention.
                                                                                                                                                                          Nomination submittals (upload), Auction bid/offer submittals (upload),
                                                                                                                                                                          System to system interactions for the uploading and possible future
SO       99         Defer     NMMS API                                   $500k-$1M       $           -                  Post Nodal                                        downloading of data between ERCOT and Market Participants with
                                                                                                                                                                          minimal manual intervention. NOMCR submittals (upload) including data
                              MMS A/S Deliverability Evaluation                                                                                                           This tool is used by ERCOT operators to determine if there is a situation
SO       99         Defer
                              Function (DEF) Enhancements
                                                                        $250k-$500k      $           -                  Post Nodal                                        where Ancillary Service (AS) over a given time horizon is undeliverable.
                                                                                                                                                                          During MMS 2 pre-FAT where this tool was tested, certain enhancements
                                                                                                                                                                          Provide enhanced configurability of WRUC study periods.
SO       99         Defer     MMS Weekly RUC Enhancements               $50k-$100k       $           -                  Partially delivered by Nodal
                                                                                                                                                                          Needed for daily run to support PASA

                              Implemention of "shelf-ready"                                                                                                               Need approved NPRR and requirements (NOTE: This is a preliminary
                              functionality for co-optimizing energy                                                                                                      estimate. A TPTF sub-group is still defining the requirements. Once
SO       99         Delete
                              and A/S for self-committed resources
                                                                        $250k-$500k      $           -                  Completed by Nodal                                protocol and requirement changes are approved, MMS will work with ABB
                                                                                                                                                                          to estimate the work. Design and implementation details may also alter
                              in DAM
                                                                                                                                                                          the estimate.
                                                                                                                                                                          All major processes (SCED, DAM, RUC) inputs/outputs are archived
SO       99         Defer     MMS Save Case Format Enhancement          $50k-$100k       $           -                  Post Nodal                                        (referred to as save cases). These save cases can be reloaded into MMS
                                                                                                                                                                          for future analysis. To aid in analysis it was considered beneficial if the
                                                                                                                                                                          Provide additional data in the database for monthly and annual CCTs for
SO       99         Defer     MMS CCT Data Enhancement                     <$50k         $           -                  Post Nodal                                        further analysis (Congestion management group)
                                                                                                                                                                          Workaround is available as raw data will be available in files
                              MMS Credit Check Performance                                                                                                                Improve the performance of Phase 2 validation for the credit limit check
SO       99         Defer
                              Enhancement
                                                                        $50k-$100k       $           -                  Partially delivered by Nodal                      component. At present it is not known whether further performance
                                                                                                                                                                          improvements are needed

SO       99         Defer     Outage Scheduler Enhancements             $100k-$250k      $           -                  Post Nodal                                        Provide enhancements to the Outage Scheduler




CO            31
IO            10
MO            10
RO            14
SO            20

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2009 Initiatives by CART
            Revised                                            Original Budget
CART Rank                              Project Name / Type
            Position                                                Range
CO    1        New        Taylor Reconfiguration               $                 -
            Continue As
CO    2      Planned
                        MET Center Disposition                        >$5M
            Continue As
CO    3      Planned
                        Cyber Security Project #1                  $100k-$250k
            Continue As
CO    4      Planned
                        Employee Performance Management        $                 -
            Continue As
CO    5      Planned
                        Vendor Contract Management (Phase 2)       $50k-$100k


            Continue As
CO    6      Planned
                        Microsoft Project Server Upgrade           $250k-$500k


            Continue As
CO    7      Planned
                          Cyber Security Project #2                $100k-$250k
            Continue As
CO    8      Planned
                          Cyber Security Project #3                $250k-$500k
            Continue As
CO    9      Planned
                          Cyber Security Project #4                $250k-$500k
            Continue As
CO    10     Planned
                          Physical Security Project #1             $50k-$100k
CO    11       New        Cyber Security Project #5            $                 -
            Continue As
CO    12     Planned
                        Procurement Process Flows                    <$50k


            Continue As
CO    13     Planned
                        Finance Process Flows                        <$50k

            Continue As
CO    14     Planned
                        Process Flows - HR                           <$50k

            Continue As Corporate Document Management
CO    15     Planned    (ENTERPRISE)
                                                                   $250k-$500k

            Continue As
CO    16     Planned
                        Cyber Security Project #6                  $250k-$500k
CO    17       New        Blue Building Evacuation Route       $                 -
            Continue As
CO    18      Planned
                        Physical Security Project #2           $                 -
               Partial
CO    19     Execution
                        Physical Security Project #3                 <$50k
            Continue As
CO    20      Planned
                        Cyber Security Project #7                  $250k-$500k
CO   21      New     Intranet Replacement
          Continue As
CO   22    Planned
                      Lawson Security                                 $                 -

CO   23     Defer    VCM Replacement

CO   24     Delete   Corporate Document Management                        $100k-$250k
CO   25      New     Cyber Security Project #8                        $                 -
CO   26      New     Intranet Assessment POC                          $                 -
CO   27     Defer    Cyber Security Project #9                              <$50k
CO   28     Defer    Credit NPRRs                                           <$50k

CO   29     Defer    E-Procurement                                          <$50k


                     Asset Management Integration (Altiris, Remedy,
CO   30     Defer
                     Lawson)
                                                                          $100k-$250k

CO   31     Defer    SharePoint Hosting                                   $250k-$500k
                                        Subtotal                      $ 23,950,000
                                    Less: Met Center                  $     20,400,000
                                       CO Total                       $     3,550,000
Revised Budget
                      Reforecast Comments
    Range
                 Large % of purchase could occur in
 $250k-$500k     2008 - $750,000

    >$5M

 $100k-$250k
 $100k-$250k     2009 training effort (carryover)

 $50k-$100k

                 Anticipating the majority of the work
                 completes in 2008 and minimal
 $100k-$250k     carryover would be required…mainly
                 for Closing activities.

 $100k-$250k
 $250k-$500k
 $250k-$500k
 $50k-$100k
 $100k-$250k
                 $300,000 project - planning to Initiate
    <$50k        in 2008


                 $300,000 project - planning to Initiate
    <$50k        in 2008

                 $300,000 project - planning to Initiate
    <$50k        in 2008

                 Adjust 2009 budget, "transfer" funds
 $250k-$500k     from Corporate to Enterprise.


 $250k-$500k
 $250k-$500k
    <$50k
    <$50k
 $250k-$500k
    $250k-$500k       Initiating in 2008

    $50k-$100k
                      Candidate project if funding becomes
$                 - available
                      Completed in 2008 with reduced
$                 - scope
$                 -
    $50k-$100k
      <$50k
      <$50k           Deferred due to Nodal Go-Live delay


      <$50k


$                 -

$                 -
$ 22,175,000
$     20,400,000
$     1,775,000
          Candidate Projects / Additional Details



Project to deliver: 1) Austin Control Center & Data Center; 2) Taylor Data
Center Expansion; 3) Executive and Administrative Staff Office Lease Space




Automate and link Hummingbird's contract approval process with the contract
and vendor database.

Upgrade or replace the current Enterprise Project Management (EPM) tool
and to implement portfolio management & reporting processes by
streamlining management, access, and availability to project and portfolio
data ultimately automating project dashboard reporting thereby reducing the
effort required by PMs, BAs, project resources, etc. utilizing manual tools.




Programs developed with the Lawson Process Flow toolset which automates
the flow of information during various steps to business processes. The
number, type, and requirements will be determined as part of the overall
Procurement business process review.
Programs developed with the Lawson Process Flow toolset which automates
the flow of information during various steps to business processes. The
number, type, and requirements will be determined as part of the overall
Finance business process review
Automate and provide auditable checkpoints for the hiring and termination of
ERCOT employees
Develop a strategy for ERCOT organization document management in 2008
and implement the strategy in 2009 to accomplish the following: Managed
Security of Records and Information; Statutory and Regulatory Compliance
(new rules of civil procedure: eDiscovery); Improved efficiency and
productivity.
Implement Corporate Document Management strategy in the following
departments: HR, Finance, Procurement, Security




Placeholder to respond to NPRRs and mandates

Included in Lawson‟s Requisition Self Service is the E-Procurement
application. E-Procurement allows for designated individuals to shop for
goods from pre-approved outside vendors within the Requisition Self Service
screens. Vendors establish and maintain
ERCOT currently has several Asset Management tools including Altiris,
Aperture, Remedy and Lawson. Each of these tools provide a unique
purpose and data. Integration between the systems is necessary to eliminate
errors resulting from duplicate data.
Potential hosting of SharePoint at an external site
2009 Initiatives by CART
            Revised                                                     Original Budget
CART Rank                             Project Name / Type
            Position                                                         Range
 IO   1        New       Spectel Server Replacement                     $                 -


              Partial
 IO   2      Execution
                         Data Storage                                        $3M-$4M



            Continue As Infrastructure Monitoring Enhancement Project
 IO   3      Planned    (Remedy Phase 3)
                                                                            $500k-$1M


            Continue As
 IO   4      Planned
                        Monitoring & Reporting Tools                        $250k-$500k

            Continue As
 IO   5      Planned
                        Minor Capital                                        $1M-$2M
 IO   6       Defer      Network - Switches                                 $250k-$500k
 IO   7       Defer      Computing Hardware - Desktops                      $250k-$500k
 IO   8       Defer      Network - Firewalls                                $100k-$250k
 IO   9       Defer      Computing Hardware - X-series Replacement           $1M-$2M

 IO   10      Defer      Storage - Misc.                                    $250k-$500k

                                               Subtotal                 $     8,350,000
Revised Budget                                                        Candidate Projects / Additional
                             Reforecast Comments
    Range                                                                        Details
    $500k-$1M      Aging equipment - fell below 2008 funding line

                   Some capacity required to handle production        Storage Requirements for all environments to
                   growth and some required to implement an           support data virtualization and ensure
    $1M-$2M        ILM strategy to mitigate growth to ensure we fit   adequate capacity for ongoing operations and
                   in the current data center                         growth


                   Enhance asset tracking for desktops,
                   implementation of SLA tracking and BPM to          System enhancement to the existing Remedy
    $500k-$1M      items within CMDB, inclusion of IDM                and OpenView systems
                   integration enhancements
                   Improved reporting on SAN capacity and
                   stability for better business decisions.
    $500k-$1M      Eliminate future project delays and avoid
                                                                      TBD

                   production issues.
                   Average minor cap expenditure over the last 3      Average minor capital expenditure (not
    $1M-$2M        years is $1.75m/y                                  budget) over the last 3 years is $2M.

$               -  Replaced every 5 years                             Replaced every 5 years.

$               - Replaced every 3 years                              Replaced every 3 years

$               - Done in 2008                                        Replaced every 4-5 years.

$               - Deferred until data center capacity is available    Replaced every 3-4 years.

                                                                      Allotment for additional storage projects for
                                                                      supporting equipment - SAN directors &
$               - Deferred until data center capacity is available    switches, eg. to allow implementation of
                                                                      storage equipment

$    5,525,000
2009 Initiatives by CART
            Revised                                                       Original Budget
CART Rank                            Project Name / Type
            Position                                                           Range
                         Study for Advanced Metering Long Term Solution
            Continue As
MO    1      Planned
                        of Settlement (fka ERCOT System Throughput for          <$50k
                         IDR (Advanced Metering)
            Continue As
MO    2      Planned
                        MPIM integration with Siebel                          $100k-$250k
                         Information Lifecycle Management (Comm Ops
MO    3        New
                         Systems)
                                                                              $250k-$500k

              Partial
MO    4      Execution
                         Web-enabled Registration                             $100k-$250k


MO    5       Defer      Demand Response for Settlement                       $500k-$1M


MO    6       Defer      Verifiable Cost Management System                    $100k-$250k



MO    7       Defer      Nodal.ercot.com Retirement                           $250k-$500k



MO    8       Defer      Enhancements to API for Disputes                     $500k-$1M



MO    9       Defer      NPRRs & Mandates                                      $2M-$3M


                         COMS Extract, Report & Web Services
MO    10      Defer
                         Monitoring & Usage Statistics
                                                                              $250k-$500k


                                            Subtotal                      $     4,300,000
Revised Budget                                                               Candidate Projects /
                            Reforecast Comments
    Range                                                                     Additional Details
                                                                       Planned carryover for closing: Provide
      <$50k          PUC Study only                                    incremental increases in IDR processing
                                                                       capability for ERCOT systems.

                                                                       Eliminate manual workaround and dual
    $50k-$100k       Constraints - iTEST, physical resurces            entry (2009 deferral necessary due to
                                                                       Siebel freeze)

    $500k-$1M        New project still being estimated as of 10/3/08

                                                                       Create an interface and provide web-
                                                                       enabled registration forms (including
$                -   Begin planning                                    RARF, NOI, interconnect, etc.) - total of
                                                                       around 50 forms. Nodal Go-live manual
                                                                       process.
                                                                       Implementation resulting from PUCT
$                -   Possible Cancel
                                                                       project 34610 or related PUCT order
                                                                       Creation of the Verifiable Cost
                                                                       Management System (VCMS), the
$                -   Post Nodal                                        interface QSEs will use for submitting and
                                                                       tracking their verifiable costs requested by
                                                                       TPTF.

                                                                       Migration of content from nodal.ercot.com
$                -   Post Nodal                                        website to ERCOT.com website;
                                                                       retirement of nodal.ercot.com website.

                                                                       MPs (from COPs) have requested that
                                                                       ERCOT enhance an API to
$                -   Post Nodal                                        programmatically submit disputes. The
                                                                       API would interface with Siebel and would
                                                                       be created in the integration layer.

                                                                       Additional post-nodal efforts - not yet
$                -   Post Nodal                                        defined and not covered under stabilization
                                                                       or Operations and Maintenance.

                                                                       Provide research capabilities for
                                                                       Commercial Operations extract, report and
                                                                       web services data for internal business
$                -   Cancel
                                                                       users, which include monitoring
                                                                       functionality and usage analysis
                                                                       capabilities.

$      550,000
2009 Initiatives by CART
            Revised                                                   Original Budget
CART Rank                           Project Name / Type
            Position                                                       Range
            Continue As Small Renewables/Distributed Generation -
RO    1      Planned    RMWG
                                                                            <$50k
            Continue As Advanced Metering - Mkt Changes for PUCT
RO    2      Planned    34610 (fka RMWG/TX SET)
                                                                          $250k-$500k
            Continue As MarkeTrak Enhancements (Workflow &
RO    3      Planned    Reporting)
                                                                          $50k-$100k
            Continue As Website Enhancements for ERCOT Outages
RO    4      Planned    Phase 2
                                                                      $                 -
            Continue As
RO    5      Planned
                        ERCOT Outage Evaluation Phase 2               $                 -


RO    6        New      TIBCO_Siebel Integration                      $                 -


            Continue As EDW EAI Transition Phase 1(inc. PaperFree &
RO    7      Planned    NAESB)
                                                                          $50k-$100k

            Continue As Data Research and Reporting (formerly ETS
RO    8      Planned    Transition to EDW)
                                                                          $100k-$250k


            Continue As
RO    9      Planned
                        Advanced Metering Infrastructure - ERCOT           $1M-$2M


            Continue As
RO    10     Planned
                        MarkeTrak Phase 3                                 $100k-$250k

            Continue As
RO    11     Planned
                        Retail Application Upgrades                        $1M-$2M

            Continue As EDW EAI Transition Phase 2 (including
RO    12     Planned    PaperFree & NAESB)
                                                                          $100k-$250k

RO    13       New      Advanced Metering - Retail Market Interface   $                 -


RO    14      Defer     TML Transition to MIS                             $500k-$1M

                                            Subtotal                  $     3,500,000
Revised Budget
                             Reforecast Comments
    Range

      <$50k           Carry Over for stabilization - iTEST constraints

                      Carry Over - Constraints: iTEST, Bus., Dev.,
    $250k-$500k       system resource, market apporval of
                      requirements
                      Carry Over - Constraints: iTEST, Integration
    $50k-$100k        resources

      <$50k

      <$50k

                      Carry Over - constraints: iTEST, physical
    $250k-$500k       resources



                      Carry Over - constraints: iTEST, physical
    $50k-$100k        resources

                      Carry Over - Constraints: iTEST,
    $250k-$500k       Infrastructure




     $1M-$2M          Planning - Constraints: physical resources




    $100k-$250k       iTEST, integration resources



    $500k-$1M         itest, physical resurces, integration resources


                      Carry Over - constraints: iTEST, physical
    $100k-$250k       resources

                      Carry Over - constraints: iTEST, physical
    $500k-$1M         resources



$                 -   Post Nodal



$     3,450,000
    Candidate Projects / Additional Details


Legislature / PUCT project


PUCT Project

Planned Enhancements to the functionality of MarkeTrak per
SCR749

PUCT Project

PUCT Project

Implement integration best practices regarding TIBCO adapter
including common services deployment for TIBCO replacing
current framework services in effort to resolve „Half-Order‟ issues.
Siebel to expose thin “Service Order” interface service to TIBCO
integration component.

Phase 1 will transition Paperfree and NAESB data from the Data
Archive to Operational Data Store and begin replication.
Necessary to decommission outdated DA hardware.

Deliver a data research and reporting tool for ERCOT Commercial
Operations.

This project will begin implementation of the approved CSD from
PR70057 for a system wide enhancement of data throughput for
Market Operations. MKT Project is PUCT 34610. This project
expected to be a phased approach across multiple years.
Supports outcome of PUCT 34610 for ERCOT changes.

Additional efficiencies not limited to a version upgrade. Will
include Market requests. Required to maintain vendor support of
application.
Version upgrades of retail applications and infrastructure
components that will introduce new functionality. Required to
maintain vendor support of applications.
Phase 2 will build reporting from the Paperfree and NAESB Data
Archive into the Operational Data Store. Critical infrastructure
project.
Phase 2 will build reporting from the Paperfree and NAESB Data
Archive into the Operational Data Store. Critical infrastructure
project.
Migration from TML to MIS of functions that support the Retail
market and/or Zonal-related reporting that will continue past
Nodal Go-Live. Will maintain 2 systems until this transition
occurs.
2009 Initiatives by CART
            Revised                                                             Original Budget
CART Rank                              Project Name / Type
            Position                                                                 Range

SO    1        New        Reliability Assessment Tool                           $                -

SO    2        New        Large Wind Power Production Ramp Forecasting          $                -
            Continue As
SO    3      Planned
                        Mid-Term Load Forecast Phase II

            Continue As Improvements to VSA/DSA (TSAT/VSAT) -
SO    4      Planned    Phase II
            Transfer to
SO    5       Nodal
                          OTS (Operator Training Simulator)                          $1M-$2M

SO    6       Defer       MMS Multiple Network Models                               $50k-$100k

                          MMS Dynamically scheduled resource
SO    7       Cancel
                          incremental and decremental energy offer curves.
                                                                                    $50k-$100k


SO    8       Cancel      MMS S&B Information only calculations                       <$50k

SO    9       Defer       NPRRs & Mandates                                           $1M-$2M
                          IMM & ERCOT Market Operations Support Study
SO    10      Defer
                          Tools
                                                                                     $1M-$2M
                          ERCOT System Operations User Interfaces &
SO    11      Defer
                          Alarm Improvements
                                                                                    $500k-$1M

SO    12      Defer       CRR API                                                   $500k-$1M

SO    13      Defer       NMMS API                                                  $500k-$1M
                          MMS A/S Deliverability Evaluation Function (DEF)
SO    14      Defer
                          Enhancements
                                                                                    $250k-$500k

SO    15      Defer       MMS Weekly RUC Enhancements                               $50k-$100k

                          Implemention of "shelf-ready" functionality for co-
SO    16      Cancel      optimizing energy and A/S for self-committed              $250k-$500k
                          resources in DAM


SO    17      Defer       MMS Save Case Format Enhancement                          $50k-$100k

SO    18      Defer       MMS CCT Data Enhancement                                    <$50k
SO   19   Defer   MMS Credit Check Performance Enhancement       $50k-$100k

SO   20   Defer   Outage Scheduler Enhancements                  $100k-$250k

                                                             $     7,500,000
Revised Budget
                             Reforecast Comments
    Range

    $100k-$250k       Carry Over-Production Migration

                       Carry Over-Pre-Fat, FAT & migration to
    $100k-$250k       production.


      <$50k           No Change


    $500k-$1M

$                 -

$                 -   Post Nodal



$                 -   Completed by Nodal



$                 -   Completed by Nodal


$                 -

$                 -

$                 -   Post Nodal


$                 -   Post Nodal


$                 -   Post Nodal


$                 -   Post Nodal


$                 -   Partially delivered by Nodal




$                 -   Completed by Nodal




$                 -   Post Nodal


$                 -   Post Nodal
$         -   Partially delivered by Nodal


$         -   Post Nodal


$   900,000
           Candidate Projects / Additional Details

Develop a reliability assessment tool to evaluate the reliability risk level of
wind penetration in a quantitative way using probabilistic methods. This tool
will assist system operators when maintaining adequate system reliability.
Develop a large ramp forecast product and make it available for SO
engineers and operators.

Integrated results from AREVA LF and alternate source and enable operator
capability to select which Load Forecast will be used by EMS.
Provide additional user functionality to make TSAT minimally viable as a real-
time operations tool, and to significantly improve the usefulness of VSAT to
operations.
AREVA components – Base OTS functions, Power System Modeling
changes, QSE model revamp and implementation and Time Synch
ABB components – Case development, Operational market data feed to
Ability to provide separate models for DAM & RUC.
Functionality currently being developed by Nodal per requirements
ERCOT implemented functionality based on their original interpretation;
further discussion yielded a new interpretation for ERCOT that will require a
change to the requirements and design.
Part of Nodal requirements delivery.
S&B information only calculations DAOPTPRINFO & RTOPTPRINFO will not
be available until after go-live.
Part of Nodal requirements delivery.

In flight & new NPRRs. Legislative or PUCT mandates.

Enhancements to the ABB base product to improve functionality as a study
tool. This is required by the IMM to monitor the Nodal Market. At this time it is
expected that both the IMM and ERCOT Market Operations Support will
Improve EMS & MMS User Interfaces (UI's) for enhanced ERCOT Operator
situational awareness. Improve Alarm Handling/Presentation – Control
Room/EMS. Operators will be able to use delivered interfaces.
System to system interactions for the uploading and downloading of data
between ERCOT and Market Participants without manual intervention.
Nomination submittals (upload), Auction bid/offer submittals (upload),
System to system interactions for the uploading and possible future
downloading of data between ERCOT and Market Participants with minimal
manual intervention. NOMCR submittals (upload) including data submittals,
This tool is used by ERCOT operators to determine if there is a situation
where Ancillary Service (AS) over a given time horizon is undeliverable.
During MMS 2 pre-FAT where this tool was tested, certain enhancements in
Provide enhanced configurability of WRUC study periods.
Needed for daily run to support PASA



Need approved NPRR and requirements (NOTE: This is a preliminary
estimate. A TPTF sub-group is still defining the requirements. Once protocol
and requirement changes are approved, MMS will work with ABB to estimate
the work. Design and implementation details may also alter the estimate.
All major processes (SCED, DAM, RUC) inputs/outputs are archived (referred
to as save cases). These save cases can be reloaded into MMS for future
analysis. To aid in analysis it was considered beneficial if the binary files in
Provide additional data in the database for monthly and annual CCTs for
further analysis (Congestion management group)
Workaround is available as raw data will be available in files
Improve the performance of Phase 2 validation for the credit limit check
component. At present it is not known whether further performance
improvements are needed

Provide enhancements to the Outage Scheduler

								
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