Texas Muni To Pay $125,000 Under Settlement With PUC Staff
Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and CPS Energy (CPS)
entered into a Settlement Agreement under which CPS would pay $125,000 to resolve alleged violations of
Protocols § 220.127.116.11.3, relating to Non-Spinning Reserve Service (NSRS) Energy Deployment
Criteria; and § 6.4.6, relating to Resource Status.
Among other things, the settlement states, "Between January 6, 2016 and July 25, 2016, CPS routinely telemetered an LSL of 40-48
MW for each of the eight Braunig and Leon Creek generation resources, representing a
minimum sustained energy production capability that is double the minimum sustained
energy production capability indicated in the RARF, and near or equal to the HSL for each
generation resource (48 MW)."
The settlement also states, "On October 22, 2015 at 14:13 PM, CPS received an NSRS deployment instruction from
ERCOT for Braunig 6 and Braunig 7. CPS initially achieved net generation equal to or
greater than 90% of its initial LSL (20 MW). However, at 14:37 PM, CPS changed the LSL
for the Braunig 6 and Braunig 7 to 47 MW and did not achieve net generation equal to or
greater than 90% of this updated LSL."