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DR Hub Release Notes

System Requirements

Release July 2020

Release Dates

Training: 7.23.2020
Production:
 7.30.2020

About This Release

This release is for the annual CSP Normal Operations Self-Certification Task specific to any CSP with Economic DR registrations in the Energy Market and an overall technology framework upgrade. The framework upgrade impacts the color scheme of the user interface and is part of a phased project to refresh the look and feel of all PJM applications. Additional changes to the look and feel will be made in a later release.

New Features

CSP Normal Operations Self Certification Task

  • On an annual basis, all CSPs that have at least one confirmed economic registration will receive a CSP Normal Operations Self-Certification Task.
    • Only one task will be issued for each CSP
    • An email will be sent to each CSP with the Due Date, which is 10 business days from the creation date, and if needed, a reminder email is sent two days prior to the Due Date
    • Any CSP that does not accept the Normal Operations Self-Certification by the Due Date will not be able to submit settlements until the CSP accepts the Self-Certification

Existing Feature Improvements

Technology framework upgrade

  • The color scheme of all of the DR Hub screens has been modified to the new PJM standard. The functionality remains the same.
  • A new feature in the header of each screen is the Session Expiration time. It displays the total time remaining in your PJM Tools session, which is different from the application’s timeout due to inactivity. The user must log out and log back in to reset this expiration.

Previous Releases

May 2020

Release Dates
Training: 5.19.2020
Production: 5.28.2020

About This Release
This release is for Price Responsive Demand functionality related to PRD Compliance Events and Compliance records, as well as PRD interfaces with Capacity Exchange and Markets Gateway.

New Features
PRD Event Compliance
  • When a PRD Offer at a pnode is exceeded by the LMP at the pnode and a Max Generation Emergency Event has been called for the same time period, PRD must reduce to the MESL (Maximum Energy Service Level) on the DR Hub registration.
  • If a PRD compliance event has occurred, PRD Compliance records will be created for each registration that was effective on the event date for the pnode(s).
  • PRD Providers have the ability to upload and download Price Responsive Demand meter data directly on the Compliance record, on the Meter Data screen (bulk load) and by Web Services.
  • Validation of PRD meter data occurs if the upload occurs on the Compliance record screen or when the compliance validation job runs. Validation includes correct event date, all 24 hours of meter data are present, headings are correct, etc.
  • Finalized PRD Interfaces with Capacity Exchange and Markets Gateway.

Bug Fixes and Steps to Recreate
Email notifications are no longer sent to inactive users.

April 2020

Release Dates
Training: 4.16.2020
Production: 4.23.2020

About This Release
The release is for Price Responsive Demand functionality related to Test Compliance and PRD interfaces with Capacity Exchange and Markets Gateway.

New Features
PRD Event Compliance
CSP can confirm Test and Re-Test events in the UI during the Test/Re-Test confirmation period.
Compliance records are created the following night after confirmation.
Implemented PRD interfaces with Capacity Exchange and Markets Gateway.

Bug Fixes and Steps to Recreate
CSP able to edit energy loss factor when Economic registration is Confirmed
When CSP is the same Accunt as the EDC or LSE, the registration data that can be viewed is the same as the CSP role and is not limited to the EDC/LSE role.

March 2020

Release Dates
Training: 2.27.2020
Production: 3.20.2020

About This Release
This release is for new Price Responsive Demand functionality related to Testing.

New Features
Implementation of Testing for Price Responsive Demand:
CSP can create/update Test and Re-Test PRD Events in both UI and Web Services
When PRD Event’s lead time is reached, registration-level PRD Events are created
CSP can acknowledge the events through Web Services
Polling client has been updated to acknowledge PRD Events

A new XSD and CLI have been posted for the new PRD fields. This only applies to PRD Providers. Non-PRD CSPs do not need to use the new XSD.

January 2020

Release Dates
Training: 1.14.2020
Production: 1.14.2020

About This Release
The release is for bug fixes to Load Management Reports and the Duplicate Review Process.

Bug Fixes and Steps to Recreate
  • The Resources Linked to Registrations Report has been updated to correctly calculate the Difference Annual MW
  • The DR Registration Orphan Report has been updated to display registration MW in the same format as the Resources Linked to Registrations Report
  • The Duplicate Review Process has been corrected to allow duplicate Economic registrations to be submitted when there is a Load Management Capacity Only registration after the Delivery Year has started

December 2019

Release Dates
Training: 12.11.2019
Production: 12.19.2019

About This Release
The focus of this release is implementation of Summer-Period Only Load Management registrations and bug fixes related to Load Management registrations.

Existing Feature Improvements
User Interface
Capacity Section for Load Management registrations:
New checkbox “Summer Only”. If checked, the Winter Peak Load will not be required to check the “Completed” checkbox. The Winter Managed Load will be grayed out.
If Peak Load Contribution is zero, the Summer Nominated ICAP will calculate to zero.
The Resources Linked to Registrations Report has been updated to display the Auction Resource Commitment for any Summer Period DR (on June 1st) and the Annual CP DR (November 1st) of the Delivery Year.

Web Services Web Services now supports the “Summer Only” checkbox on Load Management registrations. A new XSD will be published but it will only be needed if your company registers a location and does not need to calculate a Winter Nominated ICAP.

Bug Fixes and Steps to Recreate
Resources Linked to Registrations Report will round to the same decimal place to match Capacity Exchange
When registration is marked “Completed” immediately after selecting the RPM Auction Resource, the RPM Auction Resource is no longer set to null
When registration is marked “Completed”, the RPM Auction Resource will be required

Demand Response Subcommittee DR Hub Update
XSD: Web Services section

October 2019

Release Dates
Training: 10.29.2019
Production: 10.31.2019

About This Release
The focus of this release is implementing the Price Responsive Demand registration process.

Enhancements
User Interface
The registration process has been updated to include Price Responsive Demand.
The EDC Registration Review task now displays the LSE short name from the registration.

Web Services Web Services now supports the registration process for the Price Responsive Demand program. A new XSD will be published but it will only be needed if your company is registering Price Responsive Demand in the next Delivery Year.

May 2019

Release Dates
Production: 5.21.2019

User Interface
In order to improve usability and provide additional transparency for both participants and dispatch, the following changes have been made: 1) some additional information has been added to the Dispatch Lambda page, and 2) the functionality on the Unit Detail page with respect to Price Based Units has been clarified.

New Features
New Location Interconnection Agreement fields for Generators and Batteries - Agreement Type (required), Injection Rights (MW) - New CBL Review process when a location has an Interconnection Agreement Bug fix for report “Resources Linked To Registrations Report” to correctly display positions after a replacement transaction has been completed in Capacity Exchange Web Services - New XSD to support new Location Interconnection Agreement fields for Generators and Batteries

March 2019

Release Dates
Production: 3.14.2019

User Interface
Load Management Test and Re-Test events scheduled by CSPs will create test events, with appropriate lead time, to be acknowledged through Web Services. Load Management Test and Re-Test events scheduled by CSPs will create test events, with appropriate lead time, to be acknowledged through Web Services No changes to creating compliance records to Test and Re-Test events Registrations terminated through the Duplicate Review process have a new status “Terminated-Duplicate” to make it easier to identify and resubmit Compliance Search screen now has a .csv download

Web Services
New XSD to support TEST Load Management events (registration-level events) Renamed endpoints to create TEST Load Management Summary events New endpoints to acknowledge TEST Load Management events (new registration-level events) The unsupported Web Services polling client was updated to include the new endpoints for TEST and RE-TEST Load Management events

December 2018

Release Dates
Production: 12.20.2018

Enhancements
User Interface Seasonal Aggregation On 2019/2020 Load Management registrations, the Annual ICAP field has been removed as the CSPs nomination will be calculated at the RPM Resource level. The Resources Linked to Registrations Report and the DR Registration Orphan Report have been updated to show the Summer and Winter Nominated ICAP for Capacity Performance registrations and Summer Nominated ICAP for Base registrations. The Resources Linked to Registrations Report shows all confirmed Load Management registrations with a linked RPM DR Resource and compares the CSP’s commitment on 6/1/2019 to the lesser of the sum of Summer and sum of Winter Nominated ICAPs on the registrations. Effective 6/1/2019, Load Management Events, Emergency Energy Settlements and Expected Reduction file validations will use the Summer or Winter ICAP values for CP registrations depending on the date (Summer is June through October and May, Winter is November through April). Web Services No XSD changes.

October 2018

Release Dates
Production: 10.16.2018

Enhancements
User Interface New Location fields Business Segment: “Multiple Dwelling Unit” added to dropdown Registration Input section new field: Max Load (kW) – Optional Field Generator Attributes Section Support for multiple generators (10 max) New fields – Required: Non-Retail BTMG, Backup Generator Only New fields – Optional: Nameplate (kW), Note (500 character limit) Battery Attributes Section New field – Required: Max Output (kW) New fields – Optional: Battery Capacity (kW 1C), Vintage, Chemistry, Type, Note (500 character limit) Automated Winter Peak Load (WPL) Calculation The CSP will no longer enter the WPL value on the registration, instead CSP will upload meter data and DR Hub will do the calculation Web Services Using the new XSD is required. Previous XSD is unsupported and may no longer work. Added support for new fields on the Location (see Location field details above) Added new endpoint to calculate Winter Peak Load after meter data has been uploaded (by registration id)

Defects
EDC Registration Review: 2 Day warning email to small EDCs incorrectly stated the registration would auto-confirm in 2 days instead of auto-deny Base registration incorrectly requiring a Winter Peak Load when updating the Summer Managed Load

June 2018

Release Dates
Production: 6.12.2018

Enhancements
Validate energy offers in Markets Gateway by using Max Load Reduction fields in DR Hub Allow CSPs to upload 5 minute meter data if they wish to permanently switch from hourly to 5 minutes meter data for a customer.

March 2018

Release Dates
Production: 3.13.2018

Enhancements
Web Services A new XSD has been released that allows retrieval and updates to the Winter Peak Load and associated fields for Capacity Performance Load Management registrations. The new XSD must be used for all Load Management registrations. More information is available in section “Web Service Definition & PJM Utilities” on this page. User Interface Reports now display the Base product-related RPM Auction Resources: ‘Resources Linked to Registrations Report’ and ‘DR Registration Orphan Report’.

July 2017

Release Dates
Production: 7.11.2017

Enhancements
Web Services New functionality to retrieve registration ids in Dispatch Groups. The following parameters may be used in any combination By Dispatch Group Name, full or partial name By Dispatch Group ID By Date/Time – returns registrations in the Dispatch Group as of a Date and Time. If no Date/Time is specified, the current Date/Time is used. User Interface: Dispatch Group Search page now has CSV and XML download buttons to return the list of registrations currently in the Dispatch Group

Defects
Compliance record validation Correction for Measurement Method = “GLD via Generation” now checks for GLD-Generation meter data in addition to Hourly_Load meter data Compliance record validation error messages are now limited to 425 character plus text to indicate there are more errors than displayed.

June 2017

Release Dates
Production: 6.29.2017

Enhancements
CBL Method: 3 Day Types with WSA (Weather Sensitive Adjustment). This CBL method is now supported in both the user interface and Web Services for the CBL Test, CBL Method, CBL Review and energy settlements. Dispatch Group Settlement Adjustments: Adjustments to Dispatch Group settlements display the correct status based on the underlying settlements. An expire button has been added to settlement adjustments to “cancel” the adjustment if needed. Overlapping economic and emergency energy settlements for registrations with the same locations: CBL handling has been corrected to take into account the other type of settlement’s event hours, both overlapping and non-overlapping hours.

Defects
Real-Time Dispatch emails – corrected unit of measure from MW to kW Real-Time and Synchronized Reserve detail screen - XML download now displays data Read-Only users – can no longer edit fields on the registration screen Load Management registrations - # of participants now displays the location’s Utility Residential number of participants

Web Services
New XSD to support CBL Method = WSA Support for document upload (Regulation, Synchronized Reserve, Utility Residential) Compliance and Compliance Validation