Priority classifications

 

All modifications and enhancements should be classified in one of the following four categories:

Classification

Description

Emergency Priority

Changes must be implemented within 10 days or as otherwise directed by the Illinois CPWG

High Priority

Changes/Enhancements implemented within 30 days, the Next Release, or as otherwise directed by the Illinois CPWG.

Low Priority

Changes/Enhancements implemented no earlier than 90 days, Future Release, or as otherwise directed by the Illinois CPWG.

Project Related

Changes/Enhancements implemented on the agreed to Project implementation date, or as otherwise directed by Illinois CPWG.

 

 

Emergency Priority

For a change to be classified as Emergency Priority, the initiating party must demonstrate in writing to the Illinois CPWG that:

  • The current standards cannot accommodate Customer Choice
  • If the problem is left unattended, it could have a detrimental affect to an Illinois CPWG participant, or Customer Choice in general
  • Bilateral agreements between the Retail Electric Supplier(s) (RES) and the DSP cannot solve the problem efficiently
  • An urgent modification of the standards is required
  • All Illinois CPWG participants affected by the problem will accommodate said modification

 

In addition the initiating party must:

  • Document in advance the scope of the modification and the affected standards
  • Document why the modification should not be classified as a High or a Low Priority change
  • Provide cost justification if appropriate
  • Document the proposed amendments and provide a test plan, test cases, and standards.

This documentation shall be presented to the Illinois CPWG.

 
High Priority

For a change to be classified as High Priority, the initiating party must demonstrate in writing to

the Illinois CPWG that:

  • The suggested modifications/enhancements will better the industry as a whole.
  • Bilateral agreements between the RES and the DSP cannot solve the problem efficiently.
  • The suggested modifications/enhancements address immediate regulatory and competitive market issues and mandates.
  • All Illinois CPWG participants are affected by the problem.

In addition the initiating party must:

  • Document in advance the scope of the modification/enhancements and the affected standards.
  • Document why the modification should not classified as Low Priority.
  • Provide cost justification if appropriate.
  • Document the proposed amendments and provide a test plan, test cases and standards.

This documentation shall be presented to the Illinois CPWG.

 
Low Priority or Project Related

For a change to be classified as future release Low Priority, the initiating party must demonstrate

in writing to the Illinois CPWG that:

  • The suggested modifications/enhancements will meet changes as prescribed by NAESB,

or

  • Bilateral agreements between the RES and the DSP cannot solve the problem, or
  • The suggested modifications/enhancements will address regulatory and competitive market issues and mandates, which affect all participants.

 

In addition the initiating party must:

  • Document in advance, the scope of the modification/enhancements and the affected standards.
  • Document the proposed amendments and provide a test plan, test cases, and standards.

This documentation shall be presented to the Illinois CPWG.

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