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The Integrated Marketplace program's leadership structure is aligned with the SPP business model to enable continued operations of ongoing critical functions and addressing potential gaps between current and future operations. The program's leadership is responsible for the Integrated Marketplace's overall delivery, based on the specified  scope, schedule, and budget.

Working Group Leadership

The Market Working Group develops and coordinates changes necessary to support SPP-administered wholesale markets and is writing the protocols (i.e., business rules) that will define the Integrated Marketplace's operation. These rules are revised using SPP's normal Protocol Revision Requests (PRR) process.

The Change Working Group (CWG) engages market participants and monitors market and SPP readiness for the Integrated Marketplace. The CWG makes project management and process improvement recommendations to SPP staff and/or the Market and Operations Policy Committee.   

Workstream Liaison Leadership

The Marketplace program and the CWG have worked together to set up market participant (MP) liaisons for the member-impacting workstreams. The liaison's responsibilities include working with their CWG representative, SPP, and the MPs' program management to:

  • Review and provide feedback on program and workstream documentation.
  • Assess feasibility of milestones and deliverables.
  • Provide and report on readiness of entrance/exit criteria for program's phases.

Program Workstreams

Integrated Marketplace Workstreams: Roles provides an overview of the program's workstreams, roles, and responsibilities. The program's workstreams are described below, and the workstream leadership (and contacts) is available in the Workstream Leadership matrix.

Integrated Marketplace Program

Scope: Implement the business and systems changes in support for the Integrated Marketplace's core market functionalities.
Project Documentation: Program Project Folder

Market-Facing Workstreams
Consolidated Balancing Authority

Scope: Implement the business and systems changes in support for the Integrated Marketplace's Consolidated Balancing Authority functionalities.
Project Documentation: CBA Project Folder
Questions/Comments: Contact the CBA workstream.

ICCP
Scope: Upgrade the ICCP system's functionality through architectural improvements.
Project Documentation: ICCP Project Folder
Questions/Comments: Contact the ICCP workstream.

Legacy Applications

Scope: This workstream will address changes to SPP-developed applications.
Project Documentation: Legacy Applications Project Folder
Questions/Comments: Contact the Legacy Applications workstream.

Markets

Scope: Implement the business and systems changes in support for the Integrated Marketplace's core market functionalities, including Day-Ahead, Real Time Balancing and Operating Reserves Markets, and Reliability Unit Commitment function.
Project Documentation: Markets Project Folder
Questions/Comments: Contact the Markets workstream.

Market Trials

Scope: Manage the Market Trials' execution, including defining Market Trials phases and testing scenarios, interacting wtih SPP market participants, providing support during the Trials' execution, and interacting with SPP market support and IT.
Project Documentation: Market Trials Project Folder.
Questions/Comments: Contact the Market Trials workstream (through RMS).

Portal

Scope: Implement a Marketplace Portal providing a single URL, with single sign-on, that members will use to access the user interface for member-facing apps.
Project Documentation: Portal Folder
Questions/Comments: Contact the Portal workstream

Readiness and Metrics

Scope: Manage market readiness capabilities related to Integrated Marketplace.
Project Documentation: Readiness and Metrics Project Folder
Questions/Comments: Contact the Readiness and Metrics workstream.

Registration

Scope: Manage the roll-out of the market registration process, and resulting model updates.
Project Documentation: Registration Project Folder
Questions/Comments: Contact the Registration workstream.

Regulatory and Tariff

Scope: Create and manage all necessary FERC and state filings related to the Integrated Marketplace.
Project Documentation: Regulatory and Tariff Project Folder
Questions/Comments: Contact the Regulatory and Tariff workstream.

Settlements

Scope: Implement the Settlements business and systems changes in support for Integrated Marketplace.
Project Documentation: Settlements Project Folder
Questions/Comments: Contact the Settlements workstream.

Training

Scope: Manage training capabilities related to Integrated Marketplace Program.
Project Documentation: Training Project Folder
Questions/Comments: Contact the Training workstream.

Transmission Congestion Rights (TCRs)

Scope: Implement the Transmission Congestion Rights business functionality and supporting systems.
Project Documentation: TCR Project Folder
Questions/Comments: Contact the TCR workstream.
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