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Agenda. Welcome And Introductions Texas TDSPs. AEP – Mike Rozsa CenterPoint Energy – Bob Frazier Oncor – Donny Helm TNMP – Gary Kessler PUCT – Christine Wright AMIT – Team Members Delivery Team TDSP Project Manager – Andrea O’Flaherty Delivery Team IBM Project Manager – Martin Jones

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  • AEP – Mike Rozsa

  • CenterPoint Energy – Bob Frazier

  • Oncor – Donny Helm

  • TNMP – Gary Kessler

  • PUCT – Christine Wright

  • AMIT – Team Members

  • Delivery Team TDSP Project Manager – Andrea O’Flaherty

  • Delivery Team IBM Project Manager – Martin Jones

  • Delivery Team Portal User Interface Lead – Bob Torres



Why We Are Here

Texas TDSPs


Why We Are Here

Show work culminating from several years of collaborative efforts:

2007 – PUCT AMIT Project #34610

Address Implementation Of Various Advanced Meter-Related Projects

Web Portal – Access To Customer Meter Data

Home Area Network (HAN)

ERCOT Settlement

Customer Education

AMIT #34610 Projects

Project 1 – Interim Settlement

Project 2 – Web Portal

Project 3 – ERCOT Settlement

Project 4 – Home Area Network (HAN)

Project 5 – Retail Market Interface

Project 6 -- Education


Why We Are Here

Provide status to the Market

Show progress to date

Demonstrate portal user experience


Achieving Market Goals


The Texas Common Portal

Texas TDSPs


Achieving Market Goals

AMIT #34610 Objectives

Provide An Environment In Which The Customer Can Make An Informed Decision Regarding Consumption

Support Consumer’s Ability To Reduce Or Shift Energy Consumption

Improve Meter Data Transport Between TDU’s, ERCOT, REP’s

Improve Wholesale Settlement Processes

Consumer Education

Implement A Common Web Portal

Standardize Meter And In-Home Device Communications

Define Retail Market Interfaces


Guiding Principles


Empowering the Consumer

Ease of Use


Consumer Demand Controls (HAN)

Load Control

Project progress to date

  • December 18, 2008 – RFP issued to twelve qualified vendors

  • March 20, 2009 – Conducted selection process and notified winning vendor - IBM

  • March/April 2009 – Negotiated contracts, including a Texas Based Call Center and Data Center.

  • April 8, 2009 – Conducted project kicked-off for Macro Design of M1, M2, and M3 requirements

    • Completed eight week Macro Design Phase

    • Produced architectural and business functionality blue print

    • Blue print supports design and development of M1, M2 and M3

  • June 1, 2009 – Began Micro Design phase for M1

    • Ten weeks in duration

    • Develops detailed design packages for all components of solution

    • Deliverables will be utilized for building and testing

Project Progress To Date

Project progress to date1

  • May 21, 2009 – Issued Macro Design Security Audit RFP to eight qualified vendors

  • June 5, 2009 – Selected and notified winning vendor - EnerNex

  • June 8 – 19, 2009 – Conducted Macro Design Security Audit by outside security firm.

    • Scope focused on public web portal access, authentication services, portal registration, data storage, data volume transfers, data access, data privacy, identity management, and audit controls.

    • Produced detailed audit report identifying items that were good security features in the design, identified items to be added, and future security measures throughout the development, testing and deployment life cycle.

  • June 2009 – Integrated Security Audit findings into solution design as appropriate

  • June 2009 – Began scoping and designing for HAN functionality

Project Progress To Date


Release Timeline

Project Team

Release schedule
Release Schedule

M1, M2 and M3

Macro Design

M1 Micro Design

M1 Build/Unit Test

M1 System and Integration Test

M1 User Acceptance Test

M1 Operability


M1 Data Migration

and Implementation

H2 Design, Develop, and Deployment

(TBD – Target May 2010)

M2 Design, Develop, and Deployment

(TBD – Target May 2010)

M3 Design, Develop, and Deployment

(TBD – Target August 2010)

H3 Design, Develop, and Deployment



Texas Common Web Portal

User Experience


Project Team

This is a design deliverable for the user experience that will assist in confirming the user interface design is correct and will ensure the development team completes an accurate build


Question and Answer


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