webRegistry Phase 3 Cutover Date Scheduled for October 15, 2013

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North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) announce first Phase 3 cutover date of October 15, 2013, which will end in the retirement of the WECC Registry.

NAESB, WECC, and OATI have announced the first Phase 3 cutover date from the WECC Registry to the webRegistry for October 15, 2013.

Entities with Transmission Path and Adjacency Data registered in the WECC Registry must have all data reviewed and re-registered in OATI webRegistry prior to October 11, 2013 to be included in the active publication on October 15, 2013.

On October 15, 2013, the WECC Registry will be officially retired. Data re-registered before October 15, 2013 will be maintained in both the WECC Registry and OATI webRegistry until that date. This is part of the OATI webRegistry (Electric Industry Registry [EIR] implementation) Phase 3 transition.

OATI webRegistry Phase 3 will impact entities in the Western Interconnection, as well as those entities conducting business with the Western Interconnection. Application Service Providers who currently utilize the WECC Registry will also be impacted.

webRegistry Phase 3 also includes the retirement of the CSV and MDB publication file formats and transition to XML publication file format. This will impact all OATI webRegistry users currently relying on the CSV and MDB files. These activities will take place on October 29, 2013.

The NAESB owned EIR business process replaced the NERC TSIN registry business process in November 2012. The registry serves as the central repository for information within the electric industry. OATI webRegistry provides the functionality that implements the EIR business process. OATI is the NAESB chosen system administrator.

For any questions on how to re-register data in OATI webRegistry, please contact OATI Support at 763.201.2020 or support(at)oati(dot)net.

NAESB, formed in January 2002, is an independent and voluntary North American organization that develops and promotes the use of business practice and electronic communications standards for the wholesale and retail natural gas and electricity industries. NAESB's members include over 300 companies and organizations that participate actively in the retail and wholesale natural gas and electricity markets.

OATI provides innovative software solutions that simplify, streamline, and empower the operational tasks required in today’s energy commerce and Smart Grid. With more than 1,200 customers in North America, OATI successfully deploys large, complicated, and diverse mission-critical applications committed to industry standards and stringent NERC CIP guidelines.

OATI (http://www.oati.com) is a leading provider of Smart Grid, Energy Trading and Risk Management, Transmission Scheduling, Congestion Management, and Market Management products and services. OATI is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with an office in Redwood City, California. For more information, please contact sales(at)oati(dot)net.

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