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25 TOC  Table of Contents 07/09/14
Subchapter A General Provisions
§ 25.1 Purpose and Scope of Rules. 03/12/03
§ 25.2 Cross-Reference Transition Provision. 05/07/98
§ 25.3 Severability Clause. 03/12/03
§ 25.4 Statement of Nondiscrimination. 03/12/03
§ 25.5 Definitions. 11/30/11
§ 25.6 Cost of Copies of Public Information. 06/12/12
§ 25.8 Classification System for Violations of Statutes, Rules, and Orders Applicable to Electric Service Providers. 10/17/06
Subchapter B Customer Service and Protection
§ 25.21 General Provisions of Customer Service and Protection Rules. 01/09/14
§ 25.22 Request for Service. 05/06/99
§ 25.23 Refusal of Service. 05/06/99
§ 25.24 Credit Requirements and Deposits. 05/06/99
§ 25.25 Issuance and Format of Bills. 01/06/10
§ 25.26 Spanish Language Requirements. 05/06/99
§ 25.27 Retail Electric Service Switchovers. 03/02/99
§ 25.28 Bill Payment and Adjustments. 01/09/14
§ 25.29 Disconnection of Service. 12/11/13
§ 25.30 Complaints. 05/06/99
§ 25.31 Information to Applicants and Customers. 05/06/99
§ 25.33 Prompt Payment Act. 10/03/10
§ 25.41 Price to Beat Rule. 04/23/03
§ 25.43 Provider of Last Resort (POLR). 02/12/14
§ 25.44 Privacy of Advanced Metering System Information. 05/07/14
Subchapter C Infrastructure and Reliability
§ 25.51 Power Quality. 06/11/98
§ 25.52 Reliability and Continuity of Service. 11/06/12
§ 25.53 Electric Service Emergency Operations Plans. 06/26/14
§ 25.54 Cease and Desist Order. 04/17/14
Subchapter D Records, Reports, and Other Required Information
§ 25.71 General Procedures, Requirements and Penalties. 06/28/00
§ 25.72 Uniform System of Accounts. 08/19/02
§ 25.73 Financial and Operating Reports. 06/28/00
§ 25.74 Report on Change in Control, Sale of Property, Purchase of Stock, or Loan. 10/11/11
§ 25.76 Gross Receipts Assessment Report. 06/28/00
§ 25.77 Payments, Compensation, and Other Expenditures. 09/08/98
§ 25.78 State Agency Utility Account Information. 09/08/98
§ 25.79 Equal Opportunity Reports. 07/30/00
§ 25.80 Annual Report on Historically Underutilitized Businesses. 07/30/00
§ 25.81 Service Quality Reports. 06/28/00
§ 25.82 Fuel Cost and Use Information. 09/08/98
§ 25.83 Transmission Construction Reports. 01/01/03
§ 25.84 Annual Reporting of Affiliate Transactions for Electric Utilities. 12/20/99
§ 25.85 Report of Workforce Diversity and Other Business Practices. 07/30/00
§ 25.88 Retail Market Performance Measure Reporting. 05/11/03
§ 25.89 Report of Loads and Resources. 06/28/00
§ 25.90 Market Power Mitigation Plans. 08/31/00
§ 25.91 Generating Capacity Reports. 08/31/00
§ 25.93 Wholesale Electricity Transaction Information. 11/21/11
§ 25.94 Report on Infrastructure Improvement and Maintenance. 01/03/10
§ 25.95 Electric Utility Infrastructure Storm Hardening. 07/13/10
§ 25.96 Vegetation Management. 01/02/13
Subchapter E Certification, Licensing and Registration.
§ 25.101 Certification Criteria. 05/07/14
§ 25.102 Coastal Management Program. 01/01/03
§ 25.105 Registration and Reporting by Power Marketers. 06/28/00
§ 25.107 Certification of Retail Electric Providers (REPs). 05/01/14
§ 25.108 Financial Standards for Retail Electric Providers Regarding the Billing and Collection of Transition Charges. 08/15/00
§ 25.109 Registration of Power Generation Companies and Self-Generators. 01/31/13
§ 25.111 Registration of Aggregators. 06/28/00
§ 25.113 Municipal Registration of Retail Electric Providers (REPs). 01/12/03
Subchapter F Metering
§ 25.121 Meter Requirements. 05/30/07
§ 25.122 Meter Records. 06/11/98
§ 25.123 Meter Readings. 05/30/07
§ 25.124 Meter Testing. 06/11/98
§ 25.125 Amendments Due to Non-Compliant Meters and Meter Tampering in Areas Where Customer Choice Has Not Been Introduced. 07/01/10
§ 25.126 Amendments Due to Non-Compliant Meters and Meter Tampering in Areas Where Customer Choice Has Been Introduced. 07/01/10
§ 25.127 Generating Station Meters, Instruments, and Records. 06/11/98
§ 25.128 Interconnection Meters and Circuit Breakers. 06/11/98
§ 25.129 Pulse Metering. 10/22/01
§ 25.130 Advanced Metering. 05/30/07
§ 25.131 Load Profiling and Load Research. 04/16/03
§ 25.132 Definitions. 07/01/10
§ 25.133 Non-Standard Metering Service. 09/01/13
Subchapter G Submetering
§ 25.141 Central System or Nonsubmetered Master Metered Utilities. 01/06/11
§ 25.142 Submetering for Apartments, Condominiums, and Mobile Home Parks. 06/10/13
Subchapter H Electrical Planning:
Division 1. Renewable Energy Resources and Use of Natural Gas
§ 25.172 Goal for Natural Gas. 12/29/99
§ 25.173 Goal for Renewable Energy. 01/02/09
§ 25.174 Competitive Renewable Energy Zones. 11/04/09
Electrical Planning:
Division 2. Energy Efficiency and Customer-Owned Resources
§ 25.181 Energy Efficiency Goal. 01/01/13
§ 25.183 Reporting and Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Program. 01/01/03
Subchapter I Transmission and Distribution
Division 1. Open- Access Comparable Transmission Service for Electrical Utilities in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas
§ 25.191  Transmission Service Requirements. 06/20/01
§ 25.192 Transmission Service Rates. 04/18/12
§ 25.193 Distribution Service Provider Transmission Cost Recovery Factors (TCRF). 10/25/10
§ 25.195  Terms and Conditions for Transmission Service. 06/20/01
§ 25.196  Standards of Conduct. 06/20/01
§ 25.198  Initiating Transmission Service. 06/20/01
§ 25.199  Transmission Planning, Licensing and Cost-Recovery for Utilities within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. 04/13/05
§ 25.200  Load Shedding, Curtailments, and Redispatch. 06/20/01
§ 25.202  Commercial Terms for Transmission Service. 06/20/01
§ 25.203  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). 06/20/01
Division 2. Transmission and Distribution Applicable to All Electric Utilities
§ 25.211 Interconnection of On-Site Distributed Generation (DG). 03/26/14
§ 25.212 Technical Requirements for Interconnection and Parallel Operation Of On-Site Distributed Generation. 12/21/99
§ 25.213 Metering for Distributed Renewable Generation and Certain Qualifying Facilities. 03/26/14
§ 25.214 Current Terms and Conditions of Retail Delivery Service Provided by Investor Owned Transmission and Distribution Utilities. Current tariff effective until January 14, 2015 09/01/13
§ 25.214 Amended Terms and Conditions of Retail Delivery Service Provided by Investor Owned Transmission and Distribution Utilities. Amended tariff effective on January 15, 2015 01/15/15
§ 25.215 Terms and Conditions of by a Competitive Retailer to the Delivery System of a Municipally Owned Utility or Electric Cooperative that has Implemented Customer Choice. 10/10/01
§ 25.216 Selection of Transmission Service Providers. 07/09/08
§ 25.217 Distributed Renewable Generation. 06/11/12
§ 25.221 Electric Cost Separation. 09/16/98
§ 25.223 Unbundling of Energy Services. 11/26/98
§ 25.227 Electric Utility Service for Public Retail Customers. 10/14/99
Subchapter J Costs, Rates and Tariffs
Division 1. Retail Rates.
§ 25.231 Cost of Service. 04/13/05
§ 25.232 Adjustment for House Bill 11, Acts of 72nd Legislature, First Called Special Session 1991. 03/01/99
§ 25.234 Rate Design. 07/05/99
§ 25.235 Fuel Costs. 07/05/99
§ 25.236 Recovery of Fuel Costs. 06/10/14
§ 25.237 Fuel Factors. 09/04/08
§ 25.238 Purchased Power Capacity Cost Recovery Factor (PCRF). 06/12/13
§ 25.239 Transmission Cost Recovery Factor for Certain Electric Utilities. 01/03/08
§ 25.240 Contribution Disclosure Statements in Appeals of Municipal Utility Rates. 03/10/99
§ 25.241 Form and Filing of Tariffs. 06/22/99
§ 25.242 Arrangements Between Qualifying Facilities and Electric Utilities. 01/08/09
§ 25.243 Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF). 10/13/11
§ 25.244 Billing Demand for Certain Utility Customers. 06/12/12
§ 25.251 Renewable Energy Tariff. 11/19/98
  Division 2. Recovery of Stranded Costs  
§ 25.261 Stranded Cost Recovery of Environmental Cleanup Costs. 10/01/00
§ 25.263 True-up Proceeding. 07/20/06
§ 25.264 Quantification of Stranded Costs of Nuclear Generation Assets. 06/12/03
§ 25.265 Securitization by River Authorities and Electric Cooperatives. 03/01/00
Subchapter K Relationships with Affiliates
§ 25.271 Foreign Utility Company Ownership by Exempt Holding Companies. 04/15/99
§ 25.272 Code of Conduct for Electric Utilities and Their Affiliates. 06/26/14
§ 25.273 Contracts between Electric Utilities and Their Competitive Affiliates. 12/20/99
§ 25.275 Code of Conduct for Municipally Owned Utilities and Electric Cooperatives Engaged In Competitive Activities. 03/28/01
Subchapter L Nuclear Decommissioning
§ 25.301 Nuclear Decommissioning Trusts. 06/18/98
§ 25.303 Nuclear Decommissioning Following the Transfer of Texas Jurisdictional Nuclear Generating Plant Assets. 10/26/04
§ 25.304 Nuclear Decommissioning Funding and Requirements for Power Generation Companies. 01/09/14
Subchapter M Competitive Metering.
§ 25.311 Competitive Metering Services. 05/30/07
Subchapter 0 Unbundling and Market Power
Division 1. Unbundling
§ 25.341 Definitions. 10/09/03
§ 25.342 Electric Business Separation. 10/09/03
§ 25.343 Competitive Energy Services. 07/11/05
§ 25.344 Cost Separation Proceedings. 02/09/00
§ 25.345 Recovery of Stranded Costs Through Competition Transition Charge (CTC). 02/09/00
§ 25.346 Separation of Electric Utility Metering and Billing Service Costs and Activities. 05/30/07
Division 2. Independent Organizations
§ 25.361 Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). 06/20/12
§ 25.362 Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Governance. 06/26/14
§ 25.363 ERCOT Budget and Fees. 07/15/14
§ 25.364 Decertification of an Independent Organization. 10/19/09
§ 25.365 Independent Market Monitor. 04/29/07
§ 25.366 Internet Broadcasting of Public Meetings of an Independent Organization. 02/04/10
Division 3. Capacity Auction
§ 25.381 Capacity Auctions. 07/31/03
Division 4. Other Market Power Issues
§ 25.401  Share of Installed Generation Capacity. 08/31/00
Division 5. Competition in Non-ERCOT Areas.
§ 25.421  Transition to Competition for a Certain Area Outside the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Region. 11/07/04
§ 25.422 Transition to Competition for Certain Areas within the Southwest Power Pool. 09/18/06
Subchapter P Pilot Projects
§ 25.431 Retail Competition Pilot Project. 09/03/00
Subchapter Q System Benefit Fund
§ 25.451 Administration of the System Benefit Account. 03/19/08
§ 25.453 Targeted Energy Efficiency Programs. 01/11/04
§ 25.454 Rate Reduction Program. 12/01/10
§ 25.455 One-Time Bill Payment Assistance Program. 01/22/08
§ 25.457 Implementation of the System Benefit Fee by the Municipally Owned Utilities and Electric Cooperatives. 03/19/08
Subchapter R Customer Protection Rules for Retail Electric Service.
§ 25.471 General Provisions of Customer Protection Rules. 01/09/14
§ 25.472 Privacy of Customer Information. 03/08/07
§ 25.473 Non-English Language Requirements. 03/08/07
§ 25.474 Selection of Retail Electric Provider. 11/28/11
§ 25.475 General Retail Electric Provider Requirements and Information Disclosures to Residential and Small Commercial Customers. 04/01/10
§ 25.476 Renewable and Green Energy Verification. 03/16/09
§ 25.477 Refusal of Electric Service. 06/01/04
§ 25.478 Credit Requirements and Deposits. 08/19/12
§ 25.479 Issuance and Format of Bills. 01/06/10
§ 25.480 Bill Payment and Adjustments. 01/09/14
§ 25.481 Unauthorized Charges. 03/08/07
§ 25.482 Prompt Payment Act. 10/03/10
§ 25.483 Disconnection of Service. 12/11/13
§ 25.484 Electric No-Call List. 07/02/06
§ 25.485 Customer Access and Complaint Handling. 03/08/07
§ 25.487 Obligations Related to Move-In Transactions. 08/04/03
§ 25.488 Procedures for a Premise with No Service Agreement. 03/08/07
§ 25.489 Treatment of Premises with No Retail Electric Provider of Record. 08/04/03
§ 25.490 Moratorium on Disconnection on Move-Out. 08/04/03
§ 25.491 Record Retention and Reporting Requirements. 11/03/09
§ 25.492 Non-Compliance with Rules or Orders; Enforcement by the Commission. 01/15/01
§ 25.493 Acquisition and Transfer of Customers from one Retail Electric Provider to Another. 03/08/07
§ 25.495 Unauthorized Change of Retail Electric Provider. 06/01/04
§ 25.497 Critical Load Industrial Customers, Critical Load Public Safety Customers, Critical Care Residential Customers, and Chronic Condition Residential Customers. 06/11/12
§ 25.498 Prepaid Service. 08/19/12
§ 25.500 Privacy of Advanced Metering System Information. 05/07/14
Subchapter S Wholesale Markets
§ 25.501 Wholesale Market Design. 04/18/12
§ 25.502 Pricing Safeguards in Markets Operated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. 08/12/10
§ 25.503 Oversight of Wholesale Market Participants. 11/08/12
§ 25.504 Wholesale Market Power in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Power Region. 09/13/06
§ 25.505 Resource Adequacy in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Power Region. 11/15/12
§ 25.507 Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Emergency Response Service (ERS). 04/12/12
§ 25.508 High System-Wide Offer Cap in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Power Region. 07/19/12
Appendices
Appendix I Cross Reference: Location of Rule Section in Chapter 23 to New Location in Chapter 25 or Chapter 26. 01/22/01
Appendix II Electric Commonly Used Acronyms. 01/13/03
Appendix III Records, Reports, and Other Information that May be Required. 02/12/14
Appendix IV Does not exist - the Tariff for Retail Electric Delivery Service can be found under Substantive Rule 25.214(d)(1).
Appendix V Tariff for Competitive Retailer Access of a Municipally Owned Utility or Electric Cooperative. 08/23/01