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Project #44650

Rulemaking Proceeding to Amend P.U.C. Subst. R. §25.503, Relating to Oversight of Wholesale Market Participants

Summary

The proposed amendments update the process used by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to meet its obligation to monitor compliance by market participants with the ERCOT wholesale market reliability-related requirements. The rule as originally adopted by the commission, required ERCOT to develop and submit for commission approval an internal process to monitor occurrences of non-compliance with the ERCOT Protocols that could impede ERCOT operations or represent a risk to system security. In response to this requirement, ERCOT staff developed the ERCOT Compliance Process. The Compliance Process was approved by the commission in 2006. The Compliance Process was originally overseen by the ERCOT Compliance Office (ERCOT Compliance). Based on developments since 2006, ERCOT Compliance was eliminated as part of ERCOT. The functions formerly overseen by ERCOT Compliance were assigned to the Texas Reliability Entity (Texas RE), which was formed as a stand-alone, Texas non-profit corporation in 2010. ERCOT and the Texas RE continue to follow the relevant portions of the ERCOT Compliance Process. It is necessary to amend §25.503 to reflect the changes that have occurred since the rule was adopted in 2004.

Staff Assigned

Tom Hunter
512-936-7280

Project Schedule

The adopted rules will be published on September 4, 2015 and effective on September 13, 2015.

Documents Available

Order adopting Amendment of §25.503 as Adopted at the August 14, 2015 Open Meeting | MSWord (.doc)

Proposal for Publication of Amendment of §25.503 as Approved at the May 21, 2015 Open Meeting | MSWord (.doc)