Public Utility Commission of Texas

Project #45124

Rulemaking Regarding DC Ties Pursuant to SB 933, Municipally Owned Utilities Pursuant to SB 776, and Non-ERCOT Utilities Pursuant to HB 1535 of the 84th Legislature (R.S.); and Competitive Renewable Energy Zones


The purpose of this rulemaking is to comport the Commission's rules to legislative changes resulting from SB 776, SB 933, and HB 1535 of the 84th Legislature, Regular Session, with respect to revising the process for Certificates of Convenience and Necessity ("CCNs") for DC ties, municipally-owned utilities, and non-ERCOT utilities. In addition, this rulemaking will also consider modifications to the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) rule.

Staff Assigned

Kristin Abbott

Matthew Arth

Kevin Mathis

Constance McDaniel Wyman

Project Schedule

The adopted rule will be published on July 1, 2016 and will be effective on July 5, 2016.

Documents Available

Order Adopting Amendments to §§25.101, 25.174, and 25.192 As Approved At the June 9, 2016 Open Meeting
Proposal for Publication of Amendments to §§25.101, 25.174, and 25.192 As Approved At the February 11, 2016 Open Meeting
Updated Rulemaking Planner - December 15, 2015
Workshop Agenda - November 12, 2015
Staff Strawman Rules