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Chapter 25 Rules
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25 TOC  Chapter 25 Table of Contents 05/15/24
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.  06/01/22
§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. 05/15/24
Subchapter B Customer Service and Protection
§25.21 General Provisions of Customer Service and Protection Rules. 01/19/14
§25.22 Request for Service. 05/06/99
§25.23 Refusal of Service. 05/06/99
§25.24 Credit Requirements and Deposits. 03/10/16
§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. 04/26/23
§25.31 Information to Applicants and Customers. 07/19/23
§25.33 Prompt Payment Act. 10/03/10
§25.41 Price to Beat Rule. 05/13/18
§25.43 Provider of Last Resort (POLR). 11/23/22
§25.44 Privacy of Advanced Metering System Information. 05/07/14
§25.45 Low-Income List Administrator. 07/04/19
Subchapter C Infrastructure and Reliability
§25.51 Power Quality. 06/11/98
§25.52 Reliability and Continuity of Service. 12/20/21
§25.53 Electric Service Emergency Operations Plans. 03/20/22
§25.54 Cease and Desist Orders. 04/17/14
§25.55 Weather Emergency Preparedness. 10/20/22
§25.57 Power Outage Alert Criteria. 06/15/22
§25.62 Transmission and Distribution System Resiliency Plans. 02/08/24
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
§25.97 Line Inspection and Safety. 03/05/20
Subchapter E Certification, Licensing and Registration.
§25.101 Certification Criteria. 12/20/22
§25.102 Coastal Management Program. 01/01/03
§25.105 Registration by Power Marketers. 04/26/23
§25.107 Certification and Obligations of Retail Electric Providers (REPs). 04/26/23
§25.108 Financial Standards for Retail Electric Providers Regarding the Billing and Collection of Transition Charges. 08/15/00
§25.109 Registration by Power Generation Companies and Self-Generators. 04/26/23
§25.111 Registration of Aggregators. 06/28/00
§25.112 Registration of Brokers. 05/24/20
§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 Adjustments Due to Non-Compliant Meters and Meter Tampering in Areas Where Customer Choice Has Not Been Introduced. 07/01/10
§25.126 Adjustments 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. 05/11/20
§25.131 Load Profiling and Load Research. 04/16/03
§25.132 Definitions. 07/01/10
§25.133 Non-Standard Metering Service. 05/11/20
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 Renewable Energy Credit Program. 01/01/24
§25.174 Competitive Renewable Energy Zones. 07/05/16
Electrical Planning:
Division 2. Energy Efficiency and Customer-Owned Resources
§25.181 Energy Efficiency Goal. 04/04/19
§25.182 Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Factor. 04/04/19
§25.183 Reporting and Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Programs. 04/04/19
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. 12/20/22
§25.193 Distribution Service Provider Transmission Cost Recovery Factors (TCRF). 10/25/10
§25.195  Terms and Conditions for Transmission Service. 03/07/24
§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). 01/05/17
§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 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 Access 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
§25.218 Middle Mile Broadband Service. 04/21/22
§25.219 Terms and Conditions of Access by a Competitive Retailer to the Delivery System of a Municipally Owned Utility or Electric Cooperative that Implements Customer Choice after May 1, 2023. 04/12/23
§25.221 Electric Cost Separation. 09/16/98
§25.223 Unbundling of Energy Services. 11/26/98
Subchapter J Costs, Rates and Tariffs
Division 1. Retail Rates.
§25.231 Cost of Service. 07/19/23
§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 Recover Factor (PCRF). 07/19/23
§25.239 Transmission Cost Recovery Factor for Certain Electric Utilities. 01/03/08
§25.240 Contribution Disclosure Statements in Appeals of Municipal Utility Rates. 07/19/23
§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
§25.245 Rate-Case Expenses. 08/26/14
§25.246 Rate Filing Standards and Procedures for Non-ERCOT Utilities. 07/31/16
§25.247 Rate Review Schedule. 11/28/18
§25.248 Generation Cost Recovery Rider. 07/28/20
§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. 07/19/23
§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. 07/19/23
§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. 05/13/18
§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
§25.367 Cybersecurity Monitor. 06/04/20
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. 05/13/18
Subchapter R Customer Protection Rules for Retail Electric Service.
§25.471 General Provisions of Customer Protection Rules. 01/06/22
§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. 03/08/17
§25.475 General Retail Electric Provider Requirements and Information Disclosures to Residential and Small Commercial Customers. 01/06/22
§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. 05/13/18
§25.479 Issuance and Format of Bills. 01/06/22
§25.480 Bill Payment and Adjustments. 05/13/18
§25.481 Unauthorized Charges. 03/08/07
§25.482 Prompt Payment Act. 10/03/10
§25.483 Disconnection of Service. 07/19/23
§25.484 Electric No-Call List. 07/02/06
§25.485 Customer Access and Complaint Handling. 04/26/23
§25.486 Customer Protections for Brokerage Services. 07/19/23
§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. 05/13/18
§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. 04/26/23
§25.497 Critical Load Industrial Customers, Critical Load Public Safety Customers, Critical Care Residential Customers, and Chronic Condition Residential Customers. 05/13/18
§25.498 Prepaid Service. 01/06/22
§25.499 Acknowledgement of Risk Requirements for Certain Commerical Contracts. 01/06/22
§25.500 Privacy of Advanced Metering System Information. 05/07/14
Subchapter S Wholesale Markets
§25.501 Wholesale Market Design for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. 04/18/12
§25.502 Pricing Safeguards in Markets Operated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. 12/05/19
§25.503 Oversight of Wholesale Market Participants. 03/04/21
§25.504 Wholesale Market Power in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Power Region. 05/15/24
§25.505 Resource Adequacy Reporting Requirements in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Power Region.  05/11/22
§25.506 Publication of Resource and Load Information in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Power Region. 05/11/22
§25.507 Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Emergency Response Service (ERS). 08/04/22
§25.509 Scarcity Pricing Mechanism for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Power Region. 12/20/23
§25.510 Texas Energy Fund In-ERCOT Generation Loan Program. 04/23/24
§25.511 Texas Energy Fund Completion Bonus Grant Program 05/15/24
§25.515 Texas Backup Power Package Advisory Committee. 11/23/23
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. 05/15/24
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