Regulatory Updates by Region

ERCOT Regulatory Highlights: August 2017

Regulatory update - Texas
Posted August 3, 2017

This month…

  • The PUC sets workshop to review the Price Formation paper filed by NRG/Calpine.
  • The acquisition of Oncor is spurring attention by Berkshire Hathaway and the Elliot Group.
  • ERCOT stakeholders debate funding for Congestion Revenue Rights.

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ERCOT Regulatory Highlights: July 2017

Regulatory update - Texas
Posted July 5, 2017

This month…

  • The PUC opens a project to review the Price Formation paper filed by NRG/Calpine.
  • Independent Market Monitor (IMM) Reviews State of the Market Report with the ERCOT Board.
  • Another motion for rehearing was filed in the acquisition of Oncor by NextEra.
  • The ERCOT Board approved the System Administration Fee for 2018 – 2019.

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ERCOT Regulatory Highlights: June 2017

Regulatory update - Texas
Posted June 5, 2017

This month…

  • ERCOT Independent Market Monitor releases 2016 State of the Market Report.
  • Calpine and NRG file whitepaper with market design proposals at PUC.
  • The RMR rulemaking continues. Next steps include incorporating comments and a final rule.
  • A motion for rehearing was filed in the acquisition of Oncor by NextEra.
  • ERCOT stakeholders began scoping the study for Real-Time Co-Optimization.
  • Stakeholders continue to discuss the NPRR introduced to change the load participation limitations for Responsive Reserve Service (RRS).
  • The 85th Session of the Texas Legislature has ended (for now).

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ERCOT Regulatory Highlights: May 2017

Regulatory update - Texas
Posted May 4, 2017

This month…

  • ERCOT Released the Final Summer Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy and the Capacity, Demand, and Reserves Report.
  • The RMR rulemaking continues. Next steps include comments on a proposal for publication.
  • The Commissioners rejected the acquisition of Oncor by NextEra.
  • ERCOT finalized its study on Multi-Interval Real-Time Markets and stakeholders began scoping the study for Real-Time Co-Optimization.
  • Stakeholders continue to discuss the NPRR introduced to change the load participation limitations for Responsive Reserve Service (RRS).
  • The 85th Session of the Texas Legislature continues and committees are meeting regularly

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ERCOT Regulatory Highlights: April 2017

Regulatory update - Texas
Posted April 7, 2017

This month…

  • Stakeholders continue to discuss the NPRR introduced to change the load participation limitations for Responsive Reserve Service (RRS).
  • The Emergency Response Service (ERS) proposed rule for adoption was approved by the PUC. 
  • The RMR rulemaking continues. Next steps include comments on a proposal for publication.
  • The Commissioners weighed in on the acquisition of Oncor by NextEra at the last open meeting.
  • ERCOT finalized its study on Multi-Interval Real-Time Markets and began scoping Real-Time Co-Optimization.
  • ERCOT Updated the Distributed Energy Resources Whitepaper.
  • The 85th Session of the Texas Legislature continues and committees are meeting regularly.

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ERCOT Regulatory Highlights: March 2017

Regulatory update - Texas
Posted March 1, 2017

This month…

  • ERCOT announces termination of the Reliability Must Run (RMR) contract with NRG.
  • ERCOT released the Spring Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy (SARA).
  • Stakeholders continue to discuss the NPRR introduced to change the load participation limitations for Responsive Reserve Service (RRS).
  • The Emergency Response Service (ERS) proposed rule for adoption was filed by PUC staff. 
  • The RMR rulemaking continues. Next steps include a proposal for publication.
  • The hearing for the acquisition of Oncor by NextEra took place in February.
  • The 85th Session of the Texas Legislature continues and committees are meeting regularly.

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ERCOT Regulatory Highlights: February 2017

Regulatory update - Texas
Posted February 9, 2017

This month…

  • An NPRR was introduced to change the load participation limitations for Responsive Reserve Service.
  • The Emergency Response Service (ERS) proposed rule for adoption was filed by PUC staff. 
  • The Reliability Must Run (RMR) rulemaking continues, a workshop was held in December.
  • The testimony and reply testimony for the acquisition of Oncor by NextEra has been filed.
  • The Texas Legislature convened January 10, 2017.
  • Texas PUC Issues Final Report On Alternative Ratemaking.

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ERCOT Regulatory Highlights: January 2017

Regulatory update - Texas
Posted January 6, 2017

This month…

  • ERCOT Released its December Capacity, Demand, and Reserves Report.
  • The ERCOT Board approved the 2017 Ancillary Service Methodology.
  • The Emergency Response Service (ERS) proposed rule was published and comments and reply comments have been filed.
  • The Reliability Must Run (RMR) rulemaking continues, a workshop was held in December.
  • The PUC approved Distributed Generation Interconnection rules.
  • The PUC set a schedule for the review of the acquisition of Oncor by NextEra.
  • The Texas Legislature convenes January 10, 2017.

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ERCOT Regulatory Highlights: December 2016

Regulatory update - Texas
Posted December 8, 2016

This month…

  • ERCOT is moving forward with different Reserve Margin Target options.
  • The Emergency Response Service (ERS) proposed rule comments were filed in November, reply comments were filed in early in December.
  • The Reliability Must Run (RMR) rulemaking continues, a workshop is scheduled for December.
  • The PUC continues to discuss Distributed Generation Interconnection rules.
  • The PUC set a schedule for the review of the acquisition of Oncor by NextEra.

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ERCOT Regulatory Highlights: November 2016

Regulatory update - Texas
Posted November 17, 2016

This month…

  • Reserve Margin Target options are back up for discussion at the PUC.
  • ERCOT Releases Winter Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy.
  • Commissioners approved a proposed rule for publication for Emergency Response Service (ERS) changes with comments due in December.
  • Numerous Reliability Must Run (RMR) items changed this month, including Board approval of new procedures and reconsideration of the NRG and Calpine RMR determinations.

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