Long-Term Solution Task Force
The Long-Term Solution Task Force (LTSTF), reporting to the Wholesale Market Subcommittee (WMS) and Reliability and Operations Subcommittee (ROS), has a mission of finding alternative solutions to the emergency interruptible service that is required by Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) Substantive Rule §25.507. The rule specifically requires the market participants to identify alternatives that are defined as long-term solutions. Any long-term solution must offer ERCOT the ability to avoid shedding firm load by bringing more resources online or curtailing load voluntarily.
In this context, the PUCT is interested in the following:
- Better price signals leading up to an Emergency Electric Curtailment Plan (EECP) event;
- Bringing more resources (both interruptible load and generation) online through existing ancillary services; and
- Examining the priorities set by transmission/distribution service providers when shedding firm load.