Real-Time Co-Optimization

At the direction of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), ERCOT has completed its assessments of the costs and benefits associated with the implementation of Real-Time Co-optimization (RTC) of energy and ancillary services. In June 2018, the Independent Market Monitor (IMM) for the ERCOT wholesale electricity market released a report that includes its evaluation of the impacts of RTC on the ERCOT market. ERCOT also released a study showing some additional impacts of RTC to supplement the IMM report.

To help stakeholders better understand the impacts of adding Real-Time Co-optimization of energy and ancillary services in the ERCOT market, ERCOT and the IMM created an online repository of questions and responses, comments and the software and data used to compile the RTC assessment in accordance with PUC Project No. 48540.