NOTICE DATE: February 13, 2021
NOTICE TYPE: M-A021321-01 Operations
SHORT DESCRIPTION: Notice of Railroad Commission of Texas Action on Operation of Gas Utility Systems
INTENDED AUDIENCE: QSEs representing Natural Gas Resources and Resource Entities with Potential Natural Gas Availability Issues
DAYS AFFECTED: February 12, 2021 – February 19, 2021
LONG DESCRIPTION: Yesterday evening, the Railroad Commission of Texas (Railroad Commission) held an emergency meeting to consider a reasonably unforeseen situation, namely the winter weather storm impacting the State of Texas. The Railroad Commission issued an emergency order temporarily modifying current natural gas utility curtailment priorities to ensure the protection of human needs customers – such action included elevating deliveries of gas to electric generation facilities to a higher priority. The Emergency Order is attached herein and a statement on the action is located at https://www.rrc.state.tx.us/news/021221-rrc-emergency-order/.
ERCOT provides this Notice for public awareness. ERCOT encourages Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs) with natural gas Resources or Resource Entities with potential natural gas availability issues read the Emergency Order and contact their appropriate gas utility providers for assistance.
CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact your ERCOT Account Manager. You may also call the general ERCOT Client Services phone number at (512) 248-3900 or contact ERCOT Client Services via email at ClientServices@ercot.com.
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Emergency Order 021221 FINAL Signed.pdf (Feb 13, 2021 – pdf)