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Fri, Oct 01, 2021 03:37 PM

M-E100121-01 ERCOT Membership Application for 2022 Membership Year Now Available


NOTICE DATE: October 1, 2021

NOTICE TYPE: M-E100121-01 General

SHORT DESCRIPTION: ERCOT Membership Application for 2022 Membership Year Now Available

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Entities interested in becoming 2022 ERCOT Members

DAYS AFFECTED: November 12, 2021

LONG DESCRIPTION: On October 1, 2021, ERCOT distributed the ERCOT Membership Application and Agreement (Application) for the 2022 Membership Year via email to all 2021 ERCOT Members. The Application for the 2022 Membership Year may be found on the Membership page of the ERCOT website at http://www.ercot.com/about/governance/members.  Market Participants may become, but are not required to be, ERCOT Members, subject to the requirements of the ERCOT Bylaws.  A Member Applicant may join as a Corporate, Associate or Adjunct Member.  Corporate Membership includes the right to vote on matters submitted to the general Membership, such as election of Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Representatives and members of TAC subcommittees, and amendments to the Certificate of Formation and the ERCOT Bylaws.

ERCOT Membership terms are for no more than one Membership Year and do not renew automatically. The 2022 Membership Year begins on January 1, 2022, and ends on December 31, 2022.  In order to become an ERCOT Member for the 2022 Membership Year, an authorized representative of the applying entity must complete and sign the Application, pay the applicable Annual Member Dues required by ERCOT Bylaws Section 3.4, and receive electronic confirmation of approval from ERCOT. 

As a result of the Coronavirus-19 pandemic, ERCOT has reduced staff available onsite to receive, distribute, and manage incoming postal mail, deliveries, faxes on a daily basis. As such, ERCOT requests submission of all Annual Member Dues by wire transfer.  Contact ERCOT at membership@ercot.com for electronic funds transfer instructions. Annual Member Dues are payable as follows:

Member Category

Annual Dues ($)

Corporate (General) – Voting

2,000

•       Residential Consumer - Corporate

100

•       Office of Public Utility Counsel - Corporate

Complimentary

•       Appointed Residential Consumer TAC Rep. -    Corporate

Complimentary

•       Commercial Consumer – Corporate

100

Associate (General) – Non-voting

500

•       Residential Consumer – Associate

50

•       Commercial Consumer – Associate

50

Adjunct – Non-voting

500

 

Any Member may request that the Member’s Annual Member Dues be waived for good cause shown.  Annual Member Dues are not prorated even if Membership is approved by ERCOT after the 2022 Membership Year has begun.

The announcement of the members of TAC for the 2022 year will occur at the Fifty-first Annual Membership Meeting on December 14, 2021 (Annual Meeting). In accordance with the ERCOT Bylaws, the Record Date for 2022 ERCOT Corporate Members to vote on matters brought before the Corporate Members at the Annual Meeting is Friday, November 12, 2021. Your entity would have to be approved in writing by ERCOT as a Corporate Member for the Membership Year 2022 no later than the Record Date of November 12, 2021, in order to cast votes at the Annual Membership Meeting on December 14, 2021.

Given that the Application must be reviewed by ERCOT for approval, those interested in applying for Membership should do so well in advance of November 12, 2021, to avoid potential delays that could affect the start date of Membership (such as questions related to Segment eligibility and requests for additional information). For the above-stated reasons in connection with the Coronavirus-19 pandemic, ERCOT requests submission of all signed Applications for the 2022 Membership Year by email to Membership@ercot.com.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For more information or to obtain a copy of the ERCOT Bylaws and Certificate of Formation, please visit ERCOT’s website at http://www.ercot.com/about/governance.  Other related Membership information, including the Application form, is posted on the Membership page of the ERCOT website at http://www.ercot.com/about/governance/members.

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.

If you are receiving email from a public ERCOT distribution list that you no longer wish to receive, please follow this link in order to unsubscribe from this list: http://lists.ercot.com.

 

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