Demand response provides the ERCOT market with valuable reliability and economic services by helping to preserve system reliability, enhancing competition, mitigating price spikes, and encouraging the demand side of the market to respond better to wholesale price signals.
In collaboration with market participants, ERCOT has developed demand response products and services for customers that have the ability to reduce or modify electricity use in response to instructions or signals. Loads may participate by offering directly into the ERCOT markets or indirectly by voluntarily reducing their energy usage in response to wholesale prices.
Emergency Response Service is now open to participation by certain generators.
The links below provide additional detail on these opportunities.
|ERS Supporting Information|
|Annual Report on ERCOT Demand Response|
View yearly report on demand response.
|Monthly ERCOT Demand Response from Pilot Projects|
View monthly response from pilot projects.
In This Section
Learn how a Load or aggregation of Loads, or certain types of generators, through their QSEs, can provide valuable response during a grid emergency.
Learn how a Load or aggregation of Loads, through a QSE, can qualify to provide Ancillary Services (Responsive Reserves, Nonspin Reserves, and/or Regulation Service) and participate in Security-Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED).
Loads may contract with their Load Serving Entity to receive financial benefits for responding to wholesale energy market prices.
DR & Price Response Survey Analysis Final Report_2013_2014
Public Version results of Demand Response survey and REP data analysis by Frontier Associates and ERCOT Staff
(12/02/2014, pdf, 694.4 KB)
Demand Response Data Definitions and Technical Specifications
Definitions for DR products for data collection and file format for REP data submission
(10/20/2015, doc, 145.5 KB)
Demand Response Providers
Inclusion on this list is voluntary and does not necessarily mean that an entity is qualified to provide Demand Response Services nor does it distinguish the active or inactive status of an entity.
(07/21/2015, xls, 31 KB)
ERCOT DR Attributes2
(03/11/2015, xls, 55 KB)
Load Participation in the ERCOT Nodal Market
A high-level preview of financial opportunities for reducing electric load in the ERCOT Texas Nodal market.
(04/23/2015, doc, 329 KB)
Nodal Load Workshop
(05/08/2008, ppt, 8.9 MB)