Registration and Qualification
Below are the documents needed to register and/or qualify in the ERCOT market as a: Congestion Revenue Right (CRR) Account Holder; Independent Market Information System Registered Entity (IMRE); Load Serving Entity (LSE); Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE); Resource Entity (RE); Transmission and/or Distribution Service Provider (TDSP).
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The holders of CRRs are entitled to receive compensation or be charged for congestion rents in the nodal market. Find CRR account holder registration forms here.
LSEs provide electric service to end-users and wholesale customers. Find competitive retailer registration forms for retail electric providers and munis and co-ops that wish to offer customer choice.
QSEs are qualified by ERCOT to submit balanced schedules, bid for ancillary services bids and settle payments. Find QSE registration forms here.
An RE owns or controls a generation resource or behaves as a load acting as a resource. Find resource entity registration forms here.
TDSPs own or operate equipment or facilities to transmit and/or distribute electricity. TDSP registration forms can be found here.
An Independent Market Information System Registered Entity (IMRE) is an entity that registers with ERCOT for the sole purpose of accessing the Market Information System Secure Area.
ERCOT evaluates Applicants and Counter-Parties for participation in the ERCOT administered market. Find credit documents here.
ERCOT Market Guide
An introductory guide to how the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) facilitates the competitive power market
(12/10/2010, doc, 2.9 MB)
ERCOT QSE and CRR AH Abbreviated Qualification Guide v4
(01/08/2015, doc, 109.5 KB)
Market Participant Agency Agreement
Required form to designate an agency to act on your behalf
(11/30/2010, doc, 45.5 KB)
Notice of Change of Affiliates
Form used by market participants to update, amend or correct registered information previously submitted to ERCOT regarding Affiliates.
(11/29/2012, doc, 78 KB)
Notice of Change of Information
Form used by market participants to update, amend or correct information (including contact information) previously submitted to ERCOT.
(10/02/2014, doc, 92.5 KB)
Notice of Change of Information - MIS Instructions
(11/07/2012, doc, 50 KB)
Notice of Change of Legal Name
Form used by market participants to update, amend or correct registered information previously submitted to ERCOT regarding Legal Name.
(11/02/2012, doc, 57 KB)
(06/29/2011, doc, 66.5 KB)
Standard Form Market Participant Agreement
Effective as of April 1, 2015
(01/06/2015, doc, 78 KB)
Standard Form Market Participant Agreement Amendment
(11/27/2012, doc, 37.5 KB)
Wide Area Network (WAN) Agreement
This agreement sets forth the terms, conditions and prices which ERCOT agrees to allow Participants to interconnect data transfer between ERCOT and Participants.
(04/26/2012, doc, 64.5 KB)