Qualified Scheduling Entities
Qualified scheduling entities (QSEs) submit bids and offers on behalf of resource entities (REs) or load serving entities (LSEs) such as retail electric providers (REPs).
QSEs are able to submit offers to sell and/or bids to buy energy in the Day-Ahead Market and the Real-Time Market. The QSE is also responsible for submitting a Current Operating Plan for all resources it represents and offering or procuring Ancillary Services as needed to serve their represented load. QSEs are responsible for settling financially with ERCOT. For more information on the basics of the Nodal Market, please see the Market Guide.
Parties interested in registering as QSEs in ERCOT should begin by downloading the QSE Qualification Guide posted below.
Declaration of Subordinate QSEs
Form used by QSE to partition itself into Sub-QSEs
(01/27/2014, doc, 69 KB)
ERCOT Creditworthiness Standards
Required credit standards for qualified scheduling entities and others.
(01/08/2014, pdf, 25.9 KB)
ERCOT QSE and CRR AH Abbreviated Qualification Guide v4
(01/08/2015, doc, 109.5 KB)
ICCP Interim Update Request v1.0
(01/07/2011, doc, 116 KB)
QSE Acknowledgement Form
Acknowledgement by QSE that it represents the market participant applicant for scheduling and settlement transactions with ERCOT
(11/30/2010, doc, 50 KB)
QSE Agency Agreement
Form used to establish an agreement between QSEs
(11/30/2010, doc, 49.5 KB)
QSE Application for Registration
Form used to register with ERCOT as a QSE
(01/23/2014, doc, 328.5 KB)
QSE Qualification and Testing Guide 2.2
(11/04/2011, doc, 2.2 MB)