Market Data Transparency

As a service to the market, ERCOT publishes helpful guides on how to use data extracts and applications. For descriptions of ERCOT extracts and reports, please refer to the ERCOT Market Information List (EMIL).

Accessing ERCOT technical documentation for applications, APIs, and services

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Data Definition Language (DDL) files are provided to Market Participants from ERCOT in order to create a database that can be used to store the data received in ERCOT extracts into their own environments.
Digital Certificate Security Information
This page contains root and intermediate certificates and public key information needed to interface with ERCOTs Test and Production environments.
ERCOT Public API Applications
This site provides details about ERCOT Data Portal website, release updates and frequently asked questions.
User Guides
Find helpful ERCOT guides on how to use various data extracts and applications.
XML Schema Definitions (XSD) files are used to define extracts provided in an Extensible Markup Language (XML) format.

Key Documents

Jan 3, 2023 - xlsx - 21 KB
Aug 11, 2020 - docx - 55.8 KB