Registration and Qualification
Below are the documents needed to register and/or qualify as a participant in the ERCOT market.
Market Participant types:
- 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).
In This Section
Congestion Revenue Rights Account Holder
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.
ERCOT evaluates Applicants and Counter-Parties for participation in the ERCOT administered market. Find credit documents here.
Independent Market Information System Registered Entity
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.
Load Serving Entities
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.
Qualified Scheduling Entities
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.
Guides Interconnecting Entities (IEs) and Resource Entities (REs) through the interconnection process for new or modified generation interconnections within the ERCOT system.
Transmission/Distribution Service Providers
TDSPs own or operate equipment or facilities to transmit and/or distribute electricity. TDSP registration forms can be found here.
Digital Certificate Opt-Out Request Form
This form is used by eligible Market Participants for requesting to opt-out of receiving Digital Certificates and appointing a User Security Administrator (USA).