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Registration and Qualification

!  As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, ERCOT has implemented a mandatory work-from-home policy for all ERCOT staff not required to be on-site to fulfill ERCOT’s functions. During this time, ERCOT will have reduced staff available to receive, distribute, and manage incoming postal mail, deliveries, and faxes on a daily basis. ERCOT strongly encourages Market Participants and others to submit written information to ERCOT via email, and submit necessary registration funds to ERCOT via wire transfer rather than by check.

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).

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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.
Credit
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.
Resource Entities
An RE owns or controls a generation resource or behaves as a load acting as a resource. Find resource entity registration forms here.
Resource Integration
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.

Key Documents

Notice of Change of Information (NCI)
The NCI was incorporated into Section 23 - Form E of the Protocols as part of NPRR836.
Nov 3, 2021 - docx - 47 KB
Nov 3, 2021 - docx - 46.7 KB
ERCOT Market Guide
An introductory guide to how the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) facilitates the competitive power market
Dec 10, 2010 - doc - 2.9 MB
Notice of Change of Affiliates
Form used by market participants to update, amend or correct registered information previously submitted to ERCOT regarding Affiliates.
Sep 25, 2017 - docx - 39.4 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.
Sep 25, 2017 - docx - 43.9 KB
Jun 29, 2011 - doc - 66.5 KB
Standard Form Market Participant Agreement
The Standard Form Market Participant Agreement can be found in Section 22 of the Protocols.
Standard Form Market Participant Agreement Amendment
The Standard Form Market Participant Agreement Amendment can be found in Section 22 of the Protocols.
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).
Aug 28, 2019 - docx - 15.8 KB
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