Data Product Details
The Data Product Details page provides details on an individual ERCOT market product. Explanations of each piece of information provided for the product can be found below.
Other products that share the same rules as the product as well as topics that are related to the product are listed for additional searching based on applicable rules and/or related topics.
Here are explanations of each piece of information provided.
The recipient for which the product is intended. Values pertain to the general public, Market Participants, stakeholder groups, external retail customers, and various committees and subcommittees. Examples...
- CP — Counter-Party
- CRRAH — Congestion Revenue Right Account Holder
- DSP — Distribution Service Provider
- External Retail Customer — Entity that purchases electricity for consumption
- IMRE — Independent Market Information System Registered Entity
- LSE — Load Serving Entity
- Public — Public Users
- PUCT — Public Utility Commission of Texas
- QSE — Qualified Scheduling Entity
- RE — Resource Entity
- REC — Renewable Energy Credit
- SPP – Settlement Point Prices
- Stakeholder — Identified stakeholder group
- TAC — Technical Advisory Committee
- TO — Transmission Operator
- TSP — Transmission Service Provider
The data delivery points. Examples...
- API – Application Program Interface used for programmatically downloading retail and nodal items.
- EWS – External Web Services used for programmatically submitting and downloading Nodal information and Get Report for all items with a report type ID.
- Citrix – Posting is available through a Citrix connection.
- Email – Provided via email.
- Public – Product is available to the public.
- Secure – Product is available only to registered Market Participants.
- Certified – Product is available only to a specific Market Participant.
The name of the Data Definition Language (DDL) file associated with the product. The DDL files are provided to Market Participants by 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 Role
The name of the role in the Market Participant Identity Management (MPIM) system required to access the product.
Indicator that the product has been identified to contain ERCOT Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (ECEII). If ‘Yes,’ access is restricted through the use of an ECEII-eligible Digital Certificate.
The unique identifier assigned to a product listed in the ERCOT Market Information List (EMIL).
EMIL Last Updated Date
Represents the last time the product information was updated on the EMIL.
An indication that the product can be found on the Market Information System (MIS) Extract Subscriber application. These items must be subscribed to in order to be generated and posted for the entity. Also allows entity to choose an output option for certain extracts and to unsubscribe from an extract previously subscribed to.
The file format associated with the product.
First Run Date
The first day the product was available.
The frequency for which the product is generated. Examples...
- Chron — Time-/date-driven items.
- Event — tems that are triggered by a precipitating event, such as Security-Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED), Supplemental Ancillary Services Market (SASM), or "As Needed" representing items such as a market change.
The market identifier. Examples...
- Exists - Modify — Product existed in Zonal Market and was modified for the Nodal Market.
- Exists - No Change — Product existed in the Zonal Market, and no changes were made for the Nodal Market.
The number of days the product is displayed on the ERCOT.COM, Market Information System (MIS) or available through External Web Services (EWS).
MIS Posting Location
An identification of any associated notice types, alert types, and if acknowledgement is required. Examples...
- Acknowledgement — Product is classified as an acknowledgement alert notification type.
- Advisory — Product is classified as an advisory alert notification type.
- Electronic — An electronic alert notification type.
- Email — Product is available via email.
- Emergency — Product is classified as an emergency alert notification type.
- Hotline — Product is related to a hotline call notification type.
- Notice — Product is classified as a notice alert notification type.
- Phone — Product is related to a phone call notification type.
- Watch — Product is classified as a watch alert notification type.
The type of product posting.
A brief overview describing the product.
The name of the product.
Report Type ID
The unique number assigned to a specific product used in the Get Report Retrieval.
Reference for the product's posting information, including Protocol Reference, Other Binding Document (OBD), PUCT Substantive Rule, or Market Guide.
The level of security assigned to an item. Examples...
- Public — Product is available to the Public.
- Secure — Product is available only to registered Market Participants.
- Certified — Product is available only to a specific Market Participant.
The product's status.
The name of the associated extract and report user guide containing information on the posting.
The name of the XML Schema Definition (XSD) file associated to the product. These files are used to define extracts provided in an Extensible Markup Language (XML) format. These files can be found on the ERCOT website.