Find information in this section about Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE) monitoring of compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) Reliability Standards and Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Protocols and Operating Guides.
Maintaining the reliability of the bulk power system is necessary to ensure a robust competitive marketplace for electricity and protect the health, welfare, and safety of the public. Failure to comply with federal and regional reliability standards and ERCOT protocols could place markets and end-use customers at risk and jeopardize the security of the interconnected electric system.
Actively monitored NERC Reliability Standards and ERCOT Protocols will be assessed through spot checks and scheduled audits. Texas RE also requires that registered entities self-certify compliance with certain NERC standards. Some NERC standards and ERCOT Protocols will not be actively assessed, but may be investigated after a triggering event or complaint.
Texas RE strongly encourages self-reporting of non-compliance and the development of responsive mitigation plans.