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Regional Reliability Standards FAQs

Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE) encourages organizations in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region to get involved in the process of developing regional reliability standards. In this section, find answers to frequently asked questions about the process. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact Reliability Standards Manager External Link.

What is a regional reliability standard?

It is a reliability standard developed within Texas RE that goes beyond, adds detail to, or implements a NERC Reliability Standard, or covers matters not addressed in a NERC Reliability Standard. The Reliability Standards Committee reviews and recommends action on regional standards.

How do I request a regional standard?

A request for a regional standard is originated by completing a Standard Authorization Request (SAR) form (available on Regional Reliability Standards Development) that adequately defines the purpose, scope, impacted parties, and other relevant information of the requested standard. The completed SAR should be e-mailed to the Reliability Standards Manager External Link for initial review.

Who can request a regional standard?

Any entity impacted by the bulk power system within the geographical footprint of Texas RE  may request the development, modification, or deletion of a regional standard.

How can I follow what is happening with the SAR once it has been submitted?

A SAR is posted for public viewing on the Reliability Standards Tracking External Link site. From this point forward, any actions on the SAR are publicly tracked using this site.

Who can vote on a regional standard?

All members of the Texas RE Registered Ballot Body (RBB) are eligible to participate in voting on Regional Standards; however, only those members who have registered on the Reliability Standards Tracking site and have elected to be in the Ballot Pool associated with a particular Standard will be allowed to vote. For a detailed explanation of the voting mechanism used within Texas RE and how to become a RBB member and subsequent Ballot Pool member, please read the RBB procedures on Regional Reliability Standards Process.

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