Any entity that is or will be operating on the BPS in the ERCOT region as a Balancing Authority (BA), Reliability Coordinator (RC), or
Transmission Operator (TOP) is required to be certified per the processes outlined in the NERC Rules of Procedure, Section 500 and
Appendix 5A Organization Registration and Certification Manual, found on the
NERC Rules of Procedure page. This process ensures that an entity has
the tools, processes, training, and procedures to demonstrate their ability to meet the NERC Standards
and requirements applicable to the function(s) for which it is applying, thereby demonstrating the ability
to become certified and then operational.
To initiate the Texas RE certification process, the applicant will complete the New Entity Certification Application and send
to Texas RE Registration.
Upon receipt, Texas RE reviews the application, and if it is accepted, will establish a timeline, including deadlines, with the organization.
Once an entity successfully completes the required certification process based on its operating status, the entity
is deemed NERC-certified. The entity must commence operation within 12 months of certification.
If you have any questions concerning registration or certification, please
contact Texas RE Registration.