An entity registering with NERC is responsible for its own compliance with NERC Reliability Standards. Although it
may delegate certain tasks, it may not delegate its responsibility. A Generation Operator (GOP), Generation Owner (GO), Transmission Operator (TOP),
Transmission Owner (TO), or Distribution Provider (DP) may apply with Texas RE to become part of a Joint Registration Organization (JRO)
or Coordinated Functional Registration (CFR) agreement.
An entity executing a JRO takes responsibility for one or more functions on behalf of its members or related entities. Typical
examples of organizations that should consider a JRO are the joint action agency or the generation-and-transmission cooperative.
Parties to a CFR divide up their compliance responsibilities for NERC Standard(s) and/or
requirements related to a particular function.
Texas RE will review the JRO or CFR application and may request additional information. Approved
JROs and CFRs are registered with NERC and listed on NERC’s
Compliance Registry page.
Each year, the JRO and CFR points of contact must provide Texas RE with any changes to the JRO or CFR document.
Please see the
NERC Rules of Procedure, Section 500, specifically sections 507 and 508.
In the event of a violation of a NERC Reliability Standard or of a requirement/sub-requirement for which any entity of a CFR is registered, that entity shall be identified in the notice of
alleged violation and will be assessed the sanction or penalty in accordance with the NERC Sanctions Guidelines.
For questions about JROs/CFRs or other registration-related issues, please contact
Texas RE Registration.