Align is an ERO Enterprise common platform developed to support compliance monitoring and enforcement (CMEP) activities and business processes. The tool provides a standardized and consistent interface for entities conducting CMEP activities. The Align rollout consists of four releases. Access Align directly here.

All entities seeking to access Align and/or the ERO Secure Evidence Locker (SEL) need to register for an ERO Portal account and complete the steps for Multi-Factor Authentication that automatically appear when attempting to log into the ERO Portal for the first time. Each registered entity’s Primary Compliance Contact (PCC) is responsible for approving access requests for their respective entity via the ERO Portal. If you have any questions or issues concerning your ERO Portal account, please submit a support ticket here.

    The ERO Secure Evidence Locker (SEL) is a highly secure, isolated, encrypted environment that is subject to file destruction policies and serves as a temporary repository to upload evidence. Organizations may use the ERO provided SEL environment or develop their own. If your organization is planning to build an SEL, please contact Texas RE at or

    Registered Entity SEL Resources

    Effective March 31, 2021, all Texas RE and Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) registered entities began submitting new Self-Reports and Self-Logs in the Align system and uploading all evidence  into the ERO Secure Evidence Locker (SEL) or Registered Entity SEL (must be certified and approved by the ERO Enterprise). Entities participating in the Coordinated Oversight program will go live per the schedule of the assigned Lead Regional Entity (LRE).

    Descriptions of each release are described below.

    Release 1 Functionality

    • Create and submit Self-Reports and Self-Logs
    • Create and manage mitigating activities and Mitigation Plans
    • Generate a report of Standards and Requirements applicable to your entity
    • Receive notifications and view dashboards on new/open action items
    • Manage user access for your specific entity
    • Receive and respond to Requests for Information
    • View and track Open Enforcement Actions

    Release 2 Functionality

    • Technical Feasibility Exceptions (TFE)
    • Periodic Data Submittals (PDS)
    • Self-Certifications
    • Additional enhancements identified from Align Release 1 as needed

    Release 3 Functionality

    • Compliance Audits
    • Spot Checks
    • Scheduling and tracking
    • Compliance Investigations
    • Additional enhancements identified from Align releases as needed

    Release 4 Functionality

    • Enhancements to audits, spot checks, and scheduling functionality

    Release 4.5 Functionality

    • Inherent Risk Assessment
    • Compliance Oversight Plan

    To assist in the transition to Align and the SEL, the ERO has developed and planned a range of training resources and events, with more to be introduced as the functionality of Align expands. To receive all Texas RE training updates, subscribe to the Texas RE Information mailing list.

    Release 1 Training

    Presentation | Recording

    On January 28, 2021, an overview of the upcoming Align Release 1 training was provided during a Talk with Texas RE.

    On March 23, 2021, an update was provided to prepare registered entities for the Align Release 1 and ERO SEL go live date during a Talk with Texas RE.

    On May 11, 2021, an update on the implementation of Align Release 1 and the SEL were provided during a Talk with Texas RE.

    Release 2 Training

    Align Release 2 PDS Training | Recording
    Align Release 2 TFE and Self-Certification Training | Recording

    Release 3 Training

    Align Release 3 Training | Recording

    Release 4 & 4.5 Training

    Align Release 4 & 4.5 Training | Recording

    Align Training Resources

    Release 2 Training Guides

    Release 3 Training Guide

    Stay Informed

    For more information on Align, please visit the Align page and Align FAQs