One approved Regional Standard is enforceable in the ERCOT Interconnection.
FERC approved Regional Standard BAL-001-TRE-1, Primary Frequency Response in the ERCOT Region, on January 16, 2014. This Regional Standard became effective on April 1, 2014.
Regional Reliability Standards provide for as much uniformity as possible relative to NERC Reliability Standards. The Regional Reliability Standards go beyond, add detail to, or implement NERC Reliability Standards, or cover matters not addressed in NERC Reliability Standards. Texas RE follows its approved Standards Development Process in the development of Regional Reliability Standards.
If you wish to request a Regional Reliability Standard, please complete a Standard Authorization Request (SAR) and send it to the Reliability Standards Manager.
The Members Representative Committee (MRC) reviews SARs and subsequent recommendations for the development, revision, or deletion of Regional Standards and variances. A Standard Drafting Team (SDT) then drafts the standard. Once drafted, a proposed Regional Standard or variance is approved by the MRC. Please see the Standards Development Process for more information.
On January 29, 2019, FERC approved the retirement of Regional Standard IRO-006-TRE-1: IROL and SOL Mitigation in the ERCOT Region. The standard was effective from July 1, 2012 until January 29, 2019.