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Term/Acronym Definition
QF Qualifying Facility
QSE Qualified Scheduling Entity
QSGR Quick Start Generation Resource
Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE)

A Market Participant that is qualified by ERCOT in accordance with Section 16, Registration and Qualification of Market Participants, for communication with ERCOT for Resource Entities and LSEs and for settling payments and charges with ERCOT.

    Master Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE)
    A QSE designated by Resource Entities owning or controlling a Generation Resource that has been split into two or more Split Generation Resources as set forth in Section 3.8.1, Split Generation Resources, that provides ERCOT data and dispatch on total Generation Resource basis in accordance with the Protocols.
Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE) Clawback Interval Any QSE-Committed Interval that is part of a contiguous block that includes at least one RUC-Committed Hour unless it is:
  1. QSE-committed in the COP and Trades Snapshot before the first RUC instruction for any RUC-Committed Hour in that contiguous block;

  2. Part of a contiguous block of a QSE-Committed Intervals, at least one of which was committed by the QSE in the COP and Trades Snapshot before the RUC instruction described in paragraph (a) above; or

  3. Part of a contiguous block of QSE-Committed Intervals, at least one of which is a RUC Buy-Back Hour.
Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE)-Committed Interval A Settlement Interval for which the QSE for a Resource has committed the Resource without a RUC instruction to commit it.
Qualifying Facility (QF) A qualifying small power production facility or qualifying cogeneration facility under regulatory qualification criteria as defined in 16 U.S.C.A. § 796(17)(C) and (18)(B).
Quick Start Generation Resource A Generation Resource that in its cold-temperature state can come On-Line within ten minutes of receiving ERCOT notice and has passed an ERCOT QSGR test that establishes an amount of capacity that can be deployed within a ten-minute period.