Compliance in ERCOT

Market Participants in the ERCOT region are subject to both state and federal laws and regulations.

Market Participants that own or operate facilities that are part of the Bulk Electric System, as defined in federal law, are subject to oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE).

The following websites provide information about federal law requirements, including compliance and enforcement activities:

All ERCOT Market Participants are subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). The PUCT administers the Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA), and adopts and enforces rules pursuant to the authority granted in PURA. The PUCT also has oversight and enforcement authority over the ERCOT Protocols, Operating Guides, and Other Binding Documents. The PUCT has contracts with an Independent Market Monitor (16 T.A.C. §25.365) and a Reliability Monitor (16 T.A.C. §25.503) to assist with oversight and enforcement activities.

The following websites provide information about state law requirements, including compliance and enforcement activities:

For any questions, you can also email ERCOT Client Services (ClientServices@ercot.com) or the Compliance department (Compliance@ercot.com).