Retail Market Test Flight Information

Testing is required for new competitive retailers (CRs) and transmission/distribution service providers (TDSPs) entering the Texas retail market, as well as for any current market participant entering a new service territory, testing an additional business functionality or adding another entity to its business umbrella.


Current Flight Registration Information
Flight Dates Flight 1019: September 17, 2019 - October 21, 2019
Application Deadline August 21, 2019 5:00 PM CPT
Registration Deadline September 11, 2019 5:00 PM CPT
Comments Flight tests for Texas Standard Electronic Transaction (SET) Version 4.0.
See registration information below for mandatory steps to be completed prior to flight Application deadline. All steps must be completed and successfully processed by ERCOT before the registration deadline.

Registration Information

The following steps must be completed before the Application deadline:

  • Apply for and receive a Dun and Bradstreet number
  • Submit the appropriate registration form to ERCOT
  • If registering as a CR, submit the ERCOT application fee with the registration form 
  • If registering as a retail electric provider (REP), apply for REP certification with the Public Utility Commission of Texas 
  • For more information, send an e-mail to