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About Us

Headquartered in Austin, Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE) is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-approved Regional Entity for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region, as authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Texas RE is a Texas non-profit corporation.

Texas RE is authorized by its Delegation Agreement with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to do the following in the ERCOT region:

  • Develop, monitor, assess, and enforce compliance with NERC Reliability Standards.
  • Assess and periodically report on the reliability and adequacy of the bulk-power system.

In addition, Texas RE has been authorized by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and is permitted by NERC to investigate compliance with the ERCOT Protocols and Operating Guides, working with PUCT staff regarding any potential protocol violations.

Texas RE is independent of all users, owners, and operators of the bulk power system.

The regional entity functions and protocol compliance were previously performed by Texas Regional Entity, a functionally independent division of ERCOT. Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. took over all responsibilities of Texas Regional Entity on July 1, 2010.

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Texas RE Info Sheet
Quick facts about Texas RE
(Nov 25, 2014 , .pdf, 299 KB)

Texas RE Organization Chart
As of February 2015
(Feb 13, 2015 , .pdf, 36 KB)

2015 Texas RE Business Plan and Budget
(Nov 03, 2014 , .pdf, 561 KB)

2012-2015 Shared Business Planning and Budget Assumptions
This common set of business planning assumptions was developed by NERC and the eight Regional Entities.
(Apr 18, 2011 , .pdf, 109 KB)

Amended and Restated Delegation Agreement between NERC and Texas RE
Effective August 19, 2013
(Aug 20, 2013 , .pdf, 627 KB)

Bylaws - Current and Approved Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. Bylaws
Amended and Restated Bylaws approved by Texas RE Membership November 16, 2012 and approved by FERC June 12, 2013
(Jun 12, 2013 , .pdf, 327 KB)

Texas RE Standards Development Process
Texas RE Standards Development Process approved as Exhibit C of Amended and Restated Delegation Agreement and approved by FERC with an effective date of October 7, 2011.
(Aug 20, 2013 , .pdf, 245 KB)

Texas RE Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program
Texas RE CMEP approved as Exhibit D of Amended and Restated Delegation Agreement between NERC and Texas RE, effective August 19, 2013.
(Aug 20, 2013 , .pdf, 167 KB)

Texas RE Funding
Approved as Exhibit E of Amended and Restated Delegation Agreement between NERC and Texas RE, effective October 7, 2011.
(Aug 20, 2013 , .pdf, 37 KB)

Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. Certificate of Formation
Effective January 1, 2010
(Jun 15, 2010 , .pdf, 43 KB)

Antitrust Guidelines
(May 01, 2014 , .pdf, 1734 KB)

Antitrust Compliance Corporate Policy
(May 01, 2014 , .pdf, 1486 KB)

Ethics & Conflict of Interest Corporate Policy
(Jul 26, 2013 , .pdf, 1451 KB)

Confidentiality and Information Classification Corporate Policy
(May 01, 2014 , .pdf, 1516 KB)

Texas RE Strategic Plan for 2015
Texas RE Strategic Plan including Mission, Goals, and Objectives for 2015.
(Feb 24, 2015 , .pdf, 102 KB)
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