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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