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Texas Wholesale Market Design 2022 - Blueprint

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Check out publicly available summary describing the 2022 Blueprint for ERCOT Market Design, available on the Commission Website in Docket 52373.   This is an open docket in which you can file comments at any time on the Blueprint and related issues to provide views and guidance on the proposals that will reshape the Texas retail and wholesale market. 


Blueprint Outline:

Phase I - Enhancements to the Current Market Design

Improving price signals and operational reliability

Enhancing Ancillary Services

Additional tasks: The Commission will open rulemaking proceedings and other projects to request technical feedback and provide rate recovery of reasonable and necessary distribution voltage reduction costs and review DG interconnection procedures

Phase II - Market Design Proposals

Load-Side Reliability Mechanism

Backstop Reliability Service

Hybrid Models

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Matt Chester on Feb 1, 2022

Thanks for sharing, Arushi-- are there any particular parts of this outline or the implications of the outline that stand out to you as noteworthy? 

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Arushi Sharma Frank on Feb 1, 2022

Phase II seems to have the most unknowns. Texas doesn't have a capacity market, so there is a need to ascertain if the state can conform with recent legislative mandates through alternative resource adequacy mechanisms.  One of the harder elements is how capacity from different technologies should be accredited under such a proposal.  

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