Texas PUC Exec Director Issues $25,000 NOV Alleging City DSP Failed To Register As TO
The Executive Director of the Public Utility Commission of Texas has issued a Notice of Violation to the City of Bartlett, Texas, as the PUCT's Oversight and Enforcement Division Staff alleged that the City of Bartlett failed to comply with Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) Chapter 39, Subchapter D, related to Market Structure, Chapter 25, Subchapter S of the Commission's substantive rules, related to Oversight of Wholesale Market Participants, and ERCOT Nodal Operating Guide § 1.4, Relating to Transmission Operator (TO).
The NOV is not final, and the City may contest the NOV. Bartlett has the right to a hearing on the alleged occurrence of the violation or continuing violation, the amount of the sought penalty, or both the alleged occurrence of the violation or continuing violation and the amount of the penalty.
ERCOT Nodal Operating Guide § 1.4 states that every Transmission Service Provider or Distribution Service Provider in the ERCOT Region must either register as a TO or designate a TO as its representative with the authority to act on its behalf
Enforcement Staff alleged that Bartlett is a distribution service provider (DSP) pursuant to ERCOT Protocols § 2.1
Enforcement Staff alleged Bartlett failed to either register as a TO or designate a TO as its representative with the authority to act on its behalf.
Enforcement Staff is recommending an administrative penalty of $25,000.