The ERCOT Frequently Asked Questions page provides a listing and search of
answers to common questions relating to the ERCOT ISO’s management of electric power operations and
facilitation of the wholesale and competitive retail markets.
Where answers to FAQs may relate to and reference Nodal Protocols, Other Binding Documents (OBDs),
Market Guides and other Stakeholder approved documents, current market rules take precedence. For
official protocol interpretation please use the
For a general overview of ERCOT’s role and responsibility as an Independent
System Operator (ISO) please refer to the
Please see the
section on ERCOT.com to access postings on a
variety of topics: the ERCOT market, operations and system planning; governance and oversight; ISOs and
RTOs; emergency response; and Texas energy issues.