On June 8, 2022, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (“Commission”) filed a memo from its Infrastructure Division requesting that electric utilities, power generation companies, municipally owned utilities, and electric cooperatives (“Entities”) operating outside of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”) provide to Commission Staff unredacted copies of their Emergency Operations Plans (“EOP”). Entities that operate both outside of the ERCOT power region and in the ERCOT power region, and entities that operate solely in the ERCOT power region and have already provided an unredacted EOP to ERCOT (as required by the Emergency Operations Plan rule (16 TAC §25.53), are not required to provide the Staff an unredacted EOP.
Affected entities must physically provide their EOP to the Commission and must, beforehand, coordinate directly with the Commission via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The coordinating information sent to the Commission via email must include: the contact who will provide to the Commission the unredacted EOP, the format in which the EOP will be provided to the Commission i.e., paper or electronic on USB, and specify the length of the unredacted EOP.
The full unredacted EOP must be provided to the Commission between June 13, 2022 and June 24, 2022.
If you have any questions about filing the EOP with the Commission, please contact Husch Blackwell’s Energy Regulatory team.