While noting that the new fee has been justified by ERCOT, Commissioner Kenneth Anderson urged ERCOT to manage its budget requests such that it avoids “double digit” percentage fee increases, which must be managed by market participants, in the future by updating IT infrastructure (a major driver of the change) on a more regular cycle that would provide for smaller but more frequent changes in the fee.
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