Reliability Must Run should require ERCOT Board approval, several NRG Energy subsidiaries said in comments to the Texas PUC concerning an RMR rulemaking
“Market participants in ERCOT are exposed to unexpected and likely significant costs under any RMR agreement. Given the significant impact of RMR service on the market and consumers, NRG Companies believe that the ERCOT Board of Directors should directly evaluate and approve all RMR agreements. Expedited review and approval by the ERCOT Board may be required based on the urgency of the reliability situation, but this can be accommodated as provided in ERCOT procedures as necessary,” NRG said.
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