On December 23, 2022, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued an emergency order, pursuant to section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act, to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), authorizing specific electric generating units (resource list) located within the ERCOT area to operate at their maximum generation output levels due to ongoing extreme weather conditions and to preserve the reliability of bulk electric power system. The order is in effect until December 25, 2022, at 10 a.m. CST.

ERCOT’s application, DOE’s order, and other supplemental materials are below.

ERCOT 202(c) Order 

ERCOT 202(c) Request 

ERCOT 202(c) Specified Resources

ERCOT 202(c) Specified Resources (Updated 12-24-22 9AM CST)

ERCOT 202(c) Specified Resources (Updated 12-24-22 9PM CST)

ERCOT 202(c) Specified Resources (Updated 12-25-22 9AM CST)

Federal Register Notice

This document concerning the December 2022 ERCOT 202(c) emergency order, is an action issued by the Department of Energy.  Though it is not intended or expected, should any discrepancy occur between the document posted here and the document published in the Federal Register, the Federal Register publication controls.  This document is being made available through the Internet solely to facilitate the public's access to this document.