The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers — representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. As the independent system operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric grid that connects more than 46,500 miles of transmission lines and 710+ generation units.


Active Market Participants


Texas Load


Customers in ERCOT Region


Generation Units

TCPA members are market participants at ERCOT with representation in the independent generator, independent power marketer, and independent retail electric provider segments. They hold seats at every level, including the ERCOT Board of Directors, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and the Wholesale Market Subcommittee (WMS). TCPA sponsors protocol revision requests, serve in leadership positions, and actively advocate for policies that promote a reliable electric grid and a vibrant competitive marketplace. In addition, TCPA meets regularly with ERCOT leadership and staff.

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