NOTICE DATE: October 3, 2022

NOTICE TYPE: M-C100322-01 General

SHORT DESCRIPTION: ERCOT Membership Application for 2023 Membership Year Now Available

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Entities interested in becoming 2023 ERCOT Members

DAY AFFECTED: November 18, 2022

LONG DESCRIPTION:  On October 3, 2022, ERCOT distributed the ERCOT Membership Application and Agreement (Application) for the 2023 Membership Year via email to all 2022 ERCOT Members. The Application for the 2023 Membership Year may be found on the Membership page of the ERCOT website at  Market Participants may become, but are not required to be, ERCOT Members, subject to the requirements of the ERCOT Bylaws.  A Member Applicant may join as a Corporate, Associate or Adjunct Member.  Corporate Membership includes the right to vote on matters submitted to the general Membership, such as election of Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Representatives and members of TAC subcommittees.

ERCOT Membership terms are for no more than one Membership Year and do not renew automatically. The 2023 Membership Year begins on January 1, 2023, and ends on December 31, 2023.  In order to become an ERCOT Member for the 2023 Membership Year, an authorized representative of the applying entity must complete and sign the Application, pay the applicable Annual Member Dues required by ERCOT Bylaws Section 3.4, and receive electronic confirmation of approval from ERCOT. 

ERCOT has reduced staff available onsite to receive, distribute, and manage incoming postal mail, deliveries, faxes on a daily basis. As such, all Annual Member Dues shall be submitted by wire transfer.  Contact ERCOT at [log in to unmask] for electronic funds transfer instructions. Annual Member Dues are payable as follows:

Member Category

Annual Dues ($)

Corporate (General) – Voting


•       Residential Consumer - Corporate


•       Office of Public Utility Counsel - Corporate


•       Appointed Residential Consumer TAC Rep. -    Corporate


•       Commercial Consumer – Corporate


Associate (General) – Non-voting


•       Residential Consumer – Associate


•       Commercial Consumer – Associate


Adjunct – Non-voting



Any Member may request that the Member’s Annual Member Dues be waived for good cause shown.  Annual Member Dues are not prorated even if Membership is approved by ERCOT after the 2023 Membership Year has begun.

The announcement of the members of TAC for the 2023 year will occur at the Fifty-second Annual Membership Meeting on December 20, 2022 (Annual Meeting). In accordance with the ERCOT Bylaws, the Record Date for 2023 ERCOT Corporate Members to vote on matters, if any, brought before the Corporate Members at the Annual Meeting is Friday, November 18, 2022. Your entity would have to be approved in writing by ERCOT as a Corporate Member for the Membership Year 2023 no later than the Record Date of November 18, 2022, in order to cast votes, if any voting matters are taken up, at the Annual Membership Meeting on December 20, 2022.

Given that the Application must be reviewed by ERCOT for approval, those interested in applying for Membership should do so well in advance of November 18, 2022, to avoid potential delays that could affect the start date of Membership (such as questions related to Segment eligibility and requests for additional information). All signed Applications for the 2023 Membership Year shall be submitted by email to [log in to unmask].

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Please note that being registered as a Market Participant is independent from being a Member. Membership is completely optional and does not interfere with your Market Participant status.  For more information or to obtain a copy of the ERCOT Bylaws and Certificate of Formation, please visit ERCOT’s website at  Other related Membership information, including the Application form, is posted on the Membership page of the ERCOT website at

CONTACT:  If you have any questions, please contact your ERCOT Account Manager. You may also call the general ERCOT Client Services phone number at (512) 248-3900 or contact ERCOT Client Services via email at [log in to unmask].

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