NOTICE DATE: February 14, 2023

NOTICE TYPE: M-A021423-01 Settlements

SHORT DESCRIPTION: ERCOT is decreasing the Total Securitization Default Charge Monthly Amount (TSDCMA) used to calculate Securitization Subchapter M escrow deposits and Securitization Default Charge

INTENDED AUDIENCE: All Market Participants

DAYS AFFECTED: March 2023 billing period and thereafter

LONG DESCRIPTION: In accordance with the Debt Obligation Order issued by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) in PUC Docket No. 52321, Application of Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. for a Debt Obligation Order Pursuant to Chapter 39, Subchapter M, of the Public Utility Regulatory Act, and ERCOT Protocols Section 26.2(4), ERCOT, as servicer of the bonds issued under Subchapter M of PURA Chapter 39, is required to evaluate, at least annually, the TSDCMA to determine if it should be modified. 

On January 12, 2023, ERCOT filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), in Docket No. 52709, a Supplemental Annual True-Up for the debt obligations issued under Subchapter M. This filing is required under Findings of Fact 65, 66, and 74 and Ordering Paragraphs 15 and 15A of the Debt Obligation Order the PUC issued in Docket No. 52321.  Although ERCOT previously filed, on September 15, 2022, its required annual true-up, the Debt Obligation Order allows for additional annual true-ups to correct for anticipated overcollections for the current or upcoming annual true-up period.  ERCOT’s supplemental annual true-up filing was made to reflect ERCOT’s intent to early redeem (without any penalty or premium) $382,288,420 of the Stabilization M Bonds on February 1, 2023.  Such redemption would lead to overcollections in later months, so ERCOT’s filing included a conditional reduction to the TSDCMA that would take effect if the redemption occurred. On January 23, 2023, the presiding PUC administrative law judge, inter alia, approved the ERCOT Supplemental Annual True-Up.  On February 1, 2023, ERCOT executed the early redemption.  Therefore, effective in March, the TSDCMA will decrease from $3,221,826 to $1,553,571.

Under Protocols Section 26.2(5), if ERCOT modifies the TSDCMA, it will issue a Market Notice notifying Market Participants of the change no later than 15 days before the beginning of the month in which the new TSDCMA will be used to calculate Securitization Default Charges.  The revised TSDCMA will be used in the calculation of the Securitization Default Charge Ratio Share per Counter-Party (SDCRSCP) beginning with the Invoice for Securitization Default Charges that will be issued on March 9, 2023. The revised TSDCMA will be used in the calculation of Securitization Default Charge Credit Exposure (SDCCE) beginning on March 7, 2023.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Additional information regarding securitization can be found at this page on the ERCOT website.

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