NOTICE DATE: May 2, 2023

NOTICE TYPE: M-A050223-01 Education/Training

SHORT DESCRIPTION: Summer 2023 Load Shed Exercise


DAYS AFFECTED: June 1, 2023

LONG DESCRIPTION: Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) Section 38.077 requires ERCOT to conduct a summer load shed tabletop exercise during a summer month. For summer 2023, this exercise will take place on June 1, 2023, from 09:00 - 12:00 CDT. In accordance with Section 38.077, ERCOT requests the participation of all providers of electric generation service and transmission and distribution service in the ERCOT power region. This exercise will be offered virtually via WebEx.

The WebEx information for the exercise is as follows: 

Meeting Number: 2556 553 7239

Password: sb3-060123



Welcome/Cover Objectives                        

James Ballard - ERCOT


Anti-Stall and UFLS

James Ballard - ERCOT




10:10 – 10:30

Load Shed Process

James Wallace - Rayburn Electric Cooperative

10:30 – 11:00

Summer Weatherization, Transmission and Resource Elements

David Kezell - ERCOT

11:00 – 11:10



11:10 – 12:00

Diminishing Reserves and Load Shed

James Ballard - ERCOT


ACTION REQUIRED: Transmission Operators: Please pass along this information to any distribution companies/municipalities/cooperatives that you work with in real-time during a load-shed emergency.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: No fees will be charged for this exercise as no Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) will be awarded.

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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