| (iii) A utility must provide an additional notice to
the operator of the critical natural gas facility regarding any changes
to the information provided in the notice required under clause (i)
of this subparagraph. Notice must be provided within ten business
days of the effective date of the change.
(D) A utility or an independent system operator receiving
or sending critical customer information regarding a critical natural
gas facility under this subsection must not release critical customer
information to any person unless authorized by the commission or the
operator of the critical natural gas facility. This prohibition does
not apply to the release of such information to the commission, the
Railroad Commission of Texas, the utility from which the critical
natural gas facility receives electric delivery service, the designated
transmission operator, or the independent system operator or reliability
coordinator for the power region in which the critical natural gas
facility is located. This prohibition also does not apply if the critical
customer information is redacted, aggregated, or organized in such
a way as to make it impossible to identify the critical natural gas
facility to which the information applies.
(2) Prioritization of critical natural gas facilities.
A critical natural gas facility is a critical load during an energy
emergency. A utility must incorporate critical natural gas facilities
into its load-shed and restoration planning. For purposes of this
paragraph, a utility may also treat a natural gas facility that self-designated
as critical using the Application for Critical
Load Serving Electric Generation and Cogeneration form as a
critical natural gas facility, as circumstances require.
(A) A utility must prioritize critical natural gas
facilities for continued power delivery during an energy emergency.
(B) A utility may use its discretion to prioritize
power delivery and power restoration among critical natural gas facilities
and other critical loads on its system, as circumstances require.
(C) A utility must consider any additional guidance
or prioritization criteria provided by the commission, the Railroad
Commission of Texas, or the reliability coordinator for its power
region to prioritize among critical natural gas facilities and other
critical loads during an energy emergency.
(D) Compliance with directives of a regional transmission
organization having authority over a utility outside of the ERCOT
power region will be deemed compliance for that utility.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §25.52 adopted to be effective December 6, 1998, 23 TexReg 11921; amended to be effective December 29, 1999, 24 TexReg 11712; amended to be effective January 7, 2010, 35 TexReg 88; amended to be effective November 6, 2012, 37 TexReg 8796; amended to be effective December 20, 2021, 46 TexReg 8706