Large solar and energy storage projects are typically defined as those 10 megawatts or larger
. These projects interconnect with the transmission grid and the project owners sell power directly to the electric grid after being approved by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
• BEC does not have any oversight or approval authority associated with these projects. ERCOT and the Public Utility Commission of Texas have the oversight and approval authority.
Once the projects are approved by ERCOT, the project owner is now a generator of energy and a customer of transmission service to the ERCOT grid. PUCT governs this process. Read the full rules here.