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Startup Shutdown Instructions

Startup/Shutdown Instructions

The purpose of this notification is to notify market participants of startup and shutdown instructions.

The following response message structure will be used for StartupShutdown Instructions notification:

Message Element Value
Header/Verb created
Header/Noun StartupShutdownInstructions
Header/Source ERCOT
Reply/ReplyCode Reply code, success=OK, error=ERROR or FATAL
Reply/Error Error message, if error encountered
Reply/Timestamp Current System Timestamp
Payload/ StartupShutdownInstructions

The following payload structure is used to convey these notifications.

StartupShutdownInstructions Structure

StartupShutdown Structure

The following is an XML example:

<StartupShutdownInstructions xmlns="" xmlns:xsi="">
        <decommitReasonCode>50 characters of free form text.</decommitReasonCode>

On long day(DST change day), hourEnding will be represented as 2* for repeating hour.