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Market closes
10:30 a.m. Eastern “Prevailing” Time (EPT)

  • EPT equates to local “clock time” in the Eastern Time Zone, with the time adjusted accordingly depending on whether Standard Time or Daylight Savings Time is in effect.
  • The market will close at 10:30 a.m. year-round in the Eastern Time Zone, and at 9:30 a.m. year-round in the Central Time Zone.


Results Posted
1:30 p.m. EPT

  • In the Central Time Zone this equates to 12:30 p.m. year-round.


Rebid Period closes
2:30 p.m. EPT

  • In the Central Time Zone this equates to 1:30 p.m. year-round.


Reliability Assessment Commitment (RAC) results
6:00 p.m. EPT

  • In the Central Time Zone this equates to 5:00 p.m. year-round.


BPM 002 - Energy and Operating Reserve Markets
Exhibit 2-1: Energy and Operating Reserve Markets – Timeline Overview