/ERCOT CEO addresses Texas winter storm after 6 board officials announce resignations
ERCOT CEO addresses Texas winter storm after 6 board officials announce resignations

ERCOT CEO addresses Texas winter storm after 6 board officials announce resignations


ERCOT CEO addresses Texas winter storm after 6 board officials announce resignations

Aaron Barker | https://www.click2houston.com/

HOUSTON – ERCOT President and CEO Bill Magness discussed what happened during the extreme cold weather event during a Board of Directors meeting Wednesday morning after an announcement that six board officials of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas are resigning.
The resignation of Randal Miller, the ERCOT board’s alternate for the Independent Retail Electric Provider Segment, was announced at the start of the emergency meeting.
Miller is the latest in a string of board resignations that are effective Wednesday.
According to a Tuesday filing with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the board’s Chairman Sally Talberg, Vice Chairman Peter Cramton, Finance and Audit Committee Chairman Terry Bulger, Human Resources and Governance Committee Chairman Raymond Hepper and Director for the Independent Retail Electric Provider Market Segment Vanessa Anesetti-Parra are also resigning.
ERCOT is the agency charged with managing most of the power grid in Texas. It’s also the agency that mandated blackouts that left millions of Texans in the dark and cold for days during last week’s winter storm.
In a letter signed by Talberg, Cramton, Bulger and Hepper, the group said they are resigning after recent concerns about out-of-state ERCOT board members. The full text of the letter is below:
“We want to acknowledge the pain and suffering of Texans during this past week. Our hearts go out to all Texans who have had to go without electricity, heat, and water during frigid temperatures and continue to face the tragic consequences of this emergency.
“We have noted recent concerns about out-of-state board leadership at ERCOT. To allow state leaders a free hand with future direction and to eliminate distractions, we are resigning from the board effective after our urgent board teleconference meeting adjourns on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
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