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

ERCOT CEO to address Texas winter storm after 5 board members announce resignations
ERCOT CEO to address Texas winter storm after 5 board members announce resignations

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.

Craig Ivey, who had applied to fill a vacancy on the board, has withdrawn his application, according to the filing.

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:

Clarification:A fifth resignation was found in the fine print of ERCOT's filing to the PUC.


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