Tom Kleckner
ERCOT / SPP Correspondent
Tom has 28 years of experience in the electric industry. During his time with Central and South West before its merger with AEP, he earned his family of four free airfare to New York City by making bi-monthly round trips between Dallas and Columbus as a member of the merger management team. Tom also handled public relations during TXU’s contentious effort to build 11 coal plants in Texas — and lived to talk about it. After a short stint with ERCOT helping implement its nodal market, Tom spent four years at SPP, managing communications for the implementation of the RTO’s Integrated Marketplace. A former sportswriter, Tom holds a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He lives in The Woodlands, about 35 miles north of Houston.

Recent Articles
SPP’s Experience with Seams Could Help Markets+
SPP attempted to allay concerns about its ability to dispatch power among various Western regions during a webinar intended to illustrate its experience with seams management.
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ERCOT Hires New VP of Public Affairs
ERCOT has named former American Electric Power executive Gilbert Hughes as its new vice president of public affairs, where he will coordinate communications and government affairs.
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FERC Rejects SPP’s Proposed Uncertainty Adder
FERC rejected SPP's tariff revisions that would modify the adder for uncertainty of expected costs for offers above $1,000/MWh.
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Texas Utilities: Beryl’s Damage Unlike that of Cat 1s
Transmission providers say Hurricane Beryl’s high winds deep inland in a heavily-wooded region led to significant customer outages that will last more than a week after the storm’s landfall.
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Overheard at Infocast’s Transmission & Interconnection Summit
Industry leaders, experts, policymakers and regulators gathered near the nation’s capital to discuss how recent FERC orders will affect regional transmission planning, cost allocation, permitting and other issues.
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