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
‘Bigger Stuff’ is Coming for SPP’s REAL Team
SPP’s Resource and Energy Leadership Team marked the one-year anniversary of its formation with yet another discussion of resource adequacy issues and the various metrics used to determine a reliability standard.
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ERCOT CEO Cool to Linking to Neighboring RTOs
ERCOT CEO Pablo Vegas threw cold water on the possibility of linking the ISO and the national grid’s other two interconnections.
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Interim CEO Fowke Explains AEP Leadership Change
One day after removing Julie Sloat as its CEO and installing former Xcel Energy CEO Bob Fowke on an interim basis, AEP used its quarterly earnings call to add further color to the board's decision.
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SPP Markets+ Stakeholders Prep Tariff for Approval
Potential participants in SPP’s Markets+ day-ahead offering have endorsed another batch of tariff revisions in preparation for a March filing at FERC.
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MISO, SPP to Conduct Interregional Study in 2024
MISO and SPP agreed to conduct another coordinated system plan study along their seam this year, although five previous studies have failed to produce a single interregional joint project.
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