Program Leaders

Good leaders are not solely focused on projects and the bottom line. They should also be passionate about developing their teams and bringing out the best in each individual.

The EDP leadership team has over 100 years of combined industry experience and a vested interest in developing and equipping new engineers for careers at ERCOT. The program's goal is to provide ERCOT with well-rounded and productive engineers who will become the future leaders within our industry.

Having a motivated EDP management team keeps our mission of a reliable grid at the forefront of our efforts. Members' input and training will always be top priority for the program's leaders.

Woody Rickerson
VP Grid Planning & Operations
EDP Founder
New Mexico State University
University of Colorado

Woody shaped the Engineer Development Program curriculum, using the knowledge gained in his twenty-plus years in the industry to provide the greatest impact for new engineers.
Bill Blevins
Director Grid Coordination
Univerity of Texas

Bill has over twenty-nine years of experience in power systems operations. His goal is to give back to the Engineer Development Program and continue to develop great EDP graduates.
Agee Springer
EDP Supervisor
Duke University
University of Texas

Agee works closely with and coaches each of the engineers in the program. He started at ERCOT in 2013, working as an engineer in both the System Operations and Market Validation groups before becoming the EDP Supervisor. Agee also brings several years of education experience to the Supervisor role, having previously taught physics and mathematics in Arizona.