News Release

March 19, 2013

ERCOT announces new vice presidents in two key areas

March 19, 2013, Austin, TX -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Board of Directors today ratified the appointment of new vice presidents for Grid Planning and Operations and Commercial Operations.

Ken McIntyre, ERCOT’s director of Standards and Protocol Compliance, will become the vice president of Grid Planning and Operations. He will oversee all planning activities and control center operations, succeeding Kent Saathoff, who plans to continue his ERCOT service as an executive advisor. McIntyre joined ERCOT in 2007, after working in the Australian power industry for about 11 years. He was a key player in technical development and implementation of the Texas nodal market systems and works closely with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Texas Reliability Entity (TRE).

Brad Jones, vice president of Government Relations for Energy Future Holdings Corporation and a long-time leader among ERCOT stakeholders, will be ERCOT’s vice president of Commercial Operations. He will oversee Market Operations, Settlement and Retail Operations, Market Design and Development, and Client Relations. Jones has more than 25 years of electric industry experience. In addition to his extensive work with TXU, Luminant and parent company Energy Future Holdings, Jones also has chaired ERCOT’s Technical Advisory Committee, a cross-functional group that provides recommendations to the board related to operating guides and market protocols. He also has been active with TRE, Gulf Coast Power Association, Edison Electric Institute and the FutureGen Industrial Alliance.

"We are pleased and fortunate to have people with such solid experience, strong judgment, and a deep understanding of our market and guiding principles to serve in these critical roles," said ERCOT CEO Trip Doggett.

With this new position and change in leadership, both effective April 1, ERCOT leadership includes a president/chief executive officer, a chief of staff and eight vice presidents.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to more than 25 million Texas customers -- representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. As the independent system operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric grid that connects more than 46,500 miles of transmission lines and 600+ generation units. It also performs financial settlement for the competitive wholesale bulk-power market and administers retail switching for nearly 8 million premises in competitive choice areas.. ERCOT is a membership-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors and subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature. Its members include consumers, cooperatives, generators, power marketers, retail electric providers, investor-owned electric utilities, transmission and distribution providers and municipally owned electric utilities.