News Release

December 09, 2013

State Rep. Jim Keffer to address ERCOT members

Annual membership meeting set for Tuesday, Dec. 10

Dec. 9, 2013, AUSTIN, TX -- Texas State Representative Jim Keffer will address members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) at its 43rd annual membership meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Rep. Keffer is scheduled to speak at noon. The membership meeting convenes at 11 a.m. at the Marriott - South Austin Airport, 4415 South IH-35. The agenda includes confirmation of the recently elected ERCOT Board of Directors and announcement of Technical Advisory Committee members for 2014.

State Rep. Keffer represents District 60, which encompasses Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Eastland, Hood, Palo Pinto, Shackelford, and Stephens counties. He has served in the Texas Legislature since 1997 and chairs the House Committee on Energy Resources, which handles legislation related to the electric industry, oil, gas and mineral deposits. Rep. Keffer also serves on the Natural Resources and Redistricting committees and the Texas House Republican Caucus.

During his tenure, Rep. Keffer also has chaired other House committees, including Ways and Means, Economic Development and the Select Committee on Property Tax Relief. He is president of EBAA Iron Sales, Inc., one of the largest employers in his community.

The ERCOT Board of Directors also will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m., and plans to recess from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. to attend the annual membership meeting.

Membership in ERCOT is open to any entity that meets the criteria defined in the ERCOT bylaws. ERCOT market segments include consumers, electric cooperatives, generators, power marketers, retail electric providers, investor-owned utilities and municipally owned utilities. Members must represent an organization that either operates in the ERCOT region or represents consumers within the ERCOT region. ERCOT currently has 286 members.


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.