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.


Most Recent News

January 24, 2021
SPP staff postponed a scheduled vote on whether to launch its power market in the Western Interconnection, saying participants wanted more time to test the system. | SPP
January 19, 2021
SPP has hired former FERC senior staffer Leonard Tao to serve as its first director of FERC policy. | WER Architects
January 18, 2021
Texas regulators denied complaints by two ERCOT market participants and rejected an administrative law judge’s decision related to the ISO’s price-correction practices.| Texas PUC
January 14, 2021
It took all of two weeks into the new year before SPP set new peak records for wind and renewable energy output. | Xcel Energy
January 11, 2021
SPP’s Corporate Governance Committee approved nominations for several open positions on stakeholder groups. | SPP
January 4, 2021
With almost 31 GW of wind capacity, Texas has more wind resources than any other state and is on track to stake out similar leadership in solar energy. | CPS Energy
December 10, 2020
The Texas Reliability Entity bid farewell to CEO Lane Lanford, Chair Fred Day and Director Delores Etter during its annual meeting. | Texas RE
November 11, 2020
Heather Rosentrater shared Avista's plan for wildfire risk mitigation at NARUC's Annual Meeting and Education Conference. | California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
October 20, 2020
The Texas PUC is terminating its reliability monitoring contract with Texas Reliability Entity for the ERCOT region. | © ERO Insider
October 1, 2020
The Texas PUC is concerned about its contract with Texas RE as ERCOT’s reliability monitor, including its inability to oversee the NERC regional entity. | Texas PUC