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 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
January 3, 2021
Last year SPP's Board of Directors appointed Barbara Sugg as CEO, and she wasted little time implementing her vision for the RTO. | SPP
December 27, 2020
FERC handed SPP an early Christmas present when it approved the RTO’s second version of a tariff for its five-minute WEIS market. | SPP
December 21, 2020
The Texas PUC revisited ERCOT market repricing issues, named COO Thomas Gleeson executive director and doled out $307,500 in administrative penalties. | Texas PUC
December 20, 2020
FERC ruled that Tri-State G&T has only partially complied with Orders 845 and 845-A and approved Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s revised market-based rate tariff. | Tri-State G&T
December 17, 2020
SPP and MISO in October registered a record $14.63 million in market-to-market settlements, more than doubling the amount set the month before. | SPP
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