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

May 9, 2021
Texas’ two newest PUC commissioners conducted their first open meeting, beginning a heavy workload that included approving Avangrid's acquisition of PNM. | Texas PUC
May 6, 2021
CenterPoint Energy and OGE Energy delivered positive first-quarter earnings, a year after taking financial hits from their Enable Midstream joint venture. | CenterPoint Energy
May 4, 2021
Texas’ two newest utility regulators met with ERCOT staff and market participants for the first time and discussed preparations for the upcoming summer. | ERCOT
May 3, 2021
FERC granted Thunderhead Wind’s request for a waiver of SPP’s interconnection procedures, allowing the RTO to evaluate an alternative interconnection point. | NPPD
May 2, 2021
SPP stakeholders approved staff’s recommendation to withdraw a competitive transmission project that was opposed by the incumbent transmission owner, Evergy. | SPP
April 29, 2021
Xcel Energy’s push to add nearly 10 GW of renewable energy will hinge largely on long-haul transmission projects, CEO Ben Fowke said. | Entergy
April 22, 2021
The Texas RE’s Board discussed a request for a 20% budget increase to cover additional staff and costs for new office space. | Cushman & Wakefield
April 15, 2021
The Talk with Texas RE webinar featured discussions on human performance training sessions that were earlier halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. | © RTO Insider LLC
March 21, 2021
The Texas Reliability Entity will spend much of this year working on issues related to the fallout from the February storm that almost collapsed the ERCOT grid. | Texas RE
February 18, 2021
ERCOT said that enough generation had returned to service to stop the rotating outages that began Feb. 15. | ERCOT