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

April 12, 2021
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Texas Water Development Board Chairman Peter Lake to head up the state’s Public Utility Commission. | Texas Senate
April 11, 2021
SPP said that a planned expansion into the West has attracted another potential member in WAPA's Colorado River Storage Project. | SPP
April 8, 2021
The SPP Monitor’s most recent quarterly State of the Market report is dominated by the historic winter weather events of mid-February. | SPP MMU
April 7, 2021
“Weather-related” issues accounted for most of February’s widespread and lengthy outages in Texas, far more than equipment failures or lack of gas, ERCOT said. | Luminant
April 5, 2021
Texas lawmakers are considering securitization as a way to help market participants and customers saddled with costs from the February winter storm. | Texas House of Representatives
April 2, 2021
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott nominated Will McAdams, president of the Associated Builders & Contractors of Texas lobbying firm, as the PUCT's newest commissioner. | © RTO Insider
March 31, 2021
Sweeping legislation that the Texas Senate passed unanimously in response to February’s winter blast could hit renewable resources with extra costs. | Texas House
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
February 16, 2021
The inability of Midwestern grid operators to recover quickly from extreme winter weather drew increasing customer anger, along with scrutiny from regulators. | Ken Bruce