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 13, 2021
Xcel Energy said that Ben Fowke will retire after 10 years as CEO and having turned the company into one of the nation’s largest providers of wind energy. | Xcel Energy
May 12, 2021
SPP’s Western real-time energy market has attracted another participant in Colorado Springs Utilities, which is also interested in full RTO membership. | Colorado Springs Utilities
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
ERCOT worked to ease anxieties in the Texas media after releasing a pair of resource adequacy reports that show it has healthy reserve margins this summer. | ERCOT
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
Panelists at the GCPA’s Spring Conference agreed that the Texas Legislature should not overhaul ERCOT in reaction to the February winter storm. | © RTO Insider LLC
May 2, 2021
State regulatory staff working on SPP’s review of the RTO’s performance during the February winter storm said they are focusing on resource adequacy. | SPP
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