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

July 6, 2020
The Texas PUC approved a new rule that allows utilities operating solely outside ERCOT to apply for a generation-cost recovery rider. | © RTO Insider
July 5, 2020
FERC approved SPP’s proposal to eliminate revenue credits for sponsored transmission upgrades under Attachment Z2 and replace them with incremental long-term congestion rights. | Apex Clean Energy
July 1, 2020
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and Delta-Montrose Electric Association officially parted ways, wishing each other well after 28 years of partnership. | DMEA
June 29, 2020
GCPA hosted a discussion with ERCOT CEO Bill Magness and AEP's Scott Smith on the future of office work amid and after the COVID-19 pandemic. | GCPA
June 28, 2020
ERCOT’s TAC held its first full working meeting since the COVID-19 outbreak, endorsing a raft of revision requests and learning about the grid operator's new HQ. | ERCOT
June 23, 2020
FERC and RTOs need to update their rules to accommodate hybrid generation-storage projects that are flooding interconnection queues, experts say. | © RTO Insider
June 22, 2020
SPP is facing a two-month delay in gaining FERC approval of the Tariff for its Western Energy Imbalance Service market, staff said. | SPP
June 21, 2020
ERCOT approved two suspension-of-operations requests from Austin Energy, saying both units are not required to support the system after it conducted a reliability analysis. | Southern Co.
June 17, 2020
FERC set hearing and settlement judge procedures on Tri-State Generation & Transmission’s proposal for computing member exit fees. | Tri-State G&T
May 31, 2020
PUC Chair DeAnn Walker took advantage of a NERC trustee’s presence at a virtual Texas RE board meeting to plead for ERCOT representation on the ERO’s board. | © ERO Insider