Woody Rickerson became ERCOT’s vice president of Grid Planning and Operations in October 2015. In this role, he oversees planning activities and electric grid operations.
Mr. Rickerson brings more than 25 years of electric industry experience, including 15 years at ERCOT, to this role. Most recently, he served as the director of Grid Coordination, overseeing seven departments including Outage Coordination, Model Administration, Model Maintenance, Resource Integration, Engineering Development, Operations Training and Advanced Network Applications. He also was involved in developing the tools used to operate the ERCOT grid, beginning with development of the ERCOT zonal market system in 2000 and has served in a number of increasingly responsible roles prior to his current role.
A licensed professional engineer, Mr. Rickerson has worked for utilities in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Colorado. He also completed the Cockrell School of Engineering Leadership Certificate Program at the University of Texas at Austin.