Program Leaders

The EDP leadership team provides a wealth of combined energy industry experience and a vested interest in developing and equipping new engineers for careers at ERCOT. The program's goal is to provide the company with well-rounded, productive engineers who will become future industry leaders. Having a motivated EDP management team keeps our mission of a reliable grid at the forefront of our efforts.

Woody Rickerson

Woody Rickerson

Vice President Grid Planning & Operations EDP Founder

New Mexico State University University of Colorado

Woody shaped the Engineer Development Program curriculum using the knowledge gained in his extensive career in the industry to provide the greatest impact for new engineers

Bill Blevins

Bill Blevins

Director, Grid Coordination

University of Texas

Bill has a considerable amount of experience in power systems operations. His goal is to give back to the program and continue to develop great EDP graduates.

Agee Springer

Agee Springer

EDP Supervisor

Duke University
University of Texas

Agee started at ERCOT in 2013, working as an engineer in both the System Operations and Market Validation groups before becoming EDP Supervisor. He works closely with and coaches each of the engineers in the program.

The Engineer Development Program is a 12- to 16-month, self-paced program geared toward entry-level engineers looking to start a career in the power industry. Applications are accepted year-round.