Media Advisory: Sen. Kirk Watson to Address ERCOT Members
Annual Membership Meeting Set For Tuesday
Sen. Kirk Watson is scheduled to speak at ERCOT''s 39th annual membership meeting Tuesday, Dec.15, on “How Texas and its Electric Industry can be Leaders in the 21st Century.”
The membership meeting convenes at 11 a.m. at the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel, 9515 New Airport Drive. Members will vote to approve the 2010 board of directors and amended bylaws. Also, the 2010 Technical Advisory Committee members will be announced.
Sen. Watson’s speech is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.
Sen. Watson, former mayor of Austin, was elected to the Texas Senate in 2006 and represents most of Travis County. Sen. Watson’s priorities center on education and higher education, health care, economic development, 21st century energy generation, environmental protection, transportation, budget transparency, and state employees. He serves on the Senate committees overseeing business and commerce, economic development, nominations, and jurisprudence, and he is vice chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.
The board’s regular monthly meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at ERCOT’s Austin location, 7620 Metro Center Drive.
ERCOT is a membership-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors and subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature. Its members include consumers, cooperatives, generators, power marketers, retail electric providers, investor-owned electric utilities, transmission and distribution providers and municipally owned electric utilities.