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December 09, 2009

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. 


Senator Kirk Watson Bio

Agenda and RSVP information, ERCOT Annual Membership Meeting

Agenda and Documents, December Board of Directors Meeting

ERCOT Membership Lists 

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers -- representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. As the independent system operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric grid that connects more than 46,500 miles of transmission lines and 710+ generation units. It also performs financial settlement for the competitive wholesale bulk-power market and administers retail switching for nearly 8 million premises in competitive choice areas.

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.