Trip Doggett Named ERCOT CEO
Mike Cleary Named COO
AUSTIN, TX, May 27, 2010 – The Board of Directors for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, (ERCOT), the grid operator for most of the state, named Chief Operating Officer H.B. "Trip" Doggett president and chief executive officer, following a special joint nominating committee and board meeting today.
Mr. Doggett has been serving as interim CEO since November 2009.
"We have been extremely pleased with Trip''s leadership as interim CEO and believe he will continue to be an effective leader for ERCOT," Interim Board Chair Michehl Gent said. "Trip is exceptionally well-respected by the ERCOT staff and the market participants for his professional leadership. He is very familiar with ERCOT, the Texas electric market, and the nodal project so we are confident that he can ensure stable leadership for ERCOT, as well as the nodal project."
Mr. Doggett joined ERCOT as senior vice president and chief operating officer in June 2008. He has more than 30 years experience in the electric power industry, including seven years as an independent consultant in the ERCOT market, providing consulting and project management services.
Before coming to ERCOT, Mr. Doggett worked 22 years with Duke Energy where he led projects in the area of transmission substation engineering and was part of the team that launched the California Independent System Operator.
The ERCOT Board also named Mike Cleary Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Cleary had been serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer with responsibility for overseeing the nodal project to completion. His primary focus will continue to be implementation of the nodal project.
Mr. Cleary has more than 28 years of industry experience in global electricity and traded-commodity markets, electricity deregulation and exchanges.