Kenan Ögelman is ERCOT’s Vice President of Commercial Operations, overseeing Market Operations, Settlement and Retail Operations, and Market Design and Development.
Prior to joining ERCOT in October 2015, Mr. Ögelman served as the Director of Energy Market Policy for CPS Energy. In that role, he was responsible for managing CPS Energy’s activities at ERCOT and the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) and developing strategic policy. Previously, Mr. Ögelman worked as a Senior Economist for the Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel, which represents residential electric consumers in Texas, from 1997 to 2007.
Mr. Ögelman served as Chairman of the ERCOT Technical Advisory Committee from 2011 to 2013. From 2013 until 2018, Mr. Ögelman served on the Gulf Coast Power Association’s (GCPA) Board of Directors, including presiding as Vice President in 2014 and President in 2015.
He graduated from Boston University in 1987 with a BA in international relations. Subsequently, he received an MA in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1991 and an MA in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995.