ERCOT Names Mark Miner as Director of Corporate Communications
Key position to improve legislative and public affairs communications
(Austin, TX) – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has named Mark Miner as the organization’s new Director of Corporate Communications.
In this position, Miner will be responsible for leading ERCOT’s corporate communications initiatives with regulatory and government agencies, media, market participants, and customers, highlighting ERCOT’s position as a primary resource for energy information in the region.
“ERCOT is focused on communicating closely with state leaders and market participants as well as with the media and general public,” said Robert Black, ERCOT Vice President of Public Affairs. “Our goal is to maintain clear communications with all stakeholders. Miner brings more than 25 years of high-level public and private sector communications and public affairs experience to ERCOT to meet this goal.”
Most recently, Miner served as Senior Advisor and Director of Communications for Texas Governor Greg Abbott. In addition to holding leadership positions with two of the nation’s leading public affairs firms, Miner has also served as Communications Director to former Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore.
ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, 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 52,700+ miles of transmission lines and 1,100+ generation units, including Private Use Networks. ERCOT also performs financial settlement for the competitive wholesale bulk-power market and administers retail switching for more than 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.