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Oct 14th – ERCOT in 2016: Transition, Timing, Technology – Bill Magness, ERCOT CEO
October 14, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
ERCOT in 2016: Transition, Timing, Technology
In 2016, ERCOT set a new peak demand record, shattered its previous records for wind power on the grid, and has experienced continued load growth. All these developments – as well as debates affecting ancillary services, reliability-must-run units, and transmission planning — highlight the dynamic nature of the ERCOT market and the challenges all market participants face as the nature of the grid changes. ERCOT CEO Bill Magness will provide his perspectives on the state of the grid and the factors shaping its future.
Bill Magness became ERCOT’s president and chief executive officer in January 2016, after more than five years as ERCOT’s general counsel.
Mr. Magness has been in the utility business for 25 years, working with electric and telecommunications companies nationwide. He held executive management positions in the public and private sectors, and served as lead counsel in regulatory cases before utility commissions in 16 states. Early in his career, Mr. Magness served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Mr. Magness grew up in Orange, Texas, received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the father of two daughters.
We look forward to Bill’s update on ERCOT activities. RSVP now to reserve your spot for what we are sure will be a full-house event!
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