The Texas Public Utilities Commission on Monday announced a statewide search for eight new members for the ERCCOT board.
The search comes after a law passed during this spring’s legislative session forced council members to live in Texas.
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Several ERCOT board members resigned in the wake of the deadly winter storm, including President Sally Talberg and Vice President Peter Cramton, who did not live in Texas.
The resignations came a day before state lawmakers began hearings on the power grid collapse.
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The search will be conducted by search executive company Heidrick & Struggles. The selection committee includes Buc-ee CEO Arch Aplin, former chairman of the UNT System regent board, G. Brint Ryan, and emeritus chairman of the Texas A&M University System regent board, Bill Jones.
“The 87th Texas legislature provided clear direction on ERCOT governance reforms to Senate Bill 2,” PUC President Peter Lake said in a statement. “I am grateful that state leaders have selected such accomplished business leaders to appoint the new ERCOT board that will chart a new path to provide reliable power to jeans.”
ERCOT CEO Bill Magness was fired after the winter storm and former Texas Public Service Commissioner DeAnn Walker resigned.
According to the Texas State Department of Health Services, more than 200 people died in the February winter storm.