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Bill Magness, current general counsel for ERCOT, will take over for retiring CEO Tripp Doggett. (ERCOT)

ERCOT names new CEO to lead the Texas power grid

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The ERCOT Board of Directors selected Bill Magness on Tuesday as its next president and CEO.
H.B. "Trip" Doggett, shown last year at the Taylor offices of the  Electric Reliability Council of Texas, says he'll retire next year as CEO of the agency that manages most of the state power grid. (Houston Chronicle photo)

CEO of Texas power grid manager will retire next year

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Doggett, an electrical engineer who formerly worked with power generator and natural gas utility Duke Energy, joined ERCOT as chief operating officer in 2008 and was named president and CEO two years later.
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ERCOT warns of possible rolling blackouts this winter, next summer

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Last winter’s rolling blackouts in Texas and the summer’s near-blackouts could occur again in the coming year if extreme weather stresses the power grid more than normal, the state’s grid operator said Thursday.
Angel Castro plays in the water playground at Burnett Bayland Park Monday, July 6, 2009, in Houston. (Michael Paulsen/Chronicle)

Hot weekend means Texans need to conserve power

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A blazing hot weekend has Texas power grid operators asking customers to take it easy of the a/c this weekend and find other ways to stay cool during peak hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Categories: Electricity, Social, Weather
A map showing the location where power plants went out unexpectedly on the morning of Fed. 2, 2011. (Image: ERCOT)

ERCOT blackout: Changes already made to emergency procedures

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The head of Texas’ main electric grid operator says changes are already being made in the way future emergencies will be handled.
(Photo: AEI Services)

Powering down: Texas grid operator cuts jobs

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ERCOT will lay off 37 workers as new system comes on line to more efficiently manage the flow of electricity in Texas. (Photo: AEI Services)
Categories: Electricity, Workforce