HOUSTON – September 15, 2021 – The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA), a national organization of energy professionals, announced today that Brad Jones, the Interim President and CEO of ERCOT, will be a featured speaker during TEPA’s 16th annual national conference on November, 4th in Austin, Texas. Jones joined ERCOT in May 2021 and has led two of the nation’s largest electricity grids. His presentation on Thursday, November 4th will highlight the challenges and opportunities facing ERCOT, one of the nation’s three independently operated electricity grids.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Mr. Jones as a featured speaker of this year’s national TEPA Conference,” said Shannon McGriff, TEPA Executive Director. “Jones’s proven leadership and extensive experience in competitive electricity markets is clear from his service as President and CEO of NYISO, to his position as Vice President of Government Relations at Luminant. I’m confident his perspective and insight will be incredibly informative for our members.”
Jones has over 30 years of experience in the competitive electric industry, including growing, developing, restructuring and optimizing competitive electricity businesses; designing electricity markets; and operating electricity grids across North America. His broad experience includes leading two of the nation’s largest electricity grids, establishing one of the first competitive electricity markets in the United States, and leading the development and expansion of electric generation facilities in Texas. Mr. Jones’ functional experience includes grid operations, risk management, finance, investor relations, government relations, regulatory affairs, business and market development, and project development.
During his career, Jones has served on numerous professional, industry, and volunteer boards, including the NYISO Board of Directors, Gulf Coast Power Association, and the FutureGen Industrial Alliance, an organization dedicated to the development of zero-emissions coal generation. Jones has also served on Boards of the March of Dimes, Atlas Scholars, and St. Peter’s Health Foundation.
About The Energy Professionals Association
Established in 2005, The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) is a not-for-profit organization of professionals dedicated to advancing competitive energy markets across the country. TEPA is a membership-based association that provides professional development, advocacy, certification program, and access to a network of respected industry leaders. TEPA has more than 150 member organizations, which represent over 10,000 energy professionals including Aggregators, Brokers and/or Consultant, Retail Energy Providers and Affiliate members who offer products, technology or services that support the competitive energy industry. Learn more at www.tepausa.org.