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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has appointed two new vice presidents: Ken McIntyre, ERCOT's director of standards and protocol compliance, will become the vice president of grid planning and operations; and Brad Jones, vice president of government relations for Energy Future Holdings Corp., will become ERCOT's vice president of commercial operations.

McIntyre will oversee all planning activities and control center operations, succeeding Kent Saathoff, who plans to continue his ERCOT service as an executive advisor. McIntyre joined ERCOT in 2007, after working in the Australian power industry for about 11 years. According to ERCOT, he was a key player in the technical development and implementation of the Texas nodal market systems and works closely with the North American Electric Reliability Corp., the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Texas Reliability Entity.

Jones will oversee ERCOT’s market operations, settlement and retail operations, market design and development, and client relations. In addition to his extensive work with TXU, Luminant and parent company Energy Future Holdings, Jones also has chaired ERCOT’s Technical Advisory Committee, a cross-functional group that provides recommendations to the board related to operating guides and market protocols.

"We are pleased and fortunate to have people with such solid experience, strong judgment, and a deep understanding of our market and guiding principles to serve in these critical roles," says ERCOT CEO Trip Doggett.




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