H.B. ‘Trip’ Doggett, president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), told the system operator's board of directors that he plans to retire in 2016.
Doggett began work in the ERCOT market in 1998 as a consultant to Austin Energy during the design of rules for the zonal market. Beginning in 2000, he helped ERCOT, as an independent consultant, to build its zonal systems and begin nodal market design. He joined the ERCOT staff in 2008 as chief operating officer – overseeing system operations, system planning, market operations and compliance – and in 2010, was named president and CEO.
‘Together with our stakeholders, ERCOT has been able to adapt effectively to changing needs and grid conditions,’ Doggett says. ‘We have encouraged new technologies and improved efficiency, expanded demand response programs, and enabled integration of more than 13 GW of wind generation capacity.’
Previously, Doggett worked with Duke Energy for 22 years in the area of transmission substation engineering and was part of the team that launched the California Independent System Operator.
According to ERCOT, the board of directors will consider internal candidates to replace Doggett before determining whether to conduct an outside search.