The Texas Public Utility Commission announced on Monday that it will search the entire state for eight new members for the ERCOT board of directors.
The investigation will take place after a law passed during the legislative session this spring requires board members to live in Texas.
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Several ERCOT board members, including Chairman Sally Talberg and Vice-Chair Peter Clamton, who do not live in Texas, have resigned in the wake of a deadly winter storm.
The resignation took place the day before state legislators began hearings about the collapse of the power grid.
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The search is conducted by executive search firm Hydrick and Struggles. The selection committee includes Archiplin, CEO of Buc-ee, G. Brinthrian, former chairman of the UNT Systems Board of Directors, and Bill Jones, Honorary Chairman of the University of North Texas Systems Board of Directors.
“The 87th Texas State Parliament has set a clear direction for ERCOT governance reform in Senate Bill 2,” PUC Chair Peter Lake said in a statement. “We are grateful that state leaders have chosen such a seasoned business leader to appoint a new ERCOT board to pave the way for providing Texans with credible power.”
Bill Magness, CEO of ERCOT, was fired after a winter storm and De Ann Walker, former chairman of the Texas Public Utility Commission, resigned.
More than 200 people were killed in the February winter storm, according to the Texas Department of Health.