Dec. 19 — ERCOT celebrated a trio of memorable anniversaries Tuesday by getting part of the band back together for its Annual Membership Meeting.
Steve Wolens, Texas PUC Chair Donna Nelson renew their acquaintance | © RTO Insider
ERCOT, which became the first ISO in the U.S. 20 years ago, also marked its 15th anniversary as the single control area for the state’s competitive market and the 75th anniversary of the Texas Interconnected System, when the state’s utilities banded together to ship power to the shipyards and refineries on the Gulf Coast during World War II.
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