Shannon K. McClendon Elected To ERCOT Board Representing Independent REP Segment
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Shannon K. McClendon has been elected to be the ERCOT Board member for the independent retail electric provider (REPs) segment.
McClendon is Chairman and President of Demand Control 2, LLC, an Option 2 retail electric provider, co-founded with CEO Chris Hendrix and Chief Risk Officer Anoush Farhangi.
McClendon stated, "I am sincerely excited to be back on the ERCOT Board. It has been many years since I served on the Board as an appointee of Suzi McClellan, then-Public Counsel of the Office of Public Utility Counsel representing the residential and small commercial customers. There is much work ahead of us to regain trust from the public, the Texas Legislature, and the Governor’s Office to run the most reliable and competitive electric market in the world."
"As some have currently shied away from serving on the Board, I am ready to be part of the team that identifies and fixes the electric issues we encountered as part of the severe weather event this past February. We, as the ERCOT Board, need to ensure efficient operations and navigate market issues during these trying and unprecedented times that the winter weather emergency event coupled with COVID-19 have brought upon us. I have no doubt the Board will meet the challenges before it, its goals, and missions despite the tragic deaths and heartaches of the grid’s failure to perform as needed," McClendon said
"I am all about complete transparency. That, you can ask anyone. It is only through transparency that we can earn back the public trust and confidence," McClendon said
McClendon is an attorney and veteran of the electricity industry.
McClendon is a five-time gubernatorial appointee, serving on the Boards of several state-wide agencies, including the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. Her Bachelor of Science degree and Law degree are from the University of Houston. Prior to becoming a lawyer, McClendon was a computer system analyst and worked at NASA at the Houston Space Center.