Ercot's Doggett on keeping the lights on in Texas

Despite worries about a shortfall in generation capacity, Trip Doggett, president and chief executive of Ercot, is proud that Texas has the liveliest deregulated power market in the US. He speaks to Alexander Osipovich

Trip Doggett - Ercot

Whenever it gets hot and sweaty, Texans crank up their air conditioners. That poses a problem for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (Ercot), the entity that operates the state's deregulated power market. In August 2011, for instance, a brutal heat wave led to an all-time record load of more than 68,000 megawatts and caused Ercot to warn of the risk of rolling blackouts.

It's up to Trip Doggett, Austin-based president and chief executive of Ercot, to make sure electricity keeps flowing to

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