emPOWERing Young Professionals

GCPA proudly initiates the GCPA emPOWERing Young Professionals Award. This award will recognize an individual under the age of 40 who actively participates in the electric power industry and contributes to the success of their employer, the success of the electric power market, the development of other industry professionals and provides leadership for projects or activities within the electric power profession.

The 2018 recipient (see below) will be recognized at the GCPA Fall Conference in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Questions about the emPOWERing Young Professionals Award?Contact Tom Foreman

Meet Rebecca Zerwas, our 2018 Pat Wood Power Star Award Recipient

Rebecca Zerwas is currently a Regulatory Affairs Manager at CenterPoint Energy; in this role, she will provide regulatory support to the electric business unit and interact with the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
Her utility career started as a Retail Market Analyst at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and then moved on to Wholesale Market Analyst. She subsequently joined NRG Energy where she further developed her skills in the electric utility regulatory field, moving from Regulatory Specialist to Regulatory Manager in three years. During her time at NRG Energy she was active in Electric Reliability Organization of Texas (ERCOT) issues being the Retail Market Subcommittee (RMS) Vice Chair for two years before becoming the RMS Chair in 2018. During these years she provided leadership to her employers by providing expert witness testimony, analyses of financial implications of regulatory issues and interfacing with numerous industry groups and lobbyists. She has also been an active participant in GCPA activities. Rebecca joined CenterPoint Energy’s Austin office earlier this year.

For further information on Rebecca's accomplishments please see the press release for her award announcement.