Austin August 2018 Luncheon

"Lubbock's ERCOT Solution"


Our speaker David McCalla will be discussing the driving factors behind Lubbock Power & Light's decision to seek integration to the ERCOT market, the experience of becoming the first major city in recent history to join ERCOT, and the challenges that lay ahead with the transition from the Southwest Power Pool.  The discussion will include an analysis of the process now underway to study opting into the competitive market in ERCOT and why it makes sense for Lubbock to pursue this option.

David McCalla brings an extensive knowledge base and years of quality experience to the role of director of electric utilities for LP&L.  David is the former general manager for the Greenville Electric Utility System and past president of the Texas Public Power Association.  McCalla joined the LP&L leadership team as assistant director of electric utilities in May 2014.  He assumed the role of interim director of electric utilities in July of 2014 before being named director of electric utilities in September 2014.

David graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  He worked his way through the ranks at Greenville Electric Utility System, holding the positions of engineering manager, director of engineering operations and assistant general manager during an 18-year period before being named general manager in 2006.  He held the general manager position until his retirement in April 2014.  As general manager of Greenville Electric Utility System, McCalla oversaw all aspects of their operation, including power plants, power supply, engineering operations, accounting, customer service, and cable and internet services.  McCalla procured, constructed, and successfully operated new generation resources for the utility.  He also established a Power Supply Management System department tasked with managing Greenville’s daily power supply in the ERCOT wholesale market, which resulted in substantial system-wide savings for its customers.  

POLICY FOR NON PRE-PAID LUNCHEON REGISTRATIONS IN THE EVENT OF A SOLD-OUT LUNCHEON: In order to accommodate walk-ins at sold-out luncheons, any registrations that are not pre-paid during the online registration process will be held only until 11:55 AM for the original registrants. At 11:55 AM, any available non pre-paid seats will be released for purchase by walk-in registrants. Seats will be allocated to walk-in registrants based on the time of the walk-in registrants arrival. If a non pre-paid original registrant should arrive after 11:55 AM, they will be directed to register as a walk-in registrant and will be reallocated a seat only after all earlier arriving walk-ins have been seated. SINCE MANY AUSTIN LUNCHES SELL OUT, GCPA STRONGLY ENCOURAGES YOU TO PRE-PAY FOR YOUR LUNCHEON IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT.

When and Where

Tuesday August 28, 2018
11:30 AM

LCRA Redbud Center
Rm. 108 - Downstairs meeting room
3601 Lake Austin Blvd.

Austin, TX 78703