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Texas Public Power Association

Formed in 1978, the Texas Public Power Association (TPPA) represents the interests of public power providers in the state of Texas including municipally owned electric utilities, joint action agencies, and some electric cooperatives. TPPA provides many member resources and benefits, and serves as the industry's voice on public policy matters affecting the public power industry.
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TPPA provides the following services to its members:

Providing a unified voice for the members concerning state and national issues

Offering electric utility education opportunities

Facilitating collaboration among member systems

Advocating on legislative and regulatory issues

Promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences

Operating a resource center for research and technical assistance

MOUs in Texas
10551 MW
MOU Owned Generation
+ 5 M
Texans Served
Miles of Power Lines
9750 MW
MOU Daily Statewide Demand
Public Power Systems = Affordable Rates & Community Value

Public Power Mission

The mission of municipally owned electric utilities is to provide value to communities through local ownership. This value premise makes public power systems fundamentally different from all other electric utilities.

TPPA Board of Directors

TPPA is governed by a twenty-member Board of Directors, diverse in geography as well as size of electric utilities. The Board of Directors has an Executive Committee, which is composed of the current president, president-elect, vice-president, secretary/treasurer, and immediate past-president. The board members serve staggered three-year terms. The Association maintains offices in Austin and is managed by a five-person professional staff.

Executive Committee


Jeff Janke

Garland Power & Light

Alicia Hooks

Greenville Electric Utility System
Vice President

Ian Taylor

New Braunfels Utilities
Secretary / Treasurer

Mike Wittler, P.E.

Kerrville Public Utility Board
Past President

Kent Myers

City of Fredericksburg

Board Members

  • Matt Bentke, General Manager & CEO, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative
  • Daniel Bethapudi, General Manager, Georgetown Utility System
  • John Bruciak, General Manager & CEO, Brownsville PUB
  • Hon. Gaylynn Burris, Mayor, City of Bowie
  • James Fisher, City Manager, City of Brenham
  • Paula Gold-Williams, President & CEO, CPS Energy
  • James Hotopp, City Manager, City of Weatherford
  • Bob Kahn, General Manager, Texas Municipal Power Agency
  • David McCalla, P.E., Director of Electric Utilities, Lubbock Power & Light
  • Steve Parker, City Manager, City of Seguin
  • Shawn Raborn, City Manager, City of La Grange
  • Kean Register, City Manager, City of Bryan
  • Jackie Sargent, General Manager, Austin Energy
  • Jeff Thompson, Deputy City Manager & General Manager, City of Boerne
  • Bryan Woods, City Manager, College Station Utilities

Engineering & Operations Committee

  • Chair: Gary Miller, General Manager, Bryan Texas Utilities
  • Vice Chair: Fernando Saenz, Assistant General Manager & COO, Brownsville PUB

Environmental Committee

  • Chair: Jan Horbaczewski, Regulatory & Security Manager, Texas Municipal Power Agency
  • Vice Chair: Tom Hancock, Deputy General Manager & COO, Garland Power & Light

Government Relations & Legal Committee

  • Chair: Carolyn Shellman, Chief Legal & Admin Officer, CPS Energy
  • Vice Chair: Tammy Cooper, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Corporate Communication, Austin Energy

Marketing & Customer Service Committee

  • Chair: Gretchen Reuwer, Director of Electric Services, New Braunfels Utilities
  • Vice Chair: Matt Rose, Public Affairs & Government Relations Manager, Lubbock Power & Light

Cybersecurity Subcommittee

  • Co-Chair: Bernie Acre, Chief Information Officer, City of Bryan
  • Co-Chair: Robin Britton, Chief Technology & Security Officer, New Braunfels Utilities
  • Co-Chair: Shane McDaniel, Director of Information Technology, City of Seguin

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Board of Directors representing the Municipal Segment:

  • Jackie Sargent, General Manager, Austin Energy (Board Member)
  • Ian Taylor, CEO, New Braunfels Utilities (Alternate Member)
Bob Kahn


Taylor C. Kilroy


Debra Scarbo


Ruby Y. Shell


Governance & Transparency

By making full and accurate information about its mission, activities, and finances publicly available, an association demonstrates transparency. These documents are available upon request: organizing/governing documents, conflict of interest policy, antitrust policy, budget, financial statements, and most recent IRS 990 form. Please contact Debra Scarbo at dscarbo@tppa.com or 512-472-5965 if you would like to request any of these documents.