Thad Hill

Calpine Corporation

President & Chief Executive Officer

Thad Hill became Calpine’s President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors in May 2014. Mr. Hill joined the company in September 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He became Chief Operating Officer in November 2010 and was named President in December 2012. Prior to Calpine, Mr. Hill was with NRG Energy from 2006 to 2008, serving as President of NRG Texas in 2007–2008. Prior to NRG, Mr. Hill was Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Texas Genco LP from 2005 to 2006. From 1995 to 2005, he was with Boston Consulting Group Inc., where he rose to Partner and Managing Director and led the North American energy practice, serving companies in the power and gas sector with a focus on commercial and strategic issues. Mr. Hill received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Amos Tuck School of Dartmouth College, where he was elected an Edward Tuck Scholar.

Sessions With Thad Hill

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 09/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 09/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Repowering Texas' Energy Future

    Panel Power & Renewables

    The Public Utility Commission of Texas is redesigning one of the largest wholesale electricity markets in the nation after winter storm Uri nearly collapsed the electric grid one year ago. The historic two-phased plan lays out ambitious reforms to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market rules to strengthen short-and-long term reliability. At the same time, ERCOT anticipates renewable resources could surpass the combined capacity of nuclear, coal, and natural gas before mid-decade. The intersection of these developments raises important questions for the industry. How will electric regulators balance reliability and affordability? How are power prices and existing power plants impacted by the new rules and the surge in low-cost renewable energy? What are the opportunities and challenges for new investment in the region? And how will the industry restore public trust in the electric grid?