Bryan City Manager Kean Register was recently named President of the Texas Public Power Association (TPPA), an organization that represents the interests of more than 72 public power providers across Texas including municipally-owned electric utilities, river authorities, joint action agencies, and a number of electric cooperatives. As President of TPPA, Mr. Register will serve a one year term, representing publicly-owned utility providers at the state and national levels.
In the past six years as a TPPA board member, Mr. Register served as both Secretary and Vice President, and assumed his new role as TPPA President on July 25, 2018. Prior to his seven-year tenure as Bryan City Manager, Mr. Register worked in the energy industry for twenty-five years including both investor and municipally-owned electric utilities. His experience in electric and natural gas utilities coupled with his time as a City Manager made him an ideal candidate for this role.
“BTU is the fifth largest publicly-owned electric service provider in the state of Texas,” shares City Manager Kean Register. “Our membership and active involvement in TPPA provides important networking opportunities to protect the best interests of our customers, our citizens.” As a publicly-owned utility, BTU has the unique ability to make important decisions quickly to best serve the community while maintaining competitive rates and providing reliable electric service.
Formed in 1978, TPPA provides resources, training opportunities, and technical assistance while leading legislative discussion to protect the best interests of public power providers and their customers. Together, municipally-owned utilities provide electric service to more than five million Texans, accounting for 15 percent of the state’s retail electric customers. Additional information about the organization as available at tppa.com.