Members of the Advanced Power Alliance were saddened and stunned to learn of the passing of Walter Reid on Friday, March 24, 2023.
He was our dear friend and a long-time advisor to the APA, expertly serving the organization with passion for 20 years, guiding our work in ERCOT, and counseling us more broadly on market and transmission issues.
Walter was a well-respected advocate, technical expert, and a leader in the ERCOT stakeholder community. He was an integral part of the Advanced Power Alliance’s daily work and each member of the APA team and all of the membership benefited from his intellect, institutional knowledge, wisdom, and candor.
Texas and ERCOT are better places and better markets thanks to his efforts. Renewable energy owes much of its success in this state to the work of Walter Reid.
Each of us has personal stories to share about Walter and APA will spend time at its next in-person board meeting reflecting on his memory, sharing personal reminiscences, toasting his memory, and honoring his accomplishments. He will be tremendously missed.
We have communicated our condolences to his family. We have also created a web page where friends and colleagues can share thoughts and memories of Walter. APA will compile these and share them with his family at an appropriate time.