In Memory of Walter J. Reid

November 25, 1942 – March 24, 2023

The Advanced Power Alliance was stunned and saddened to learn that our dear friend and long-time ERCOT Advisor Walter Reid passed away on Friday, March 24.


Walter served this organization for 20 years, guiding our work in the ERCOT market, advising us on technical issues related to power generation, and advising us broadly on market and transmission issues.


Walter was a well-respected advocate and a leader in the ERCOT stakeholder community. He was an integral part of the Advanced Power Alliance’s daily work and each of us has benefited from his intellect, institutional knowledge, wisdom, and candor.



We, and the industries we represent, are all beneficiaries of Walter’s work on our behalf. 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.



We will spend time at our June board meeting reflecting on his memory, sharing those stories, toasting him, and honoring his legacy.


A Celebration of Walt’s life is planned on April 8, 2023. From the hosts:


We are celebrating Walter Reid’s Life.

Walt had a life that was well lived,

that touched others in beautiful ways.

We have many memories of Walt’s stories, laughter and hugs that will be kept with us.

You are invited to come to celebrate Walt’s life and share our thoughts and love with Pat.


We hope you will attend Walt’s celebration of life.

When: April 8, 2023

Time: 2:00 – 5:00    (It is an open house, so you may come and go as you please.)

Where:  13422 Shore Vista Drive   (The home of Jeanne & Rick Farleigh)


The gate code will be sent to you, after you RSVP.

Dress is casual.

Each of us has fond and unique memories of our time with Walter. 

You may use the form below to share those thoughts, recollections, 

and stories about his friendship, his work, and his life.  As a memorial 

tribute, the Advanced Power Alliance will compile these remembrances 

and present them in a book to Walter’s family in the future.