Ricky Erixton, JEA Vice President of Electric Systems, Named to SERC Reliability Board of Directors


JACKSONVILLE – Ricky Erixton, vice president of Electric Systems at JEA, has been appointed to the SERC Reliability Board of Directors. Erixton will represent the municipal sector for the board overseeing a nonprofit that works to reduce risks to the reliability and security of the electric grid in 16 southeastern and central states, including Florida.

“I am honored to be a part of the SERC Board of Directors as it continues to work toward improving the security and reliability of the electric grid,” Erixton said. “I look forward to providing my independent perspective and insights from a municipal utility.”

Erixton has worked at JEA in multiple leadership positions for more than 30 years. Erixton began his career as a co-op at JEA in 1989 and joined the company in a permanent role in 1991 as an engineer in the System Operations Department. Erixton spent almost 20 years in the System Operations Department before being promoted to director, Transmission & Distribution Maintenance in 2011 and to senior director, Transmission & Distribution in 2019. He was responsible for the maintenance of the entire JEA electric system from the generation resources to the customer before becoming interim vice president, Electric Systems in 2020. Erixton was named vice president of Electric Systems in March 2021. 

Erixton holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida and holds a NERC System Operator Certification. 

About JEA

JEA is a not-for-profit, community-owned utility located in Jacksonville, Florida, proudly serving an estimated 478,000 electric, 357,000 water, 279,000 sewer and 15,000 reclaimed water customers. JEA is not owned by investors. It was created by the City of Jacksonville to serve those who live in Jacksonville and in the surrounding communities. The sole purpose of JEA’s business is to ensure the electric, water and sewer demands of its customers are met, both today and for generations to come with the goal to provide reliable services at the best value to our customers while ensuring our areas’ precious natural resources are protected.


About SERC Reliability Corporation

The SERC Reliability Corporation (SERC) is responsible for ensuring a reliable and secure electric grid covering 630,000 square miles and serving a population of more than 91 million across 16 southeastern and central states, including Missouri, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Florida.

SERC’s mission is to reduce risks to the reliability and security of the electric grid for today and the future by maintaining a diverse team of experts across numerous disciplines that address the complex, evolving, and dynamic challenges facing the grid. Its team also partners with the best and brightest individuals from both the power industry and the federal government to understand and address the challenges facing the grid.


Media Contact:

Karen McAllister

External Communications, JEA


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