TJ Ermoian is the founder and President of Texas Energy Aggregation. His focus is on serving clients to simplify decisions regarding electricity choices, while working to promote ethical standards in the industry.
TJ is a pioneer of Texas deregulation and a driving force for cost savings, innovation, and ethics. TJ has empowered the largest State entities, schools, cities, universities, and municipalities to take full advantage of electricity deregulation and has saved nearly $100 million for Texas taxpayers. He has served on the board of The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA), has spoken at the Aspen Institute Energy and Policy Forum, and has contributed to many other local organizations and non-profit groups. Over the course of three legislative sessions, TJ spearheaded legislation and eventually shepherded passage of HB 1064, which was signed into law by Governor Perry in April 2011. The bill has saved millions of dollars annually for small businesses, schools, churches, athletic and performing arts facilities throughout Texas. His involvement in additional legislation has yielded significant changes in billing and energy contract language to enhance consumer protection.
An entrepreneur in Central Texas for more than 30 years, TJ’s previous professional experience includes managing the marketing team for an affiliate Retail Electricity Provider. He also was instrumental in the growth of the world’s largest solar energy company during the 1980s and worked in the proliferation of the cable television industry in the 1990s. He is also co-founder and partner in the nationally distributed television program, Texas Music Café.
TJ studied at three colleges, eventually earning a degree “utterly useless to an entrepreneur.” He has been a leader and community volunteer throughout his life, serving on the boards of several non-profits involved with scouting, the arts, fighting hunger, poverty and serving the homeless. He is a graduate of Leadership Waco and past President of the Waco Jaycees. He has been active in scouting, Texas politics, church, leadership, the outdoors, and men’s ministries. His hobbies include music, fishing, cooking, travel, glass design and songwriting. He is also a performing musician, artist and writer and has four mostly-grown children.