Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC is pleased to announce that The Energy Daily¸a leading energy industry publication, has awarded its prestigious 2010 Public Policy Award to Paul W. Thompson, Senior Vice President of Energy Services at LG&E and KU Energy LLC.
The Energy Daily chose to honor Mr. Thompson with its 2010 Public Policy Award for the determined leadership he displayed over the course of six years to negotiate and close the successful $817 million commercial transaction known as the “Unwind,” which saved 5,000 jobs and provided $110 million of benefits to western Kentucky. While leading his “Unwind” team, Mr. Thompson oversaw the construction of a $1.1 billion, 750 MW super-critical coal-fired generating unit in Trimble County, Kentucky, and found time to remain active in his community and the electric power industry.
The Energy Daily is a well-established daily publication among energy executives, covering all aspects of the industry including electric utilities, nuclear power, natural gas, oil, coal, and alternative fuels. Each year the publication, with the help of an independent panel of energy experts, recognizes leaders, influential companies, innovative campaigns, and technologies with The Energy Daily’s Leadership Awards.
“I couldn’t think of someone more deserving of this award. Paul brings great analytical ability and exceptional personal relationship management skills to all of his projects. His graceful style of leadership is highly effective and gets results,” said Kendrick Riggs, Chair of Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Utility & Energy Practice Group. “We are delighted that The Energy Daily has recognized Mr. Thompson’s exceptional abilities and achievements by honoring him with its 2010 Public Policy Award.”
About LG&E and KU Energy
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve a total of 1.2 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 321,000 natural gas and 397,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. Kentucky Utilities serves 546,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia. More information is available at www.lge-ku.com and www.pplweb.com.