LP&L Names New General Counsel

"Lubbock Power & Light is pleased to announce the hiring of Todd Kimbrough as General Counsel. "
Here is the official news release from LP&L:



LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Power & Light is pleased to announce the hiring of Todd Kimbrough as General Counsel.  Kimbrough brings to the utility an extensive legal and economic background working directly with the Public Utility Commission, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and North American Electric Reliability Corporation.


“Mr. Kimbrough’s professional and academic experience brings a unique set of capabilities to LP&L,” said Gail Kring, LP&L Electric Utility Board Chairman.  “Building a strong leadership team is essential to tackling the challenges ahead and Mr. Kimbrough is supremely qualified to be a leader in our organization.”


Prior to joining LP&L Mr. Kimbrough worked as a senior economist for the Public Utility Commission and a Government Affairs Manager for Green Mountain Energy Company located in Austin, Texas.  He comes to LP&L having just served as Interim General Counsel for Brighton & Woodchurch out of San Antonio where he specialized in government compliance and contract negotiation.


Kimbrough is a business graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown Texas and received a Master of Economics from Texas A&M University before completing a Juris Doctor degree from the Washington University School of Law.  Kimbrough has also served as Rotary Fellow in the Keynes College at the University of Kent located in Canterbury England. 


Kimbrough has worked on both the state and federal level.  He worked for Troutman Sanders, LLP based out of Atlanta, Georgia and Washington DC where he counseled investor-owned utilities in rate case proceedings; advised major utilities in regulatory proceeding regarding the construction of a multi-billion dollar project to build generation; and represented major utilities in resource planning and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission disputes.  Kimbrough served as senior attorney for NextEra Energy focusing on transmission, setting state regulatory strategy for the nation’s largest owner of renewable energy and defending the company before regulatory agencies. 


Kimbrough worked for Haynes Boone, LLP, out of San Antonio where he crafted and negotiated purchased power agreements; represented electric companies before the Texas Supreme Court; oversaw the transfer of an energy management agreement and other registrations resulting from the sale of a power plant; and provided regulatory due diligence to the underwriter of a major utility’s debt. 


Kimbrough joins LP&L as the Electric Utility Board and staff work to finalize plans to secure a long-term source of reliable wholesale power beyond the 2019 expiration of their current purchase power agreement.  Mr. Kimbrough will play a key role in the implementation of the course of action set to be decided on by January 2014.  He will officially begin work with the utility on September 19.


Lubbock Power & Light is the third largest municipal electric utility in Texas and has been serving the citizens of Lubbock since 1917. LP&L serves more than 101,000 electric meters and owns and maintains 4,300 miles of power lines and three power plants in and around the City of Lubbock.  For more information about Lubbock Power & Light, go to www.lpandl.com and follow the utility on Facebook. 

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