Thursday, June 25, 2009

WPPI Energy's Roy Thilly Receives National Recongition (Sun Prairie Star)

Leaders from Wisconsin's municipally owned electric utilities recently garnered recognition at the national level, bringing home four prestigious awards from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The APPA is the service organization for the nation's more than 2,000 community‐owned electric utilities that serve more than 45 million Americans.

Roy Thilly, president and CEO of WPPI Energy, Sun Prairie, received APPA's Alan H. Richardson Statesmanship Award recognizing public power leaders who work successfully and tirelessly on APPA's behalf, forging consensus on national issues to achieve public power's goals.

Since 1992, Thilly has headed WPPI Energy, a regional power company serving 51 customer‐owned electric utilities in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Iowa. For years, Thilly has been active on national and state electric issues, including reliability, transmission access, and climate change. He is also a past chair of the APPA Board of Directors. Throughout his career, Thilly has excelled at brokering consensus on a host of major public power issues and played a key role in advancing APPA's agenda.

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