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We specialize in personal, independent introductions to relevant professional service providers such as business location strategy consultants and our many economic development contacts according to the project interests of the executives we serve.

The selective directory below provides contacts and links for utilities which are active in economic development to attract business investment to their service areas.  There are links to websites and other content highlighting their services in the same manner as the Service Profiles of location consultants who can support projects.

It will also identify other potentially useful contacts and websites on a selective basis, as illustrated by the following initial examples.

The presence or absence of any organization or individual on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach them or their websites quickly.

Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

This directory is not intended to include utilities in every area, such as those which simply provide information about their own local services.  The scope of services to potential investors in a service area varies, and would be summarized in the GUIDE Service Profiles.  Utilities may also be listed in GUIDE Area Profiles, as found through the regional directories of contacts, as resources of potential interest to investors.

The focus of this list is on utilities which invest in significant economic development support programs to assist potential investors within their service regions, as may be elaborated by GUIDE Service Profiles or Reports summarizing the specific scope of their capabilities.  Suggestions are welcome

This list reflects only some of the available contacts.  Additional contacts may be found through associations and publishers, including the UEDA (below) and Touchstone Energy / NRECA.  Note that some utilities do not maintain special programs to promote economic development, but they will generally know the local economic development leaders in the communities they serve.

The list is not limited to North America even though most of the initial listings are in North America because of the very active role which such utilities take in economic development and investment promotion within their service areas.

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives provides a commercial and industrial real estate property listing service, SitesAcrossAmerica.com,  to promote business sites and buildings in their service areas nationwide.  They serve 75% of the United States as a network of more than 900 local electric utility systems in 46 states for electric distribution or generation and transmission.

The property listings include industrial parks, buildings, and "shovel-ready" properties as well as demographics such as community work force and population statistics.  Searches can be performed by postal zip code, area code, city, state, acreage, square footage, and price.

Aquila has also developed a property listing service, www.LocationOne.com , which is used by communities in several Midwest states.

Individual utilities may also maintain listings of industrial properties in their service territories, or the indicated contacts are likely to be able to find such information quickly on request according to specific investment project requirements.

If you contact the professionals listed below, please let them know how you found them.

Please also let us know whether this directory and their capabilities were helpful to you.

Name Scope Website Phone Suggested Contact
Touchstone Energy Cooperatives - NRECA is the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association.  They maintain a directory of industrial sites and buildings in their service areas nationwide (75% of the USA). mainly USA

www.SitesAcrossAmerica.com

www.touchstoneenergy.com

www.nreca.org

651-686-7477

Tim Sullivan

UEDA : Utility Economic Development Association (investor owned utilities) mainly USA; some international

www.utilityeda.com

   
Service providers - consultants        
Choice Energy Services - see Retail, Commercial - based in Houston with offices in Dallas, Chicago Texas, IL and other markets www.choiceenergyservices.com    
Power Brokers - energy consulting USA www.powerbrokersusa.biz    
 US Northeast Region  

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Niagara Mohawk (A National Grid Company) NY www.shovelready.com

800-944-6460

315-428-6543

518-782-2125

716-857-4306

716-857-4307

Joseph Russo

Marilyn Higgins

Linda Hill

Richard Smith

Dan Murphy

NYSEG NY www.nyseg.com/ed

716-651-5233

607-762-4022

Rick Rebadow

Paul Huonker

Rochester Gas & Electric NY www.rge.com

716-724-8110

716-724-8827

Clyde Forbes

Pat Maier

Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. NY, NJ, PA www.oru.com

845-577-2498

845-577-2516

201-236-6005

914-577-2992

Richard Struck

Toni Graziano

Michael Crimi

Michael Curran

Public Service of New Hampshire NH www.psnh.com 603-669-4000 Patrick McDermott
Unitil Corporation NH www.unitil.com 603-773-6532 Cindy Carroll
Central Vermont Public Service Corporation VT www.cvps.com 802-747-5692 Robert Justis, Jr.
Maine Public Service Co ME www.mainepublicservice.com  207-768-5811 Walt Elish
The United Illuminating Company CT www.uinet.com

203-499-2097

203-499-2497

Shelly Saczynski

Pete Stelma

Northeast Utilities CT, MA, NH www.nu.com

860-665-5105

860-665-3304

603-634-2605

413-787-9333

Doug Fisher

Rodney Powell

Gordon Tuttle

Edgar Alejandro

NSTAR Electric MA www.nstaronline.com 67-424-2969 Donald Walsh
 US Mid Atlantic Region  

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PECO Energy (Exelon) PA (Philadelphia) www.peco.com/economic

215-841-5664/5657

215-841-5384

215-841-5410

800-626-4338

Gregory Byrnes

Robert V. Grabus

Ted Dorand

PPL Economic Development PA www.pplweb.com/econdev

800-523-9854

610-774-5454

814-765-6251

Sharon K. Ward

Donald M. Bernhard

Louis Stubbs

Dominion PA www.dom.com 412-497-6754 Robert D. Jones
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania PA www.nisource.com 412-572-7111 Mike Belsky
PSEG Area Development LLC (Public Service Electric & Gas) NJ

www.locationnj.com

www.pseg.com

www.psegsitefinders.com

www.psegeconomicdevelopment.com

973-430-6458

877-241-0692

973-430-7754

973-430-6056

Timothy Comerford

William P. Steffens

Bob McCourt

Richard Franklin

Allegheny Power PA www.alleghenypower.com 724-830-2911 Judi Morrison
FirstEnergy PA, OH, NJ www.firstenergycorp.com/ed

800-984-9480

330-384-5808

717-270-4477

610-921-6080

814-868-8755

 

Lee Rinehart (OH)

Ralph Rhode (PA)

Tim Nuhfer

David Pascale (PA)

Baltimore Gas & Electric MD (Baltimore) www.bge.com 410-265-4004 John R. Sundergill
Potomac Electric Power DC, MD www.pepco.com

202-872-3357

202-872-2524

202-872-2367

Norman L. Carter

Kim Watson (MD)

Ted Trabue (DC)

Old Dominion Electric Co-op VA www.odec.com 804-968-4068 David Hudgins
Columbia Gas of VA VA www.columbiagasva.com/business 804-323-5349 Elizabeth Moran
AEP (Roanoke VA) VA/TN www.aep.com 540-985-2396 E. Will Davis
AEP - Wheeling Power WV www.aep.com 304-234-3315 Craig O'Leary
AEP (Charleston WV) WV www.aep.com 304-348-4137 John Smolak
Dominion-Hope WV www.dom.com 800-879-8945 Charles Burd
 US Southeast region  

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ElectriCities of NC NC www.electricities.com 919-760-6363 Brenda Daniels
Progress Energy NC, SC, FL www.progress-energy.com

800-622-7562

919-546-2653

919-546-4586

843-661-4198

407-646-8298

 

Katherine Thomas

Sandy Jordan

(SC)

Alina Hayes (FL)

Gulf Power FL (NW) www.southernco.com 850-444-6804 Bob Cordes
Duke Power (Duke Energy) NC, SC

www.dukepower.com/ecdev

www.duke-energy.com

910-632-3709

864-439-5924

828-323-2723

704-832-4766

Richard Wiley (NC)

Jim Rogers (SC)

Harry Poovey (NC)

Tony Almeida

Georgia Power (Southern Company) GA www.georgiapower.com/grc 

www.selectgeorgia.net 

404-506-7416

404-506-3144

 

404-506-2267

404-506-4263

404-506-3272

Robin Spratlin

Kevin Lovelace

Charles G. Stallworth

Kristie M. Drury

Ms. Em Mosier

Roy Plott

e-mail

Oglethorpe Power - Georgia Center for Site Selection GA www.gcss.opc.com 800-339-7185 Joe Riley
MEAG Power GA www.locationgeorgia.com

770-563-0300

770-563-0319

Daryl Ingram

Donald Yates

Santee Cooper Power SC

www.scprimesite.com 

www.santeecooper.com

843-761-7010 George Haygood
SCANA Corp SC, NC www.scana.com/economic

803-217-9005

803-217-8537

803-217-9005

Felicia Rhue Howard

Harry Busbee

Chris Driggers

Palmetto Economic Development Corp SC www.SCpowerteam.com  803-254-9211 Fred Gassaway
Entergy Mississippi MS www.entergy.com

601-969-2343

601-969-2308

601-969-2629

Will Mayo

C.R. "Rick" Byars

James R. "Dick" Thompson

Mississippi Power (Southern Company) MS www.mspower.com/econdev 800-528-5196

Melvin Wilson

e-mail

Alabama Power (Southern Company) AL

www.alabamaeconomicdevelopment.com

www.alabamapower.com

800-718-2726

205-257-2397

205-257-2487

205-257-1569

205-257-4392

 

Chris Bell

Ken Novak

Leigh Davis

Cecil Medders

Alabama Gas Corp AL www.alagasco.com   www.energen.com 205-326-2796 Lamar Smith
Alabama Municipal Electric Authority AL www.amea.com 334-262-1126 Tom Bartels
Tennessee Valley Authority TN www.tva.com 615-232-6062 Charles Shoopman Jr.
TVIDA KY www.tvida.com

800-326-7584

270-885-5392

423-266-5781

865-777-3833

662-494-4633

Sam Burke

Sherman Chaudoin (S.KY)

Bill Bishoff (southeast)

Mike Harvey (E.TN)

Susan B. Griffin (N. MS)

 US Great Lakes region  

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Buckeye Power Inc. OH www.buckeyepower.com

614-846-5757

800-282-6962

Robert Forsblom
American Electric Power OH, OK, TX, KY, VA, WV, IN www.aep.com

614-883-7400

614-883-6881

260-425-2153

Marty Walsh (OH)

Charles Corbitt (OH)

Jim Byus

FirstEnergy PA, OH, NJ www.firstenergycorp.com/ed

800-984-9480

330-384-5808

 

Lee Rinehart (OH)

Columbia Gas of Ohio OH www.columbiagasohio.com

614-460-4615

614-460-4694

Darnita Bradley

Glenda Masterson

Cinergy IN, OH http://www.cinergy.com/Economic_Development

800-448-0416

513-287-1219

513-287-3206

317-838-1563

317-838-1642

317-838-2772

 

David Smith (OH)

Nancy Hayslip (OH)

Bob Hutchings (IN)

Mike Heaton (IN)

Bill Petranoff (IN)

Dayton Power & Light OH www.DPLINC.com 937-331-4763 Scott Wrigglesworth
Dominion East Ohio OH www.dom.com 419-226-4823 Kenny Craig
LG&E Energy Corp KY www.site-selection.com

800-500-4904

502-627-4955

859-367-5516

Alan McGinnis

Lisa Payne

Bradley P. Sowden

DTE Energy Company MI

www.dteenergy.com

www.misitenet.org

313-235-7294

313-235-7790

313-235-8097

313-235-8964

313-235-8965

800-845-0320

Lennox Sheppard

Dennis Duncanson

Gregory Garland

George Jackson

Scott Fleming

Economic dev. e-mail

CMS Energy / Consumers Energy MI www.cmsenergy.com

517-482-1880

517-788-2111

517-788-1691

517-788-0318

Melanie Brock

J. Gregory Northrup

Allan Hooper

Dennis H. Marvin

e-mail

Aquila MI, CO, NE, KS, IA, MN, MO

www.aquiladevelopment.com

www.locationone.com

734-242-4823 Paul Livernois

 

Northern Indiana Public Service Co (NIPSCO) IN www.nipsco.com

800-262-6477

219-647-5120

Christopher Pieri

Diane Thalmann

e-mail

Indiana Energy Inc. IN www.indiana-energy.com 317-321-0399 Mark Keillor
Hoosier Energy IN www.hoosierenergy.com/ed  812-876-0294 Peter Lieber
Vectren IN www.vectrened.com   www.vectren.com 812-491-4763 Ron Keeping
ComEd (Exelon) IL (northern)

www.ceco.com/econdev

www.exeloncorp.com 

312-394-2571

 

312-394-3042

Edward M. Sitar

e-mail

(George W. Lofton III)

Peoples Energy IL www.peoplesenergy.com 312-240-4892 Jerry Todd
Nicor Gas IL www.nicor.com 630-983-8676 Deborah Teuteberg
Illinois Power

IL

(southern)

www.illinoispower.com

800-343-3330

217-424-7397

Steve Warren
Alliant Energy IA, WI, IL, MN www.midwestsites.com

800-937-0177

319-786-7290

507-379-1250

608-458-5753

 

John Helbling (IA)

Larry Nelson (MN)

Bruce Kepner (WI)

Wisconsin Public Service WI www.wisconsinpublicservice.com

800-558-1807

920-433-1627

920-433-1105

 

Theodore J. Penn

Gary Delveaux

We Energies WI www.wepco.com 414-221-3018 Penny Scheuerman
Xcel Energy WI, MI www.xcelenergy.com

715-836-1106

715-839-2570

Linda Clark

Vern Kenas

Xcel Energy MN www.xcelenergy.com 612-330-5834 Kenneth Stabler
Minnesota Power (an ALLETE company) MN www.mpelectric.com/econdev/ 218-723-3913

Nancy Norr

Brian Hanson

Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency MN www.mnhometownnetwork.com 800-237-8992 e-mail
 US North Central region        
MidAmerican Energy IA and SD, IL, WI www.midamericanenergy.com

563-333-8810

563-333-8210

John Wetzel

Virginia Dasso

Alliant Energy IA, WI, IL, MN www.midwestsites.com

800-937-0177

507-379-1250

608-458-5753

John Helbling (IA)

Larry Nelson (MN)

Bruce Kepner (WI)

Aquila IA, NE, MO, KS, MN, CO, MI www.aquiladevelopment.com

www.locationone.com

800-306-4237

515-224-1404 x12

402-437-1850

316-941-1657

816-737-7918

816-737-7701

 

Clark Smith (IA)

Mary Simmons (NE)

Scott McGinley (KS)

John Engelmann (MO)

Mark Dawson (MO)

Nebraska Public Power District NE www.sites.nppd.com

402-563-5534

402-434-2768

Dennis Hall

John O'Connor

Omaha Public Power District NE www.oppd.com 402-636-3729 Devin Meisinger
Kansas Gas Service (Oneok) KS www.kgas.com/busport 888-545-5427 E.S. Hamburg
Kansas City Board of Public Utilities KS www.bpu.com 913-573-9012 George A. Powell
Western Resources KS www.wstnres.com 316-261-6986 Bill Underkofler
Kansas City Power & Light MO www.kcpl.com 816-556-2103 Al Conyers
North Central Missouri Electric Cooperative (Touchstone Energy) MO   660-265-4404 Bruce Hensley
Ameren Services MO www.ameren.com 314-554-2304 Michael Kearney
The Empire District Electric Co. MO www.empiredistrict.com 800-874-0383 Marsha Wallace
City Utilities MO www.cityutilities.net 417-831-8593 Karl Plumpe
Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. - MDU Resources Group Inc. ND www.mdu.com 701-222-7772 Kevin Magstadt
 US South Central region        
ONCOR - TXU Electric Delivery TX

www.locationtexas.com

www.oncorgroup.com   service area

800-421-2489 Mike McKinney
American Electric Power (AEP), including Southwestern Electric Power Company OK, TX, LA, AR, KY, VA, WV, IN, OH

www.aep.com

Economic Development

ProCure - site selection website

requires registration to see details

918-599-2405

361-881-5867

318-673-3170

Janet Smith (OK)

Ray Covey (TX)

Arnie Frankel (AR, LA, TX)

CenterPoint Energy

(Reliant Energy HL&P)

TX www.reliantenergy.com

713-207-3425

713-207-3412

John Cook

Ken Courville

Xcel Energy Southwest TX, NM, KS, OK www.xcelenergy.com  service area map 806-765-2921 Steve Deaton
Entergy Texas TX www.entergy.com   service area 936-760-7080 Michael Barnhill
Entergy Louisiana LA www.entergy.com 225-763-5057 Jim Hendricks
Entergy New Orleans LA www.entergy.com 504-670-3633 Frank Sames
Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas AR www.ecark.org  www.aecc.com

800-643-8776

501-570-2274

Kirkely Thomas

Ernest Faucett

Entergy Teamwork Arkansas AR www.prod.entergy.com 501-377-4474 Mike Maulden
OG&E Electric Services OK www.oge.com/business

405-553-3000

405-553-3974

Jim Hilton

Richard Clements

 US Mountain region        
Arizona Public Service - APS AZ

www.arizonaecodevo.com

www.move2az.com

www.aps.com

800-423-0198

602-250-4830

David Bentler

Paul Waddell

Public Service Company of Colorado CO www.psco.com 303-294-2280 Al Lucas
Aquila Economic Development CO, NE, KS, MO, MN, IA, MI

www.aquiladevelopment.com

www.locationone.com

719-546-6468 Roger Kort
Public Service Company of New Mexico NM www.pnm.com/econdev/ 505-241-4548 Carol Radosevich
PacifiCorp / Utah Power UT, OR, WA, ID, CA, WY) www.pacificorp.com

801-220-2823

801-220-4288

801-220-4944

503-813-5117

Julie W. Brewster

Carol Hunter

Gina Crezee

Tim McCabe (OR,WA)

Idaho Power Company ID www.idahopower.com 208-388-2696 Susan Grey
NorthWestern Energy MT, SD, NE www.northwesternenergy.com

406-497-3621

406-655-2550

Rick Edwards

Deborah Singer

 US West Coast region        
Sierra Pacific Power NV www.econdev.sierrapacific.com

775-834-5742

775-834-3716

775-834-3640

Grant Sims

Brad Woodring

Stan Thomas

Nevada Power NV   702-367-5252 Tony Dazzio
PacifiCorp (Pacific Power, Utah Power) OR, UT, WA, WY, N.CA www.pacificorp.com

503-813-5117

503-813-5149

Tim McCabe

Lynn Everett

Avista Utilities WA, OR www.avistacorp.com

509-495-8076

541-858-4790

509-495-4138

509-495-4110

Ellie Chambers

 

Roger Woodworth

Dave Miller

Sacramento Municipal Utility District CA www.smud.org 916-732-5428

Ruth McElhinney

e-mail

Southern California Edison CA www.scebiz.com 626-302-2083 Grant Thomas
Pacific Gas & Electric CA www.pge.com

415-973-3073

415-973-5903

Jan Noya Pinna

Peter Hartman

Other Resources        
Edison Electric Institute international www.eei.org 202-508-5633 Mike McGrath
 Canada        
HydroQuebec PQ www.hydroquebec.com 514-289-2211 Dominique St.-Onge
Manitoba Hydro MB www.hydro.mb.ca

204-477-7776

204-474-3839

Paul Chard

David Huminicki

BC Hydro BC www.invest-bc.com 866-674-8322  
 Mexico        
         
Central America and the Caribbean        
The Natural Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. Trinidad & Tobago www.ngc.co.tt 868-636-4662 e-mail
South America        
         
 Europe  

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BT eLocations UK (telecom) www.bt.com/btelocations    
Belgacom Belgium (telecom) www.belgacom.be    
Vattenfall AB Sweden www.vatenfall.com (011)+46-8-739-5393 Alarik Arthur
Electricit de France France www.edf.fr/htm/en

(011)+33-1-4042-7748

(011)+33-1-4042-7754

Gilles Jollivet

Marc Benner

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Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. Japan www.chuden.co.jp 202-775-1960 Tsuyoshi Sato
Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. Japan www.tohoku-epco.jp/index-e.htm 212-319-6200

Tomonobu Sato

Minoru Takahashi

Korea        
         
China and Taiwan        
         
 Australia & New Zealand  

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Powercor Australia www.powercor.com.au    
Southeast Asia        
         
South Asia        
         
Middle East & Africa        
         

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Europe    Europe Search South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
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