U.S. power company and utility lobbyists 2008 and 2009 - Top Ten Generators

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Ameren

Ameren paid $60,000 for the services of Bryan Cave Strategies LLC in 2008.[1] The registered lobbyists were Matt Jessee, and David Russell.

Ameren spent another $160,000 on Ogilvy Government Relations in 2008 and 40,000 so far in 2009.[2] The registered lobbyists were Chris Giblin, Drew Maloney, Julie Dammann, Wayne Berman, and John Green.

Elmendorf Strategies LLC received $90,000 from Ameren in 2008 and $30,000 in 2009.[3] The registered lobbyists were Robert Cogorno, Steven Elmendorf, James Houton, Kristina Kennedy, and Shanti Stanton in 2008 with Barry LaSala joining the team in 2009.

Ameren also spent $78,000 on Bracewell & Giuliani in 2008 and another $50,000 in 2009.[4] The registered lobbyists were Scott H. Segal, Jeffrey Holmstead, Edward Krenik, Joshua Zive, and E. Dee Martin.

American Electric Power

American Electric Power spent $11,238,938 on in-house lobbying costs in 2008 and a further $1,716,913 to date in 2009.[5] The registered lobbyists for the first three-quarters of 2008 were Anthony Kavanagh, Martin McBroom and Joseph Hartsoe. The registered lobbyists for last quarter of 2008 were Kavanagh and McBroom. The registered lobbyists for 2009 were Kavanagh, McBroom and Hartsoe.

American Electric Power also spent $80,000 on Compass Consulting Group in 2008 and a further $20,000 to date in 2009.[5] The registered lobbyists were Ted Hollingsworth, Thomas F. Needles and Patrick A. Smith.

American Electric Power also spent $580,000 on Sidley Austin LLP in 2008 and a further $10,000 to date in 2009.[5] The registered lobbyist was Andrew Shoyer.

American Electric Power also spent $350,000 on Van Ness Feldman in 2008 and a further $50,000 to date in 2009.[5] The registered lobbyists for the first three-quarters of 2008 were Stephen Fotis, Todd Wooten and Tracy Nagelbush. The registered lobbyists for last quarter of 2008 were Fotis, Wooten, Nagelbush and Robert Nordhaus. The registered lobbyists for 2009 were Fotis and Nagelbush.

Total Lobbying expenditures for 2008: $12,248,938
Total Lobbying expenditures to date for 2009: $1,796,913

Dominion

Dominion spent $1,840,000 on in house lobbying efforts in 2008 and an additional $470,000 in 2009.[6] The registered lobbyists were Bruce McKay, Kelly Chapman, Carolyn Perry and Ann Loomis in 2008 with Bruce Byrd replacing Bruce McKay in 2009.

Dominion also spent $120,000 on Ryan, Phillips, Utrecht & MacKinnon in 2008.[7] The registered lobbyists were Thomas Ryan, Matthew Berzok, Jeff MacKinnon, Joe Vasapoli,George O'Connor, Bill Phillips, Doug Nappi and Rodney Hoppe. The lobbying duties were taken over in 2009 by Ryan, MacKinnon, Vasapoli & Berzok with another $30,000 from Dominion.[8] The registered lobbyists were Thomas Ryan, Jeff MacKinnon, Joe Vasapoli, Matthew Berzok and Nick Kolovos.

Duke Energy

Duke Energy spent $5,090,598 on in-house lobbying costs in 2008 and a further $1,282,770 to date in 2009.[9] The registered lobbyists were Beverly K. Marshall, John Haysbert, Toby Short and Brian Vanderbloemen.

Duke Energy also spent $240,000 on Dutko Worldwide, LLC in 2008 and a further $50,000 to date in 2009.[9] The registered lobbyists for the first two quarters of 2008 were Tracy Hammond, Andrew Wright and Liz Burdock. The registered lobbyists for the latter half of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009 were Hammond and Wright.

Duke Energy also spent $134,000 on Alliance One in 2008.[9] The registered lobbyist was Mary Kenkel.

Duke Energy also spent $240,000 on the Alpine Group in 2008 and a further $60,000 to date in 2009.[9] The registered lobbyists were James Massie, Rhod Shaw and Jason Schendle.

Duke Energy also spent $25,000 on Walker Nolan, a Washington D.C. lawyer and lobbyist, in 2008 and a further $15,000 to date in 2009.[9] Duke Energy also spent $110,000 on The Accord Group in 2008 and a further $30,000 to date in 2009.[9] The registered lobbyist was Patrick Quinn.

Duke Energy also spent $118,000 on Bracewell & Giuliani in 2008 and a further $50,000 to date in 2009.[9] The registered lobbyists were Scott H. Segal, E. Dee Martin, Edward Krenik, Jeffrey Holmstead and Joshua Zive.

Duke Energy also spent $90,000 on the LTD Group in 2008 and a further $30,000 to date in 2009. [9] The registered lobbyist was Michael Haywood.

Duke Energy also spent $100,000 on Daryl Owen Associates in 2008.[9] The registered lobbyist was Daryl Owen.

Total Lobbying expenditures for 2008: $6,147,598
Total Lobbying expenditures to date for 2009: $1,517,770

E.ON U.S.

E.ON U.S. spent $90,000 on the services of the C2 Group, LLC, in 2008. C2 lobbyists working on the account were G. Hunter Bates, John Cline, Thomas Crawford, Lesley Elliott, Michael Hanson and Nelson Litterst.[10]

E.ON Climate and Renewables spent $20,000 on the services of Alston & Bird, LLP in the second quarter of 2008. The registered lobbyist working on the account was Jon Chase.[11]

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company spent $225,000 on its in-house lobbying team during 2008. The registered lobbyists were Craig Montesano, Jonathan Weisgall and Jay Carriere. (Carriere was only working on the account during the first two quaters of the year).[12]

Edison International

Edison International (formerly Southern California Edison) spent $640,000 in the first quarter of 2009 on in-house lobbying team work on climate change issues. The company's registered lobbyist is Michelle Holiday.[13]

NRG Energy

NRG Energy spent $230,000 on in-house lobbying costs in 2008 and a further $50,000 to date in 2009.[14] The registered lobbyists were Scott Fisher, Steve Corneli and John O'Brien (lobbyist).

NRG Energy also spent $120,000 on the Alpine Group in 2008 and a further $30,000 to date in 2009.[14] The registered lobbyists were James Massie and Charles Barnett.

NRG Energy also spent $230,000 on The Rhoads Group in 2008 and a further $60,000 to date in 2009.[14] The registered lobbyists were Thomas Dennis and Johanna Polsenberg.

Total Lobbying expenditures for 2008: $580,000
Total Lobbying expenditures to date for 2009: $140,000

Southern Company

Southern Company spent $13,980,000 on in-house lobbying costs in 2008 and a further $3,650,000 to date in 2009.[15] The registered lobbyists for the first half of 2008 were H. Adam Lawrence, John L. Pemberton, L. Ray Harry, Kyle C. Leach, James M. McCool, Michael J. Riith, Jeanne H. Wolak, S. Lofton Cox, Bruce Edelston, F. Scott Orr, Carl A. Punyko, Stoney G. Burke and Nicholas C. Sellers. The registered lobbyists for the third quarter of 2008 were Lawrence, Pemberton, Harry, Leach, McCool, Riith, Wolak, Cox, Burke, Orr, Punyko and Nicholas C. Sellers. The registered lobbyists for last quarter of 2008 were Lawrence, Pemberton, Harry, Leach, McCool, Riith, Wolak, Cox, Orr and Punyko. The registered lobbyists for the first quarter of 2009 were Pemberton, Harry, Lawrence, Leach, McCool, Riith, Wolak, Burke, Orr, Punyko and Cox.

Southern Company also spent $80,000 on the LTD Group in 2008 and a further $20,000 to date in 2009.[15] The registered lobbyist was Michael Haywood. The registered lobbyists for the first quarter of 2009 were Haywood, Dean Rosen, David Thomas, Jonathan Hoganson and Alex Vogel.

Southern Company also spent $120,000 on Van Scoyoc Associates in 2008 and a further $20,000 to date in 2009.[15] The registered lobbyists were Ray Cole, Bryan Blom and Brooke Earthman McChesney.

Southern Company also spent $590,000 on Bracewell & Giuliani in 2008 and a further $130,000 to date in 2009.[15] The registered lobbyists for the first quarter of 2008 were Scott H. Segal, Lisa Jaeger, Edward Krenik and Jeffrey Holmstead. The registered lobbyists for the second quarters of 2008 through to the first quarter of 2009 were Segal, Jaeger, Krenik, Holmstead, Joshua Zive and E. Dee Martin.

Southern Company also spent $60,000 on Polaris Government Relations in 2008 and a further $20,000 to date in 2009.[15] The registered lobbyists for the first three quarters of 2008 were Daniel J. Gans, Amelia Blackwood and Zack Rimmele. The registered lobbyists for the last quarter of 2008 were Gans and Blackwood. The registered lobbyists for the first quarter of 2009 were Blackwood, Gans and Bryan Cunningham.

Southern Company also spent $30,000 on Polaris-Hutton Group, LLC in 2009.[15] The registered lobbyists were Amelia Blackwood, Bryan Cunningham, Daniel J. Gans, Michael Hutton.

Southern Company also spent $90,000 on Ryan, Phillips, Utrecht & MacKinnon in 2008 and a further $30,000 to date in 2009.[15] The registered lobbyists for 2008 were Thomas Ryan, Matthew Berzok, Jeff MacKinnon, Joe Vasapoli, William Phillips, Doug Nappi and Rodney Hoppe. The registered lobbyists for the first quarter of 2009 were Thomas Ryan, MacKinnon, Vasapoli, Berzok and Nick Kolovos.

Southern Company also spent $30,000 on Balch & Bingham LLP in 2008.[15] The registered lobbyist was M. Stanford Blanton.

Southern Company also spent $60,000 on Barbour Griffith & Rogers in 2008.[15] The registered lobbyists were Loren Monroe, Ed Rogers, G.O. Griffith Jr., Brant Imperatore and Eric Burgeson.

Southern Company also spent $20,000 on C2 Group, LLC in 2008.[15] The registered lobbyists were Jefferies Murray, John Cline, Thomas Crawford, Michael Hanson and Nelson Litterst.

Southern Company also spent $50,000 on Heather Podesta + Partners in 2009.[15] The registered lobbyists were Heather Podesta, Julian Haywood and Eric Rosen.

Total Lobbying expenditures for 2008: $15,030,000
Total Lobbying expenditures to date for 2009: $3,950,000

Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy spent $2.42 million on its in-house lobbying work in 2008. A further $990,000 was spent in the first half of 2009.[16] Its sole registered lobbyist was John A. O'Donnell.[17]

In 2008 Xcel Energy also spent $50,000 on the services of Governmental Strategies, Inc, a lobbying firm.[18] The sole registered lobbyist working on the account was Timothy E. Smith.[19]

Xcel Energy also spent over $20,000 in 2008 on the services of The Smith-Free Group and a further $50,000 in the first half of 2009.[20] The registered lobbyists were James C. Free and Robert Hickmott.[21]

Xcel Energy spent $50,000 on the services of Clark & Weinstock in the first three quarters of 2008. The registered lobbyists working in the account were Niles Godes, Ed Kutler, Sandra Stuart and Vin Weber.[22]

Xcel Energy also spent $120,000 on the services of Stuntz Davis & Staffier, P.C. in 2008 and a further $30,000 in the second quarter of 2009. The registered lobbyists working on the account in 2008 were Randall E. Davis and Ellen S. Young[23] who were joined by Linda G. Stuntz in 2009.[24]

Xcel Energy also spent $40,000 on the services of Polaris Government Relations in the latter half of 2008. The registered lobbyists were Daniel J. Gans, Amelia Blackwood and Zack Rimmele.[25]

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