David Wilroy Brings 14 Years of Experience at Tenaska Power Plants
BILLINGSLEY, Alabama – Tenaska has hired David Wilroy to oversee operations at Tenaska Lindsay Hill Generating Station near Billingsley. Bringing 14 years of experience at Tenaska, Wilroy replaces plant manager Robert Threlkeld, who announced his retirement in June after nearly 20 years of service.
“David’s industry background, expertise and history with Tenaska position him well to provide strategic and strong leadership at the Lindsay Hill facility,” said Todd Jonas, Tenaska senior vice president of operations and management. “David will continue to ensure our facility operates efficiently and safely.”
As plant manager, Wilroy will oversee the day-to-day operations, including responsibility for environmental, safety, community relations and efficiency programs.
“I am honored to take on this new role,” Wilroy said. “The team at Lindsay Hill is best-in-class and I look forward to continuing our community partnerships and safe and efficient operations.”
Wilroy previously worked as the maintenance manager at the Tenaska Central Alabama Generating Station from 2007 until it was sold in 2020. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Prior to joining Tenaska Central Alabama, Wilroy worked in the pulp and paper industry. Wilroy succeeds Threlkeld, who retired in June 2021.
The plant, owned by Tenaska Alabama Partners, L.P., is one of the largest taxpayers in Autauga County. It has contributed more than $16.1 million in property taxes through 2020. The plants injected approximately $5.7 million in salaries and payments to local contractors and vendors in 2020.
Furthermore, employees are active in the community. They donated to the local United Way campaign, county holiday programs and local community improvement projects. The plant sponsors a college scholarship program to benefit Autauga County high school students. To date, 200 graduates have received $163,000 in scholarships.
Tenaska Alabama Partners is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska and Diamond Generating Corporation.
About Tenaska Alabama Partners, L.P.
Tenaska, an energy company based in Omaha, Nebraska, formed Tenaska Alabama Partners, L.P. to build, own and operate the Tenaska Lindsay Hill Generating Station. Today, Tenaska Alabama Partners is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska and Diamond Generating Corporation.
Tenaska is one of the leading independent energy companies in the United States, with a reputation for high standards and expertise in natural gas and electric power marketing, energy management, development and acquisition of energy assets, and operation of generating facilities. Forbes magazine consistently ranks Tenaska among the 50 largest private U.S. companies. Gross operating revenues were $7.7 billion in 2020.
Tenaska is a 2021 U.S. Best Managed Company, a recognition given by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal to private companies that demonstrate excellence in strategic planning and execution, corporate culture and financial results.
Tenaska has developed, managed and/or operated approximately 22 gigawatts (GW) of natural gas-fueled and renewables generation. Its development portfolios include more than 16 GW of solar, wind and energy storage projects. The current Tenaska operating fleet includes 7.5 GW of generating facilities.
Tenaska Marketing Ventures consistently ranks among the top five largest natural gas marketers in North America and is the top-ranked natural gas pipeline capacity trader. Tenaska Power Services Co. is the leading U.S. provider of energy management services to generation and demand-side customers.