Paul Thessen

President, LS Power Development

Paul Thessen joined LS Power in 1992 and has twenty-six years of experience in the power industry. Mr. Thessen leads the team responsible for identifying and executing LS Power’s transmission and generation development opportunities. In this role he oversees the development, environmental permitting, regulatory, origination, engineering and construction management functions of LS Power. Mr. Thessen has participated in the successful development of more than 8,000 MW of greenfield generation projects and several large-scale transmission projects totaling more than 560 miles. His team originated and is currently executing four additional large-scale transmission projects that LS Power won through competitive processes. Prior to being named President in 2008, Mr. Thessen held various roles within LS Power concentrated on project development and new business development.

Mr. Thessen received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Rolla.