Joel Ivy, general manager of Florida public power utility Lakeland Electric, has accepted a position with Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L).
Ivy will oversee the Texas municipal utility after their current Director, David McCalla, announced his retirement earlier in 2021.
A final vote on the offer of employment for Ivy was scheduled for December 29th in front of the Lubbock City Council. After the formal approval by the Lubbock City Council, Ivy is expected to report to LP&L in early May 2022 with his last day at Lakeland Electric taking place in April 2022.
Ivy was hired as the General Manager for Lakeland Electric on July 30, 2012. He has currently served in that position for over nine years.
During his tenure at Lakeland Electric, Ivy concentrated efforts to strengthen the utility’s financial position, improve credit ratings and enhance the customer experience. He also worked to increase renewable solar facilities into the energy mix at Lakeland Electric.
Lakeland Electric said that Ivy and his team have been instrumental in developing a robust outage notification system, taking Lakeland Electric forward with the decommissioning of Unit 3, an aging coal fire generator, and securing future generation for the utility.