Georgia PSC Prominent in ‘Oscars’ of Energy Awards

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Public Service Commission Chairman Lauren “Bubba” McDonald has been named a finalist for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 21st annual S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards. Commissioner Vice Chair Tim Echols has been named a finalist for the Individual Rising Star Award. Also in the running for Lifetime Achievement is former Georgia PSC Commissioner Stan Wise.

Energy companies and individuals from 37 countries have been selected asFinalists. The 2019 finalists were announced by S&P Global Platts, the leading global provider of energy and commodities information and spot market benchmarks.

Established in 1999 and often described as “the Oscars of the Energy Industry,” the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance in 21 categories spanning the entire energy complex.

Commissioner McDonald is in his third term on the PSC, having been appointed and elected in 1998, and re-elected in 2008 and 2014. He was elected chair in 2018 and previously chaired the Commission in 2009. His full biography can be found at

This is Commissioner Echols’ second term on the Georgia Public Service Commission, having been re-elected statewide in November 2016. You can find his complete biography and photo on the Commission web site at

Hundreds of energy industry representatives are expected to attend the 2019 Global Energy Awards black-tie dinner on December 12, in New York City.

On December 11, S&P Global Platts will host its 12th annual Global Energy Outlook Forum, a platform for critical debate of key financial, policy, trade and market factors facing the energy industry and drawing together senior executives from across the energy, financial and policy spheres.