Mr. Phillips joined Atrium from Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) where he managed the Resource Planning and Load Forecasting departments. He was responsible for developing PNM’s triennial Integrated Resource Plan as well as providing strategic, analytical and regulatory support for resource planning decisions such as asset retirement and acquisition decisions. Mr. Phillips was also in charge of long-term resource adequacy studies and supply side resiliency analysis. In addition to his resource planning work, Mr. Philips advises clients on a wide range of topics such as public policy, legislation, cost of service analysis and rate design. His proficiency extends to programming languages, as well as various software platforms, optimization solvers, and statistical analysis methods.
Prior to his time at PNM, Mr. Phillips provided consulting and expert witness services to clients across the country focused on energy, regulated utility, and competitive electric service issues including resource planning, transmission planning, production cost analysis, electric price forecasting, load forecasting, class cost of service analysis, and rate design.
Mr. Phillips received the Degree of Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Electric Power and Energy Systems from Iowa State University of Science and Technology, and the Degree of Master of Science in Computational Finance and Risk Management from the University of Washington Seattle.