Chris Hickman


Chris has three decades of utility industry experience ranging from power generation to regulation to end-use customer services and technologies. He has helped companies envision the future of the industry and how their company is successful in that future. By leveraging new technologies and a vast network, Chris’ career has been focused on creating opportunities to help improve the energy industry.

Chris has been a frequent contributor at a variety of utility industry events and leadership conferences, as well as having spoken before Congress, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state commissions and other influential policy groups. He has served on the boards of the IEEE Power Engineering Society, the GridWise Alliance, and Avistar (an unregulated subsidiary of PNM), along with several non-profit organizations and as a member of the DOE regulatory assistance project team, helping provide a utility industry perspective to state and federal regulators regarding current policy issues. He has also helped 13 countries around the world to develop their national energy policy to enable Distributed Energy Resources.