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Duke Energy Quality Engineer

Memphis, TN
October 23, 2022

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Robert W. Phillips, PE

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Memphis, TN 38125



Currently seeking a remote position. I am a dedicated professional with over thirty-five years of experience in energy management and distributed energy resources, with thorough understanding of the utility business. Capable of assessing energy efficient technologies and performing economic analyses of a wide range of energy projects. I am also a team player who works hard building positive relationships with co-workers and customers, bringing productivity and stability to the work environment. Offering to use all my skills and experience to further the objectives of a respected company and their leadership. ACADEMIC EDUCATION

• Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree – 1981 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Energy Insights, Owner – Memphis, TN Current

Completed two technical reviews for projects seeking small business innovative research (SBIR) grants for the U.S. Department of Energy. Enervest Florida – Ocala, FL Owner May 2014 - January 2018

Provided testimony to the Orlando City Council in favor of their proposed Building Energy and Water Efficiency Strategy sustainability ordinance. The measure passed 5-2 and is now part of the City Charter.

Profiled several commercial buildings in the US DOE Energy Star Portfolio ManagerTM program. Provided analytic services to Duke Energy’s for their business energy efficiency program regulatory filing. Acquired rebates for Sea Dip Beach Resort

(Daytona Beach) for the use of energy efficient packaged air conditioners. Performed a feasibility study on the use of battery energy storage on a local four-year college.

Supported Duke Energy’s restoration efforts as a damage assessor during power restoration after Hurricanes IRMA and MICHAEL.

Duke Energy Florida– Ocala, Florida RETIRED July 2011 – April 2014 Sr. Commercial Energy Specialist\Program Manager

Supported business energy efficiency audit and incentive programs for a 15-member energy assessment staff.

Organized monthly technical training sessions for business energy assessors and customer service employees. Invited subject matter experts to present on topics covering energy efficient lighting, HVAC, and other end-use technologies. Enhanced program to included continuing education credits for attenders.

Produced the program performance data and reports as needed for Duke Energy’s Energy Conservation Cost Recovery filing for the Florida Public Service Commission.

Managed the Innovation Incentive energy efficiency rebate program, providing program planning, budgeting, and overseeing day-to-day operations. Responsible for reviewing applications and assuring program compliance. Regularly conducted meetings with employees and customers to review program requirements and discuss application results.

Updated Duke’s Energy’s energy efficiency business lighting program data base with fixture wattage and lumen data of various commercial lighting fixtures, with emphasis on LED lights. Always met tight deadlines for fixture data updates when needed by Energy Assessors.

Organized Progress Energy’s sponsorship and nomination in the 2012 Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual sustainability awards banquet. Progress Energy was awarded one of the chapter’s highest honors, the President’s Award, for their commitment to sustainability, both internally as well as in the communities they serve.

Progress Energy Florida – Ocala, Florida September 2006– July 2011 Commercial Business Energy Assessor/Service Planner Energy Assessor

Conducted energy assessments and administered the energy rebate programs for small business customers across Progress Energy Florida’s service area.

In 2010 was a top performer in the company with over 300 assessments completed, yielding over 400kW reduced and exceeding the individual goal by 10%.

Through membership in the Heart of Florida Chapter of the USGBC, developed relationships with commercial architects, engineers, and builders in the promotion of Progress Energy’s commercial energy efficiency incentives for new construction. Service Planner

Designed electric services and prepared construction work orders for new electric services (underground and overhead) to residential and small commercial customers.

Prepared construction orders and customer contracts for installation of exterior lighting. Florida Power/Progress Energy Florida – Ocala, FL June 1996 – August 2005 Account Executive/Power Quality Engineer

Account Executive

Successfully managed the relationship between Progress Energy and their largest commercial and industrial customers in north Florida.

In 2004, achieved a customer satisfaction score of 9.37 (on a 0-10 scale) against a target of 8.5, which earned recognition by peers as well as a favorable performance appraisal.

Florida Power Corporation – Ocala, FL

Research Engineer/Industrial Services Engineer 1982-1996

Served as the company’s representative to their largest commercial and industrial customers.

In response to a concern expressed by a lime rock mine, collaborated with the Environmental and Transmission Design departments to install “bird flight diverters” on a local transmission line to protect nearby nesting eagles.

Researched heat pump water heating, surge protection, and uninterruptible power system (UPS) technologies to see what business opportunities can be afforded the company through the deployment of the technology.


• Florida Professional Engineering Registration

• Completed “Mastering Business Development” Training Series 1997-1999

• U.S. Green Building Council, LEED AP™ BD+C accreditation References available upon request.

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