Phil Pettingill currently serves as Director of Regional Integration at the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO). In his current role, he is coordinating the project to provide Reliability Coordinator services to the ISO balancing area and offer those services to other balancing authorities and transmission operators in the western United States. In many forums, he serves as an external spokesperson to provide expertise between the ISO and policy makers. He also engages in many regulatory initiatives supporting California’s environmental goals, including achieving the 33 percent renewable portfolio standard by 2020 and 100 carbon-free energy by 2045.
He has served in various significant capacities at the ISO, representing the main grid operator for California before western state regulatory agencies and working with a diverse set of policy makers to ensure regulatory and policy initiatives consider impacts on the electric system operated by ISO and the customers it serves. Phil joined the ISO in September 1997 after working at Pacific Gas and Electric for 15 years.