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Phillip May

Phillip May is president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana, an electric utility that serves more than one million customers in Louisiana. He is responsible for the company’s safe and reliable service, financial performance, customer service, regulatory and public affairs, resource planning, economic development programs and charitable contributions.

May is implementing the company’s long-term strategy to modernize its power generation fleet while helping meet Louisiana’s future energy needs. He led the successful effort to combine the Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana operating companies to form a single, stronger utility that better serves Louisiana customers. In recent years, May has overseen the development and startup of the J. Wayne Leonard Power Station, Lake Charles Power Station and Nine Mile Unit 6, which was the first new power plant added to the Louisiana fleet in nearly 30 years.

Under his leadership, Entergy Louisiana saw the construction and commercial operation of roughly 3,000 megawatts of modern, efficient generation units as well as the addition of solar and renewable energy resources. Since 2004, the company has replaced approximately half of its older, less efficient generation capacity with cleaner more modern units.

Prior to assuming his current role in February 2013, May served as vice president of regulatory services, where he led the development of system-wide regulatory strategies and implemented programs to address cost recovery and regulatory lag. Since joining Entergy in 1986, he has also served as vice president of transition management and managing director of corporate strategic planning and analysis.

He serves on the boards of directors for the Council for a Better Louisiana, the Louisiana Board of Regents, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and GNO, Inc.

May has an MBA from the University of New Orleans and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He also completed the mergers and acquisitions program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electricity to more than 1 million customers in 58 parishes and natural gas service to more than 96,000 customers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy Louisiana is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans. Entergy powers life for 3 million customers through its operating companies across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy is creating a cleaner, more resilient energy future for everyone with our diverse power generation portfolio, including increasingly carbon-free energy sources. With roots in the Gulf South region for more than a century, Entergy is a recognized leader in corporate citizenship, delivering more than $100 million in economic benefits to local communities through philanthropy and advocacy efforts annually over the last several years. Our approximately 12,000 employees are dedicated to powering life today and for future generations.

Updated February 2023