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Phillip May

Phillip May is president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana, an electric utility that serves more than 1.1 million customers in 58 Louisiana parishes. 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. May also oversaw the development and startup of the J. Wayne Leonard Power Station, the 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 approximately 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 2013, May served as vice president of regulatory services for Entergy Corporation, where he led the development of companywide 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 Louisiana Board of Regents, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, GNO Inc. and the Committee of 100 for Economic Development.

May received 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 1.1 million customers in 58 parishes and natural gas service to more than 95,000 customers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Entergy Louisiana is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 electric company. Entergy powers life for 3 million customers through our operating companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. We’re investing in the reliability and resilience of the energy system while helping our region transition to cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. With roots in our communities for more than 100 years, Entergy is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and corporate citizenship. Since 2018, we have delivered more than $100 million in economic benefits each year to local communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has approximately 12,000 employees.

Updated October 2023