Philip B. Jones is currently the president of Phil Jones Consulting LLC, where he provides consulting services to the energy industry. Jones serves on the Advisory Council of EPRI (EPRI AC) which reviews the R&D programs of the Electric Power Research Institute; he also is a Member of the Western Grid Group (WGG), which focuses on the promotion of clean energy resources in the Western Interconnection; and he is serving as the executive director of the Alliance For Transportation Electrification.
Jones previously served as a Commissioner on the Washington State Public Utilities Commission, was the past President of NARUC (National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners), and presently serves on its Board of Directors. He previously chaired and served on the Board of Directors of NRRI (National Regulatory Research Institute). Jones also served on the Telecommunications Committee and the International Relations Committee in 2005. He also served as Co-Chair of the Washington Action Committee. He previously served on the Advisory Council of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), which is the public interest council to advise electric utilities on R&D priorities. Prior to his commission appointment, he served as managing director of Cutter & Buck (Europe), BV in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for five years.
From 1983 – 1988 Jones served as senior legislative assistant to Senator Daniel J. Evans, the former U.S. Senator from Washington State, and staffed him on energy policy issues before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, as well as international trade policy. He was responsible for a broad range of energy issues, including hydroelectric re-licensing, nuclear waste management, energy conservation and renewables, and the Bonneville Power Administration.
Jones is a native of Spokane, Washington. He graduated from Harvard College with honors with a degree in East Asian Studies in 1977.