Phillippe is an MS student at ERG. His research interests are in the integration of distributed energy resources and the decarbonization of the electricity sector. In 2005, Phillippe enlisted in the US Navy where he worked on an aircraft carrier as a nuclear power plant electrician. After six years, he left the Navy to obtain his AS at North Seattle Community College and then his BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington (UW). During that time, he held internships with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Seattle City Light. After graduating from UW he returned to PNNL as a research scientist before joining ERG in Fall of 2016.