President & CEO Entergy Louisiana
Phillip R. May is the president and chief executive officer of Entergy Louisiana, LLC, which serves more than one million electric customers in the state. He is responsible for the company’s customer service, regulatory and public affairs, resource planning, economic development programs and charitable contributions, as well as its financial performance.
May led the successful effort to combine the Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana operating
companies to form a single, stronger utility to serve Louisiana customers. In addition, he is implementing the
company’s long-term strategy to modernize its generation fleet while helping meet Louisiana’s future energy needs.
He oversaw the completion and startup of operations at Nine Mile Unit 6, 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 adding solar and renewable resources. Since 2004, the company has replaced approximately half of its older, less efficient generation capacity with cleaner more modern units.
May joined Entergy in 1986. May serves on the Louisiana Board of Regents, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and GNO, Inc.
May received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans. He also completed the mergers and acquisitions program at the Wharton School in Philadelphia, Pa.