Barbara Lockwood

Barbara Lockwood is senior vice president, public policy for Arizona Public Service (APS). Based in Phoenix, APS is Arizona’s largest electric company and serves nearly 1.3 million customers across the state.

Lockwood oversees the company’s federal, state and local public affairs strategies, regulatory affairs, community affairs, corporate giving and sustainability functions.

Lockwood has assumed greater responsibilities from her previous role as vice president of regulation, in which she managed federal and state regulatory activities. Prior to moving into regulatory, she served as general manager of energy innovation, where she managed technology and renewable energy programs, including the operation and maintenance of the utility’s solar generation fleet. Lockwood joined APS in 1999.

Lockwood began her career at DuPont in chemical engineering and management roles.  She then spent a number of years in environmental consulting providing property development and business acquisition services to national and global companies in a variety of industries.

Her policy and regulatory experience includes testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, as well as a field hearing with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on the Federal Investment Tax Credit and its effect on solar development in the Southwest.

Lockwood served on the Western Governors’ Association Solar Task Force and the Arizona State Renewable Energy Task Force. She has also served on the Solar Technical Advisory Board for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Research Advisory Committee for the Electric Power Research Institute and the Board of Directors for the GridWise Alliance.

She is active in the community as a board member for the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute and the Arizona Science Center, where she is immediate past board chair. She is a past president of Keep Phoenix Beautiful. Lockwood also serves on the Advisory Committee of the Critical Consumer Issues Forum, a national energy policy group.

Lockwood holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University and a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a registered professional chemical engineer in Arizona.

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