Michael Watkins


Michael Watkins, Upnotch Member, is an Operations Strategic Policy Advisor at Seattle City Light, one of the nation’s largest, publicly owned utilities companies that generates and delivers environmentally responsible power.


Having served in the navy for 10 years, Michael then transitioned to corporate life, becoming an electric industry expert with over 20 years of experience leading power grid operations and crisis management.


Michael is a NERC Certified Reliability Coordinator System Operator and also holds an MBA and a Master’s in Finance which allows him to bridge the gap between technical and financial providing the best possible solutions.


He loves mentoring and would be a brilliant mentor to any mid-career engineer, maybe someone who is experiencing a setback in their career. Michael is also looking for a mentor himself - someone late-career with knowledge in policy.


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