About ICF
David Pickles
Senior Vice President: Strategy, Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure
ICF Energy | Texas
David has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on utility resource planning, energy efficiency, demand-side management, non-traditional product and service development, and operations of unregulated utility subsidiaries.

David leads the strategy function of our energy, environment, and infrastructure group. This team of more than 1,750 professionals advises commercial, federal, state, and local clients on energy markets, surface transportation, energy efficiency, environmental planning, conservation, and climate change. David also oversees utility and public sector engagements that address energy efficiency, decarbonization, distributed energy resources, strategy, electrification, consumer behavior, and new products and services.

Drawing on over 30 years of experience, he testifies as an expert witness before regulatory commissions in ten states and provinces. Issues include utility diversification, demand-side management program planning, design and policy, and other rate-making topics. He also developed and delivered more than 100 individual demand-side management programs and six large portfolios.

David’s previous leadership roles include Director of Market Strategy for Navigant Consulting; Chief Technical Officer at PHI Consulting/Honeywell; Vice President of Marketing, Development, and Operations of energy services at CSW (now AEP); and Director of Pricing and Product Development for Synergic Resources Corporation. As a utility regulator, he held various positions with Iowa’s Office of Consumer Advocate and the Iowa Utilities Board.

David is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Regulatory Economics. He is a previous board member of the North American Energy Standards Board and the Dallas chapter of the Product Development and Management Association.

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Why electrification benefits cities, states, and the grid—and how utilities can lead the way.
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What utilities can do now: 8 practical steps to evolve your energy efficiency programs
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Turning Locational Value Into Real Dollars
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Implementing beneficial electrification programs
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EPA's 111(d) Clean Power Plan could increase energy efficiency impacts, net benefits, and total value
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