Phil C. Grigsby

Senior Vice President Ventures and Business Development, Duke Energy 


Phillip Grigsby serves as senior vice president of ventures and business development for Duke Energy’s natural gas business. Previously, he served as Duke Energy’s senior vice president of commercial transmission. This group includes Pioneer Transmission, a joint venture between Duke Energy and American Electric Power to build and operate extra-high-voltage transmission lines and related facilities in Indiana, and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project to bring new gas transmission to Virginia and North Carolina. He also serves as president of DATC, a position he has held since 2012. DATC is a joint venture between Duke Energy and American Transmission Co., to explore and develop strategic transmission projects across the country.

Grigsby has served as senior vice president of Midwest generation portfolio for Duke Energy, where he was responsible for the company’s commercial generation business in the Midwest and support of regulatory and legislative initiatives in Ohio. He has also served as vice president of commercial power business development. In that role, he was responsible for unregulated power generation asset development and structured transaction origination.

Grigsby began his Duke Energy career with Trunkline Gas Company in 1988. He joined the corporate strategic planning group for PanEnergy in 1993 and was named project manager for PanEnergy International Development in 1994. Following the merger between Duke Power and PanEnergy in 1997, Grigsby was promoted to director, Northern Latin America. In that role, he led efforts to develop natural gas and power projects in Peru, Bolivia, and Venezuela. Grigsby later served as vice president of trading operations for Duke Energy North America and as group general manager of commercial development for Duke Energy International–Asia Pacific, based in Sydney, Australia. He was responsible for all natural gas and power generation asset development for Duke Energy in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining the company, he worked at Exxon Company USA in the Production Geology department, from 1981 to 1988.

Grigsby previously served as president of WIRES, a nonprofit trade association supporting policies that encourage electric transmission investment. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston.