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El Paso Electric Announces New Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

May 27, 2016

“Jim has been a key member of the EPE team, and has allowed us to significantly develop and grow our regulatory expertise,” said Nathan Hirschi, Chief Financial Officer. “As we look to the continuing growth of our service area and our company, Jim’s leadership and experience is instrumental in ensuring that EPE is well-prepared for the future.”

Mr. Schichtl began his career with El Paso Electric in 1992 as a Rate Design Analyst. He has held several other key positions within the company, including Senior Regulatory Case Manager, Manager of Economic and Rate Research and Director of Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Schichtl has led and developed many of EPE’s main regulatory functions, such as class cost of service studies, rate research, and rate design analyses.

Prior to rejoining El Paso Electric in 2012, Mr. Schichtl served as a regulatory analyst and manager in several regulatory functions with Southern California Edison Company for 18 years. He is a native of El Paso and a graduate from Canutillo High School. Mr. Schichtl holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, where he also studied Economics.

El Paso Electric is a regional electric utility providing generation, transmission and distribution service to approximately 400,000 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000 square mile area of the Rio Grande valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico.  El Paso Electric has a net dependable generating capability of 2,098 MW.