Vice President, Generation, System Planning and Dispatch


David C. Hawkins

As El Paso Electric’s Vice President of Generation, System Planning and Dispatch, David C. Hawkins oversees the reliable and economic operation of EPE’s bulk power system as well as El Paso Electric’s wholesale power and fuel transactions.  He is also responsible for all system operations in El Paso Electric’s service territory.

Mr. Hawkins, who has been with El Paso Electric since 2002, has held various positions at EPE including Vice President, Power Marketing & Fuels and Resource Planning, Director of Generation Operations, Director of Energy Trading, and Manager of Long Term Trading and Fuels.  Before joining El Paso Electric, Mr. Hawkins served as a Wholesale Power Marketing Analyst at Public Service Company of New Mexico.  Mr. Hawkins holds a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University.

He served on the Board of Directors for the Center Against Sexual & Family Violence from 2010 to 2016, where, within that period, served terms as Board Secretary and Board Chair.