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WRA’s team of experts has three decades of working where decisions are made, sweating the details, creating evidence-based solutions, and holding decision makers accountable.

Alex Routhier

Alex Routhier, Ph.D.

Arizona Clean Energy Manager/Senior Policy Advisor


Clean Energy

Office Location

Phoenix, Arizona

Area of Focus

Alex Routhier, PhD., is a senior policy advisor at Western Resource Advocates and manages the clean energy team in Arizona. In this role, he works to expand clean energy, accelerate grid modernization and transportation electrification, and limit greenhouse gas emissions. He works closely with utilities in Arizona – particularly Arizona Public Service, Tucson Electric Power and the Salt River Project – on long-term and integrated system planning.


Alex began his career in the financial services industry. Wanting to make a career change, he moved to Arizona for graduate school and quickly fell in love with the West. While at Arizona State he worked for the Engineering Research Center, Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technology (QESST). He has also worked as an advanced degree intern at a large Phoenix-based, electric utility, where he focused on transmission compliance and modeling.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh

Favorite thing about the West

The grandeur, beauty and diversity of the landscapes, and SO MANY places with dispersed camping!

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