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Rue Phillips

Rue Phillips

Co-founder & President

Rue Phillips is the Co-founder and President of SkillFusion, a unique approach to providing electric vehicle operations and maintenance (O&M) service providers with access to a nation-wide credentialed talent pool for electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) O&M obligations. With more than three decades of leadership in the cleantech sector, Phillips recognizes the need for train and certified technicians to keep the electric vehicle charging network growing and reliable.    Prior to SkillFusion, Phillips’ entrepreneurial journey included co-founding True South Renewables Inc., the first and largest independent solar O&M company in the U.S., and 365-Pronto, a digital dispatch platform for solar technicians. His career in renewable technology also includes President of Solarrus, Founder and CEO of Pacific Renewables, Co-founder and President of EV Connect. Phillips is also a sought-after advisor for Fortune 50 and Global 2000 companies around the world. Phillips, was just listed as a Top 10 Entrepreneur to Watch in 2024 by California Business Journal.   Rue is a frequent event keynote and technical speaker speaking on behalf of cleantech trends and he also serves on expert advisory committees for the development of codes and standards for the U.S. renewable energy industry. Additionally, Phillips is the host of EV Chat—a leading electrification podcast featuring the world’s leaders in vehicle development, battery innovation, charging infrastructure, and other emerging trends—and is the community founder for the LinkedIn Group, EV Infrastructure Forum.

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EV CHARGING DAY - 2 14 May 2024
11:00 - 11:30

Bringing in a new EV workforce to meet 97% uptime guarantees

1. Educating on accurate data about access to skilled labor for maintaining 97%+ uptime guarantees.
2. Primary reason for choosing EVs over ICE vehicles: Availability of a dependable nationwide charging infrastructure.
3. Significant potential for technicians, electricians, and electrical contractors to tap into this market and provide a solution to the charging network challenge.