Ian Calkins

Ian joined Copper State in 2001 and has over two decades of experience on behalf of clients, with important expertise in permitting and siting utility scale electric generation and transmission projects. In addition to keen understanding of the AZ Corporation Commission,  Ian has worked on behalf of energy development clients in Maricopa, Pinal, Pima, Cochise, Greenlee, Graham, Yuma, La Paz, Mohave, Coconino, Navajo, Apache, Yavapai counties. There is no one in Arizona with more on-the-ground experience with the politics and processes of utility scale generation and transmission. Ian understands Arizona energy issues and follows electric utility activities on behalf of our clients. He is detail oriented and has an ability to deliver sophisticated context to our clients when assessing Arizona’s energy issues.  Ian also assists our clients with media strategy, advising clients on reporter engagement and serving as public spokesman when called upon. He has a particular skill set involving public engagement and controversial issue management for our clients.