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Chris Watson Bio

January 1, 2020

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Chris Watson joined 5 in 2012 and serves as a Senior Energy Advisor. Chris embodies 5’s unique team-based approach to service delivering best-in-class solutions for a multitude of clients, including many cities, counties, school districts, hospitals, and water utility districts.

In his role as an advisor, Chris helps clients develop a proactive strategy that is focused on a wide array of topics including procurement, operational improvements, renewables, sustainability, distributed generation, and more to control and reduce energy costs over time.

Chris received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and is actively engaged in several non-profit organizations that benefit children and public education.

Chris’ Why: “Every time we help a school save money on their energy costs, I see that savings as a teacher’s salary or a new educational tool that will benefit kids. By helping a school district – or a city or a water district – I know I’m making a real impact, in addition to helping our clients be even more accountable to the taxpayers who support them.”


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Founded in 2011, 5 comprises a team of energy innovators, commodity traders, analysts, engineers, and former energy supplier executives. Together, they serve a broad array of private and public sector clients throughout the United States and Mexico, providing strategic advice on energy-related matters including procurement, demand-side management, rate optimization, regulatory intervention, benchmarking, bill auditing, RFP management, sustainability planning services, renewable power, and distributed generation. With an eye on growth, 5 has initiated a number of strategic partnerships and acquisitions, including the 2019 acquisition of Luthin Associates. 5 has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. for five consecutive years. The firm has also received numerous accolades and national awards for its corporate culture, leadership and innovation, including 5 consecutive years as a top 10 Best Company to Work for in Texas according to Texas Monthly Magazine.