PG&E Senior Vice President of Generation and Chief Nuclear Officer Edward Halpin will retire at the end of the year.
Halpin — who has worked with the company since 2012 and oversees the company’s nuclear assets (including Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant) — notified the company he intends to retire on Dec. 31, according to a company news release Thursday.
“Ed has done an outstanding job leading our nuclear and power generation operations and helping us provide customers with one of the cleanest energy portfolios in the nation,” PG&E Corp. Chief Executive Officer and President Geisha Williams said in the release. “Under his leadership, PG&E has achieved excellent generation, safety and reliability results, culminating in several company and industry records. We are grateful for his service and wish him all the best.”
With more than 35 years experience, Halpin is one of the longest-serving, active CNOs in the U.S. nuclear industry.
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Prior to working at PG&E, Halpin was president, chief executive officer and chief nuclear officer at the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Co.
In his current position, he oversees all of the utility’s power generation assets, according to the release. He also oversees the decommissioning efforts of Humboldt Bay Power Plant and serves as the utility’s lead contact with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.