San Francisco, February 22, 2012 — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced the appointment of Edward D. Halpin as its new senior vice president and chief nuclear officer.
Halpin will be responsible for operations of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and the decommissioning of Humboldt Bay Power Plant. He will also serve as the utility's lead contact with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Halpin is a veteran of the nuclear power industry, with almost 30 years of experience gained at STP Nuclear Operating Co. in Bay City, Texas and with the U.S Navy's nuclear submarine service.
Halpin is assuming the role from John Conway, who in addition to overseeing nuclear generation at PG&E as the chief nuclear officer, has been leading all energy procurement and hydro, fossil and renewables generation functions as senior vice president of energy supply. Halpin will be based full time at DCPP concentrating solely on leading the utility's nuclear program. He will report to Conway when he joins the utility in early April.
Halpin comes to PG&E from his current position as the president, CEO, and chief nuclear officer at STP. He previously served in a variety of positions at the South Texas-based company, from startup engineer to site vice president.