Jeffrey J. Lyash is the new president and chief executive officer of Ontario Power Generation, effective Aug. 21.
Lyash previously was president of CB&I Power, where he was responsible for engineering, procurement and construction of multi-billion dollar electrical generation projects. Before joining CB&I in 2013, Lyash was executive vice president of energy supply for Duke Energy.
As Lyash takes the helm, OPG is preparing to refurbish its Darlington nuclear facility. The company achieved net income of $811 million last year and phased out coal entirely in 2014.
“Jeff is a proven leader with over 30 years’ industry experience and a history of producing excellent results in a wide range of business functions, from electricity generation to economic development and customer service,” said OPG board Chair Bernard Lord.
Lyash replaces Tom Mitchell, who was named president and CEO in 2009. Mitchell announced his intention to retire in February.
OPG has an in-service capacity of 17,059 MW from a total of 72 stations, 64 of which are hydroelectric.