Edward D. Halpin, Senior Vice President, Generation and Chief Nuclear Officer of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and a 35-year veteran of the energy industry, has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2017.
“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,” said PG&E Corporation Chief Executive Officer and President Geisha Williams. “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,”
Halpin joined PG&E in 2012, and, in his current role, oversees all of the utility’s power generation assets, including nuclear, natural gas, hydroelectric and renewable sources. 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. hief Nuclear Officer
Prior to joining PG&E, Halpin served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer at the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company.
Halpin also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power Submarine Service after graduating with honors from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was as an All-American boxer. He holds two master’s degrees in Strategic Communication/Leadership and Human Development and has a Senior Reactor Operator Certification. Halpin is also a graduate of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations’ Senior Nuclear Plant Management course and the Senior Nuclear Executives Seminar.