Wednesday, January 20, 2016

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company Names Marty Richey Site Vice President at Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station

AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/
Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Plant

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has named Marty Richey site vice president at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport, Pa.  In this position, he is responsible for overall management, direction and coordination of operations for the two-unit Beaver Valley plant.  He replaces Eric Larson, who will represent FENOC as a loaned executive to the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations in Atlanta, Ga.

"Marty brings to Beaver Valley a diverse background in all aspects of nuclear power operations, particularly outage and work management and performance improvement," said FENOC Chief Nuclear Officer Sam Belcher.  "His leadership and experience in the industry will benefit Beaver Valley as the site continues safe operation and pursuit of industry-leading operating performance." 

DOE To Invest In Small Nuclear Reactor Tech

By Michael McDonald - Tue, 19 January 2016 
While oil and natural gas prices may be very low today, in the medium- and long-term it’s likely that fossil fuels will be significantly more expensive. For that reason, it’s important that alternative energy sources continue to be developed. The Department of Energy appears to share that view as the government recently announced that it was selecting two companies, X-energy and Southern Company to work on advanced nuclear reactor designs.