Personnel and Promotions
Oliver Kingsley has been named president and CEO of Exelon Generation. He had most recently served as president and chief nuclear officer of Exelon Nuclear. John Skolds replaces him at Exelon Nuclear. Excelon is the largest nuclear power plant operator in the U.S. with 10 stations and 17 reactors representing about 20 percent of the U.S. nuclear industry’s power capacity.
Daniel W. Kabel has been named CEO of Clean Air Partners, developer of methods for reducing distributed generation engine emissions. He is the founder and former general manager of GE Distributed Power.
Former Boeing executive Douglas Beighle has been named chairman of Puget Energy Inc.
Fred D. Hafer has announced his retirement as chairman of FirstEnergy Corp., effective May 31.
Construction and Contracts
Arizona regulators have approved SouthWestern Power Group’s proposed 1,000 MW Bowie plant in Southeastern Arizona and scheduled for operation in 2005.
New York State has approved PSEG Power New York’s plans to build a 750 MW plant in upstate New York to be called the Bethlehem Energy Center and scheduled for operation in 2004.
Tampa Electric Company has awarded a three-year contract to Charah Environmental, Inc. to design, install and operate a mechanical separation facility to process the by-products at their Polk gasification plant. Duke Energy Corporation has awarded a contract to Charah to market bottom ash at Duke’s Marshall and Belews Creek plants.
ALSTOM has received a contract from East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. to design, supply and build the 268 MW E.A. Gilbert Unit, a coal-fired circulating fluid bed boiler at the utility’s H.L. Spurlock Power Station near Maysville, Kentucky.
The New York Siting Board will consider a proposal by Mirant to add a 750 MW plant to its Bowline Station, about 35 miles north of New York City.