JACKSON, Miss., July 11, 2003 — Entergy Nuclear South Chief Operating Officer Bill Campbell announced recently that Jeff S. Forbes will become vice president – operations at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station effective August 4.
Forbes succeeds George Williams, EN-S regional vice president of operations support, who has served in the rotational role as plant vice president since April 2003. Williams will resume the duties of his previous position.
Grand Gulf, a boiling water reactor with dependable output rated at 1210 megawatts, is located near Port Gibson, Miss. It began commercial operation in 1985.
“Jeff is a high-performance individual who has broad leadership experience in plant operations, maintenance and engineering,” Campbell said. “He will be a great addition to the Entergy Nuclear leadership team.
“I also want to acknowledge George Williams’ leadership and contribution to Grand Gulf in his rotational assignment. The experience he has gained at Grand Gulf will be critical to supporting our future growth and expansion in the nuclear industry.”
Forbes has been employed with the Nuclear Management Company since June 2001. Starting as a general manager at the Monticello nuclear plant, Forbes rose to the level of vice president within two months. Most recently, Forbes served as senior vice president at NMC, providing oversight of the company’s boiling water reactor operations at Duane Arnold and Monticello.
Forbes began his nuclear career 25 years ago as an operations engineer at Duke Energy Corporation’s Oconee Nuclear Station. Through his 11 years at the plant, Forbes also served as performance engineering manager, outage manager and maintenance manager.
In 1989, Forbes moved to Catawba Nuclear Station as a technical services superintendent.
Two years later, he was named site engineering manager. He remained in that position for seven years, helping to lead the plant in improved productivity and quality.
Forbes returned to Oconee in 1998 as station manager, where he helped achieve plant operating records in capacity factor, reduced reactor trips and significantly improved plant operating performance. He also served while the plant reduced refueling outage durations to record-setting, event-free levels and completed record runs.
His education includes a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering from Penn State University. He holds a reactor operator’s license, a senior reactor operator’s license and a professional engineer license.
The nuclear businesses of Entergy Corp. are headquartered in Jackson, Miss. Entergy Nuclear is the second largest and fastest growing operator of nuclear power plants in the nation. It operates five reactors at four locations in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana under regulatory jurisdictions and five reactors at four sites in Massachusetts, New York and Vermont. Entergy Nuclear also is the nation’s largest provider of license renewal and decommissioning services to the nuclear power industry.
Entergy Nuclear’s online address is www.entergy-nuclear.com.