Xcel Energy names nuclear power plant site VP

Jim Lynch, vice president of assistance for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), on Oct. 5 was named site vice president at Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL)’s two-unit, 1,100 MW Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in Minnesota.

Lynch will begin transitioning into this new role immediately and will assume full responsibilities of the position effective Oct. 15.

At INPO since 1988, Lynch has been responsible for assistance, the senior representative program, and organizational and human performance. He was elected INPO vice president in August 2010. Prior to joining INPO, Lynch worked for Babcock & Wilcox (NYSE: BWC).

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