Longtime Public Service Enterprise Group nuclear plant expert Eric Carr has been named as the New Jersey-based utility’s new chief nuclear officer. He takes the role effective July 26.
Carr succeeds Peter Sena III, who is leaving PSEG for a role in another company. Carr has been lately been vice president of PSEG’s Hope Creek Generating Station in Salem County, New Jersey.
“Eric Carr’s promotion is the result of robust and thoughtful succession planning,” said Ralph LaRossa, president of chief operating officer of PSEG Power. “We are grateful to Pete for his service to PSEG and wish him well. We are confident that Eric will lead a stable transition of leadership and will carry on PSEG Nuclear’s tradition of safety, reliability and operational excellence.”
Carr has worked in the nuclear industry for more than two decades. He joined PSEG 11 years ago and has held positions of increasing leadership at the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear plants.
Those two nuclear plants generate more than half of New Jersey’s electricity and close to 90 percent of its carbon-free energy produced, according to PSEG. Together they have more than 3,300 MW generating capacity.
“PSEG Nuclear is a critical part of PSEG’s industry-leading clean energy strategy and New Jersey’s clean energy goals,” LaRossa added. “We are confident that Eric will guide the plants into a sustainable future.”
The vice president of Hope Creek position will be filled by Ed Casulli, the current plant manager of Hope Creek. Casulli is a U.S. Navy veteran and has worked in a variety of roles at Hope Creek since he joined PSEG in 1997.