Vice presidents moved to fill vacancies at Entergy Nuclear

JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 5, 2003 — Entergy Nuclear’s South region is moving vice presidents among two plants and its headquarters according to South Chief Operating Officer Bill Campbell.

Jeff Forbes will move from Grand Gulf Nuclear Station to become vice president at Arkansas Nuclear One. George Williams will return to Grand Gulf as vice president there. Williams’ successor in the headquarters-based vice president, operations support position will be filled internally soon. Craig Anderson, immediate past vice president at Arkansas Nuclear One, has accepted a position with Nuclear Management Company.

“We are pleased to have the depth of talent in our organization to accommodate these moves,” Campbell said. “Our succession planning has developed the depth of talent to accommodate these moves,” Campbell said. “The moves we are announcing allow us to align our management experience and talent at the right locations. These moves also allow us to continue to develop future bench strength internally.”

Arkansas Nuclear One is a dual-unit pressurized water reactor located near Russellville, Ark. ANO Unit 1 began commercial operation in 1974 and has renewed its license, giving it the option to continue to operate until 2034. The license renewal application for ANO Unit 2, which began commercial operation in 1980, was submitted in October.

Grand Gulf is a boiling water reactor located near Port Gibson, Miss. It began commercial operation in 1985. Grand Gulf is the site for which Entergy Nuclear filed an early site permit in October.

Forbes, who joined Entergy earlier this year, has 25 years of nuclear experience at pressurized water reactors, boiling water reactors, and multi- unit sites. He was with Nuclear Management Company from 2001 to 2003, last having responsibility as senior vice president with oversight of the company’s BWRs, Duane Arnold and Monticello. His career included two stints at Duke Energy Company’s Oconee Nuclear Station.

During an initial 11-year tenure between 1978 and 1989 he had roles of increasing responsibility in operations engineering, performance engineering, outage and maintenance. He returned to Oconee as station manager from 1998 to 2001. Between his two Oconee assignments, he was at Duke’s Catawba Nuclear Station from 1989 to 1998 where he spent two years as technical services superintendent and seven years as site engineering manager. Forbes’ 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.

Williams brought 18 years of experience in the power generation and nuclear businesses when he came to Entergy in 2002 as vice president, operations support. In addition to that role, he completed a rotational assignment as vice president at Grand Gulf between April and August 2003. Immediately before coming to Entergy, Williams was general manager of nuclear assurance at the dual-unit PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Berwick, Pa.

From 1999 to early 2001, Williams worked in three different general manager positions with Carolina Power & Light Company. While there, he oversaw plant operations, combustion turbine operations and the regional operations of seven generating stations. Williams worked at PECO from 1984 through 1999, where he began his career with the Limerick nuclear station. At Limerick, he earned his senior reactor operator license and shift technical advisor certification.

He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Widener University and a master’s degree in business administration from Saint Joseph’s University. Williams has completed several executive leadership courses, including the Wharton Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University’s program for senior executives.

The nuclear businesses of Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR – News) are headquartered in Jackson, Miss. Entergy Nuclear is the second largest 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 provides management services to the Cooper nuclear station in Nebraska and is the nation’s largest provider of license renewal and decommissioning services to the nuclear power industry.

Entergy, a global energy company based in New Orleans, is the third largest power generator in the nation with more than 30,000 megawatts of generating capacity, $9 billion in revenue and about 2.6 million customers.

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