Entergy Nuclear’s south region taps Williams as vice president of operations support

JACKSON, Miss., March 8, 2002 — George A. Williams, most recently of PPL Susquehanna, will join Entergy Nuclear as vice president of operations support for Entergy Nuclear’s South region, Chief Operating Officer Gary J. Taylor announced.

Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., the operations support group provides centralized services to the five nuclear units Entergy operates in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The operations support scope leverages resources and talent to improve performance and efficiencies for Entergy Nuclear South in such areas as information technology, procurement, security, licensing and oversight.

“George’s extensive history of operations and leadership experience make him a natural in operations support, and we’re pleased to welcome him to the Entergy Nuclear South team,” Taylor said. “We expect to translate his solid performance record into tangibles that allow us to sustain the positive momentum of operational excellence we’ve created.”

Williams brings with him 18 years of experience in the power generation and nuclear businesses. Most recently, he was general manager of nuclear assurance at the dual-unit PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Berwick, Pa., where he was responsible for strategic direction of nuclear quality programs and independent safety engineering evaluations.

From 1999 through early 2001, Williams worked in general manager positions with Carolina Power & Light Company. Noteworthy was his lead role in integrating the fossil generation organizations in the merger of CP&L and Florida Progress Corporation.

Also while at CP&L, he oversaw plant operations, combustion turbine operations and the regional operations of seven generating stations. Previously, Williams worked at PECO from 1984 through 1999, where he began his career at the Limerick nuclear station.

He advanced through nuclear assignments and was promoted in 1994 to plant manager for two fossil generating stations in PECO’s City Stations Division. He later became director of operations and maintenance and then corporate planning and analysis before going to CP&L in 1999.

Williams earned his senior reactor operator license while at Limerick, where he also received shift technical advisor certification. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Widener University and a master’s degree at Saint Joseph’s University. He has completed the Wharton’s Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania, the Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership and Harvard University’s program for senior executives. Williams has also been affiliated with the Urban League of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Regional Introduction for Minorities to Engineering board of directors and other civic organizations.

The nuclear businesses of Entergy Corp. are headquartered in Jackson, Miss. 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, about $10 billion in revenue and over 2.6 million customers. Entergy’s nuclear businesses comprise five reactors at four locations in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana under regulatory jurisdictions and four reactors at three sites in Massachusetts and New York. Entergy Nuclear also furnishes license renewal and decommissioning services to the U.S. nuclear power industry.

Entergy Nuclear’s online address is www.entergy-nuclear.com .

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