Palo Alto, Calif., October 5, 2009 — Electric Power Research Institute President and CEO Steven R. Specker announced leadership changes in top management.
Carolyn Shockley will join EPRI as vice president of its Fossil Generation sector which provides information, processes and technologies to improve the reliability, operational and environmental performance, and efficiency of the new and existing fossil-fueled generating fleet.
Prior to joining EPRI, Shockley was general manager of GE Energy’s Performance Services Projects, where she led a $700 million global business providing upgrades to steam turbines, gas turbines, and generators. She has also held key leadership roles in several other GE Energy business units including nuclear and transmission and distribution.
Specker also announced that Vice President Bryan Hannegan will lead an expanded EPRI renewable energy effort that will focus on improving the cost and performance of current and emerging renewable generation technologies.
He will also continue to lead EPRI’s Environment sector which provides research to help address environmental and health questions related to the generation, delivery and use of electric power.
During his 20 months as vice president of EPRI’s Environment and Generation sectors, Hannegan led the execution of several new Generation sector initiatives and industry technology demonstration projects, resulting in more than 10 percent growth in EPRI’s Generation R&D activities since 2007.
Under the new structure, research on renewable issues relating to intermittency, integration, storage and related topics will continue to be provided by the Power Delivery and Utilization sector.