Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) has announced that its current senior vice president and chief nuclear officer, Daniel G. Stoddard, will retire from the company on August 1, 2023. Dominion Energy has also revealed that Eric S. Carr, the current president and chief nuclear officer of PSEG Nuclear, will succeed Stoddard as the new president of nuclear operations, effective June 5, 2023. Carr will then take on the role of chief nuclear officer on July 1, 2023.
Stoddard’s Distinguished Leadership
During his remarkable 17-year tenure at Dominion Energy, Stoddard has overseen the safe and efficient operations of the company’s nuclear fleet for the past seven years. His distinguished leadership has ensured that Dominion Energy’s nuclear units provide reliable energy to millions of homes and businesses across Virginia, South Carolina, and New England. Beyond the company, Stoddard has also been an outstanding leader in the nuclear industry.
Welcoming Eric Carr to Dominion Energy
Dominion Energy is pleased to welcome Eric Carr to the company as the new president of nuclear operations. Carr has over two decades of experience in the nuclear industry, and the generating stations he has led have been recognized for their exemplary performance. Carr was appointed president and chief nuclear officer of PSEG Nuclear in 2019, overseeing operations for the Hope Creek and Salem nuclear generating stations in Salem County, N.J., including 1,600 employees and nearly 3,500 MW of total capacity.
Stoddard’s Career at Dominion Energy
Stoddard’s career at Dominion Energy started in 2006 when he joined the company as director of nuclear station safety and licensing. Later that year, he was named site vice president at North Anna Power Station. Stoddard became vice president of nuclear operations in 2010 and senior vice president of nuclear operations in 2011. He was promoted to chief nuclear officer in 2016 and assumed his current duties in late 2019. Stoddard will transition to senior vice president and president of contracted assets on July 1.
Carr’s Nuclear Industry Experience
Before becoming chief nuclear officer at PSEG Nuclear, Carr was vice president of the Hope Creek Generating Station and acting vice president and plant manager of the Salem Generating Station. He received his senior reactor operating license while at Peach Bottom Nuclear Generating Station in York County, Pa. Carr earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Widener University.
Dominion Energy’s Commitment to Sustainability
Dominion Energy is committed to safely providing reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy and to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050. The company serves about 7 million customers in 16 states who energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy. The company’s focus on sustainability is reflected in its ongoing efforts to modernize the electric grid, reduce carbon emissions, and invest in renewable energy sources like wind and solar power.
Dominion Energy’s announcement of the retirement of Daniel G. Stoddard and the appointment of Eric S. Carr as the new chief nuclear officer is a significant development in the energy sector. Stoddard’s distinguished leadership and Carr’s decades of experience in the nuclear industry make them both important figures in the field of energy. Dominion Energy’s commitment to sustainability and its efforts to modernize the electric grid, reduce carbon emissions, and invest in renewable energy sources make it a leader in the energy sector.
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