OSWEGO, NY – Four Constellation Energy Nuclear Group employees recently were honored for their work in applying research and development by the Electric Power Research Institute), receiving EPRI Technology Transfer Awards, given annually to EPRI members who have led technology transfer efforts on behalf of their companies and the industry at large.
Two of these winners are employees of Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, demonstrating their commitment to excellence in our local community.
Philip Amway, currently General Supervisor of Operations Training; George Inch, Principle Design Engineer; Michael Fallin, Principle Engineer; and George Wrobel, General Supervisor of Asset Management, were each recognized.
Amway and Inch are members of the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station team, while Fallin is employed at CENG’s corporate offices in Baltimore and Wrobel is a team member at CENG’s R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant (Ginna) in Ontario, NY.
“I am very proud to call these talented individuals my colleagues and teammates. The innovation they each displayed speaks volumes for the adaptability of the ever-evolving nuclear energy industry and I’m so pleased they were recognized for their passion and intellect,” said Chris Costanzo, NMPNS Vice President.
“The vision, hard work and leadership demonstrated by these CENG employees highlights how collaboration between EPRI and its members can address key industry issues,” said Neil Wilmshurst, vice president of nuclear at EPRI. “Because of its large nuclear fleet and its openness to the application of advanced technology, CENG regularly enables us to test and evaluate first-of-a-kind solutions to industry needs.”
EPRI presented its 2013 Technology Transfer Awards to 46 individuals, representing 10 nuclear plant owners/operators worldwide.
The awards span a wide array of technology transfer activities, from leadership in driving fuel failures in the nuclear industry to zero, to the development of technical guidance to ensure concrete placement quality during new plant construction, to the application of jet peening technology to mitigate stress corrosion cracking.
About Constellation Energy Nuclear Group
CENG (a joint venture between subsidiaries of Exelon Corporation (Exelon – NYSE: EXC) and Electricité de France, SA (EDF)) is based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Exelon, through its subsidiaries, owns 50.01% of CENG and is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with operations in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.
EDF, through its subsidiaries, owns 49.99% of CENG and is developing strategies in North America in nuclear, renewables and trading.
CENG is a leading producer of safe and reliable nuclear power. The company owns and operates five nuclear reactors at three sites in New York and Maryland.
CENG’s core values are nuclear and personal safety. Nuclear energy – America’s largest source of clean-air, carbon-free, reliable electricity, producing no greenhouse gases – accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S.-produced electricity, powering one in five homes and businesses across the United States.
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.
An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, affordability, health, safety and the environment. EPRI’s members represent approximately 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to more than 30 countries.
EPRI’s principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.