OSWEGO, NY — Exelon Generation announced today (Jan. 15), that Peter Orphanos, a 25-year veteran of the nuclear energy industry, has been selected to serve as Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station’s site vice president.
The site VP leads a team of 900+ highly skilled employees and contractors and manages all aspects of plant operations.
Orphanos replaces Chris Costanzo, who held the position for two years.
Before becoming site vice president, Orphanos served as Nine Mile Point’s plant manager.
He previously served as vice president of fleet support for Exelon Generation. In that role he was responsible for fleet operations, radiation protection, environmental compliance, chemistry and emergency preparedness.
“I look forward to the new role with Nine Mile’s team of talented and dedicated employees,” said Orphanos. “I’m committed to building on the many solid relationships we have forged with neighbors, local officials and community leaders.”
Orphanos has a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering technology from the University of the State of New York and a bachelor’s degree in education from Southern Illinois University. He has held NRC licenses at both Limerick and Peach Bottom nuclear stations, and he served honorably in the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine service.
Orphanos and his wife, Carol, live in Oswego.
Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station is located seven miles northeast of Oswego and 50 miles north of Syracuse.
The station produces more than 1,937 megawatts of carbon-free electricity, enough to power more than 1.5 million homes.