Jeff Richardson, BSEE, PE
Senior Vice President, Nuclear Projects, Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
Jeff Richardson is the Senior Vice President of Nuclear Projects at Ontario Power Generation. He has responsibility for all aspects of the 4-unit refurbishment of Darlington Nuclear Generating Station to prepare the plant for 40+ additional years of low-cost, safe, reliable power generation. Jeff joined OPG in 2018 in his current role.
Jeff was previously responsible for the creation and management of the Major Projects group for Entergy Nuclear responsible for overall planning, business case development, financial modeling, investment approvals and implementation of all major projects within the Entergy nuclear fleet.
He previously served as director of the nuclear power uprate initiative at Entergy as well as Alliance Director for Nuclear responsible for developing, implementing & managing fleet-wide vendor partnerships & relationships. Additionally, he worked in the business development function responsible for valuation of plant acquisitions, asset leasing and license renewal projects. He also served as project director for corporate re-engineering efforts to consolidate regional operating entities and an effort to spin-off merchant nuclear generating assets into an independent company.
He spent the first nine years of his career with Entergy in engineering and project management at the 2-unit pressurized water reactor station, Arkansas Nuclear One.
Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas (USA), Jeff received the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas (1991) and is a Licensed Professional Engineer. Married to Trisha for almost thirty years, that have two daughters, both attending university in the US (Molly - University of Alabama Graduate School of Engineering and Macy - Millsaps College double-major in neuroscience & classical studies). His interests include endurance sports (running, cycling, triathlon), music, travel, and reading. Jeff and Trish reside in Toronto, Ontario.
Prior Positions Held/Company/Number of Years Position:
• Director, Major Projects - Entergy 2014-2018
• Director, Power Uprates - Entergy 2009-2013
• Director, Special Projects - Entergy 2007-2009
• Director, Corporate Alliances - Entergy 2005-2007
• Manager, Business Development - Entergy 2000-2005
• Supervisor, Design Engineering - Entergy 1998-2000
• Engineer, Entergy (Design; SyE; Mntc; Mods/Proj) 1991-1998