Southern Nuclear selects new CEO

Pete Sena takes over effective June 28

Pete Sena III, right, will succeed Stephen Kuczynski, left, as chairman and CEO of Southern Nuclear.

Pete Sena III, president of Birmingham-based Southern Nuclear, will succeed Stephen Kuczynski as chairman and CEO effective June 28.

 “For more than a decade, Stephen has led Southern Nuclear and the entire industry in the pursuit of nuclear innovation, overseeing the premier performance of our nuclear power plants while ensuring Vogtle Units 3&4 were constructed safely and brought online,” said Chris Womack, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company, Southern Nuclear’s parent company. “It’s no secret that Stephen led our company through a number of challenges, but he never wavered; understanding the importance of the Vogtle expansion project, which is now delivering clean energy to Georgia homes and businesses.”

As chairman and CEO, Sena will oversee the operation of more than 8,400 MW of nuclear power across Plant Farley in Alabama and Plants Hatch and Vogtle Units 1-4, both in Georgia.

“Pete is the leader who will carry both our company and the nuclear industry forward,” Womack added. “Pete has had a transformative impact on the company since joining our team five years ago; and his decades of proven experience, comprehensive knowledge, and depth of relationships will help ensure we provide customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable nuclear generation for decades to come.”

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