Talen Energy promotes Berryman to chief nuclear officer

Published on September 26, 2018 by Dave Kovaleski

Brad Berryman

Talen Energy announced this week the promotion of Brad Berryman to senior vice president and chief nuclear officer.

Berryman will be responsible for overseeing the company’s Susquehanna nuclear power plant, a two-unit, 2,700-megawatt facility in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

“Brad is an experienced nuclear professional with proven leadership capabilities and a strong drive to deliver world-class performance,” Talen’s CEO Ralph Alexander said. “Since joining Talen in February 2017, he has been central to Susquehanna’s performance improvement in the areas of operations, finance and safety, leading the plant from third quartile to top decile performance and rankings. We are excited to have him take on this expanded role and look forward to continue driving our objectives for Susquehanna under his leadership.”

Berryman has served as site vice president for the Susquehanna Nuclear plant since he joined Talen in February 2017. In that role, he was responsible for all plant operations and personnel.

Berryman succeeds Timothy Rausch, who is leaving the company.

“I join the entire team in thanking Tim for his nine years of service to the company and wishing him all the best in his future endeavors,” Alexander said. “I am confident that Brad’s transition to his new role will be orderly and consistent with the company’s succession plan. Brad will enjoy the benefit of the skilled leadership team he has built at Susquehanna during the last year-and-a-half, a strong relationship with Talen’s Nuclear Oversight Committee and the support of our 925 highly-skilled and dedicated Susquehanna team members.”

Before coming to Talen, Berryman worked for NextEra Energy Resources as general manager at Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station in Homestead, Florida. Before that, he held leadership roles at Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation in Burlington, Kansas; Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Tonopah, Arizona; and Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville, Arkansas.