PG&E appoints site vice president of Diablo Canyon nuke

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) on Sept. 28 said it appointed Barry Allen as new site vice president of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in Avila Beach, Calif.

Allen will oversee the daily operations of the facility and provide leadership over the plant’s maintenance and security functions, as well as lead the periodic refueling of both reactor units. He will report to PG&E Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer Ed Halpin.

Allen succeeds Jim Becker, who in July became the first president of the STARS Alliance, which focuses on initiatives and information sharing that benefits all seven nuclear power generating station members, including Diablo Canyon.

Allen brings to Diablo Canyon more than 30 years of nuclear power industry experience. He previously worked at Entergy and FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co.

The Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, owned and operated by PG&E, has two units together produce 2,323 MW of electricity, according to GenerationHub data.

PG&E is a subsidiary of PG&E Corp.