Duke Energy’s Regis Repko, who is currently senior vice president on nuclear governance, projects and engineering, will become the power company’s chief fossil and hydro officer on April 1st. He succeeds Charlie Gates, who announced his retirement earlier this month.
In his new role, Mr. Repko will be in charge of Duke’s regulated fossil fuel and hydro power plants in six states, including outage and maintenance services. He will help shape the company’s generation strategy as Duke works to balance coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewable generation to reduce its carbon emissions.
“Regis’ 30 years of experience in managing multiple generation sites, engineering, project leadership and governance will further enhance our existing generation expertise and position us for future success,” says Dhiaa Jamil, executive vice president and president of regulated generation and transmission.
Mr. Repko joined Duke in 1985 as a junior engineer at Oconee Nuclear Station. Since then he has served as Site Vice President at McGuire Nuclear Station and as Senior Vice President of Nuclear Operations for several Duke Energy-operated nuclear plants.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering from Pennsylvania State University, completed the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) Senior Nuclear Plant Manager Course and maintained a senior reactor operator’s license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for Oconee Nuclear Station from February 1992 to September 2000.