Brien Sheahan is appointed to the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee
United States Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, has chosen the Chairman and CEO of the Illinois Commerce Commission, Brien J. Sheahan, to serve on the Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee, which is a part of the Department of Energy.
“I would like to thank Secretary Perry for the opportunity to serve on this important committee. This is a pivotal time for the nuclear energy industry. Illinois leads the nation in terms of the number of reactors and generating capacity from nuclear power and recent state policy changes affirm strong support for maintaining this essential zero carbon resource. I look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge with the other members of the committee and am honored to have been chosen,” Sheahan said.
In his appointment letter, Chairman Sheahan is asked to provide advice and expertise on innovation and modernization of the nation's utility infrastructure and regulatory paradigms.
"The U.S. nuclear energy sector is at a pivotal point, with transformational and innovative technologies on the horizon,” said Ed McGinnis, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy. “These members are chosen to reflect our intent of gaining a wide variety of expert advice for the Office of Nuclear Energy as it supports the revitalization and expansion of the U.S. nuclear energy sector.”