Harold Ray – U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Harold Ray

Member- Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Harold RayHarold Ray is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  He received this appointment following retirement in 2006 as Chief Nuclear Officer, Southern California Edison.  He continues working as a management consultant at Southern California Edison.

Harold Ray spent 36 years with Southern California Edison, retiring as Executive Vice President.  In this position, he was responsible for utility-owned generation, including nuclear, coal, hydro, natural gas-fired and renewables.  He was also responsible for all wholesale power transactions, for long-term resource and transmission planning and for regulatory matters related to these areas.  He had these responsibilities before, during and after the 1998 restructuring of the California energy markets and the crisis of 2001 – 2002.

During his career with Southern California Edison, he held a number of management and executive positions related to nuclear plant development, operation and decommissioning.  These included Project Manager for building San Onofre Units 2 and 3, Site Manager for operation of San Onofre Units 1, 2 and 3, and responsible executive for participation in Palo Verde Units 1,2 and 3.

Prior to joining Southern California Edison in 1970, he was a reactor engineer in the Naval Reactors Division of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

He is a past president of the American Nuclear Society and holds the following degrees:

  • BS Degree   UCLA College of Engineering, 1963 (Mechanical)
  • MS Degree   Bettis Reactor Engineering School, USAEC 1965
  • MS Degree   California Institute of Technology, 1970 (Nuclear)
  • MA Degree   Claremont University, 1983 (Management)
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