Stephen Byrne joined SCANA in 1995 and has more than 30 years of experience in the utility industry. He has served as SCE&G’s chief nuclear officer and executive vice president for generation. As president of SCE&G Generation and chief operating officer of SCE&G, Byrne is responsible for a diversified fleet of coal, gas, hydro, solar, biomass and nuclear generation, including SCE&G’s plans to construct two new nuclear plants, as well as system control and transmission planning and compliance. Prior to joining SCANA he obtained a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Senior Reactor Operator’s License while working for a Utility in Ohio. Byrne serves on the National Academy for Nuclear Training Accrediting Board, South Carolina Governor’s Nuclear Advisory Council, the University of South Carolina College of Engineering & Computing Dean’s Advisory Board, Savannah River National Lab External Advisory Board and the United Way of the Midlands Alexis De Tocqueville Committee. He is the current president of the Carolinas Virginia Nuclear Power Associates, Inc. Decommissioning Project, is a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute Board of Directors and served as chairman of the nuclear industry’s New Plant Oversight Committee. A native of West Hartlepool, England, Byrne has a Bachelors of Science Degree in chemical engineering from Wayne State University.