SAN LUIS OBISPO – Ed Halpin, PG&E’s chief nuclear officer and a senior vice president, was profiled in a recent issue of Journal Plus, a magazine on the Central Coast, in a story that touches on his humble upbringing to his 30-year career in the nuclear industry.
Halpin shares personal details of his life and family with the magazine, including growing up in a modest household as one of six children in a small town in upstate New York in a home with little running water. He also talks about his surprise at being appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1979 and how lucky he felt to be named last year senior vice president and chief nuclear officer overseeing Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County and the decommissioning of Humboldt Bay Power Plant.
He also talked about how his family – wife, Melanie and son, Luke — are thrilled to be living on the beautiful Central Coast and shared some of his personal family photos. “I look forward to meeting more of the community we serve,” Halpin told the magazine. “One positive aspect I’ve found is the strong support of the community for us, and of us, for them. My role influences that. … and I look forward to doing all I can to improve the quality of life for all who live here.”