Southern Nuclear Veteran Steve Tipps Joins Certrec’s Office of Licensing and Compliance Team

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39 Year Nuclear Industry Veteran to Assist Certrec Nuclear Clients with Licensing and Compliance

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I have known Steve for many years and have enjoyed working with him. I am very excited to have him on board. ~Ted Enos, President

Certrec, a leading licensing and regulatory compliance service provider that supports NRC and NERC compliance, announced today that Mr. Steve Tipps has joined Certrec’s Office of Licensing and Compliance team, and will provide daily support to clients.

Mr. Tipps recently retired as Licensing Supervisor at Plant Hatch and has over 39 years of experience in the areas of licensing, compliance, engineering, and operations. He has a demonstrated track record in licensing and a high level of knowledge in the areas of operability, 50.59, reportability, technical specifications, and the reactor oversight process.
As an OLC Project Manager, Mr. Tipps will support Certrec clients in the Southern Nuclear and TVA fleets, and our Regional Utility Groups. As part of the Certrec CORE Support Team, Mr. Tipp’s expertise is also available to all other Certrec OLC clients as needed.

“I have known Steve for many years and have enjoyed working with him. Steve was instrumental in helping us develop one of our research products in the 1990s and I am very excited to have him on board,” said Ted Enos, Certrec’s President. “His licensing knowledge further enhances the value of our Office of Licensing and Compliance Team to our customers.”

“I am pleased and excited to become a part of the Certrec team and am looking forward to leveraging my knowledge and experience to continue to strengthen the performance of the plants and the industry we serve,” said Steve Tipps.

Founded in 1988, Certrec is an engineering and technology based organization providing regulatory support services in the electric power industry. With over 1,000 cumulative years of direct industry experience (including nuclear, fossil, and renewables), Certrec has developed exceptional capabilities to support regulatory activities emanating from regulatory entities such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) , North American Electric Reliability Corporation and Regional Entities (NERC) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and others regulatory agencies. Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance (OLC), Office of Assessment and Recovery (OAR), Office of NERC Compliance (ONC), and Office of New Plant (ONP) services are used by utilities and entities across the United States to help manage the regulatory process to their advantage.

Certrec offers support from highly skilled and experienced industry professionals including degrees in a variety of engineering disciplines (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Nuclear). Additionally Certrec's staff has multiple degreed personnel in physics, communications, a variety of MBAs, and information technology. This highly skilled team of personnel has direct working experience in all regulatory areas of licensing, compliance, and engineering including nuclear, fossil, and renewable generation and transmission.

For over 25 years, Certrec has been utilizing its hundreds of years of industry experience to help clients develop and manage solutions to complex regulatory issues. Combining this direct industry experience with Certrec's Information Technology assets has led to development of technology-based solutions and tools directly targeted to the electric power industry and specifically focused on helping clients manage regulatory issues.

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