Regulatory Veteran Larry Nicholson Joins Certrec’s OLC Team as Senior Project Manager

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40-year Industry and NRC Regulatory Affairs Leader Brings Broad Range of Expertise to Certrec’s Office of Licensing and Compliance Team.

“Larry is an established leader in the nuclear community,” said Joey Clark, Office of Licensing and Compliance Service Director. “We are excited for him to join us at a critical time in the nuclear industry.”

Certrec, a leading licensing and regulatory compliance service provider that supports NRC and NERC compliance, announced today that industry veteran Larry Nicholson has joined its staff to serve as a Senior Project Manager.

“I am very excited to be a part of an incredible Certrec team,” Nicholson said. “I look forward to using my regulatory expertise gained from leadership positions in both the nuclear industry and the NRC to help our clients and the nuclear industry achieve and maintain excellent performance.”

Mr. Nicholson brings more than 40 years of experience covering the full range of nuclear plant performance. Previously he served as the Director of Regulatory Affairs at NextEra Energy and TVA. He formerly worked at Oconee as the site Licensing Manager and then site Safety Assurance Manager, responsible for Licensing, Security, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental and Safety, and Performance Improvement. Before joining Duke, Mr. Nicholson served for many years with the NRC in positions of increasing responsibilities to include Senior Resident Inspector and NRC Region executive. While with the NRC, he was appointed to the Federal Government Senior Executive Service.

“Larry is an established leader in the nuclear community,” said Joey Clark, Office of Licensing and Compliance Service Director. “We are excited for him to join us at a critical time in the nuclear industry.”

CERTREC
Founded in 1988, Certrec is an engineering- and technology-based organization providing regulatory support services in the electric power industry. With more than 1,000 cumulative years of direct and diverse industry experience, Certrec has developed exceptional capabilities to support regulatory activities emanating from regulatory entities such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and Regional Entities (NERC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other 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 who possess 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 has direct working experience in all regulatory areas of licensing, compliance, and engineering, including nuclear, fossil, and renewable generation and transmission.

For more than 30 years, Certrec has been applying its accumulated 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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