Paul Farron is a Senior Nuclear Regulatory Consultant to Talisman. He has over 30 years of experience in the startup, operation, engineering, regulation, and management of commercial power plants and federal facilities. His experience includes senior positions with the Commonwealth Edison Company, Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Boston Edison Company, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Nuclear Energy Consultants, Inc. (NEC).
Before joining Talisman, Mr. Farron was with Wisconsin Electric where he held a broad range of nuclear and non-nuclear responsibilities. These included serving as the project manager and corporate witness for the Company’s nuclear spent fuel litigation with the Department of Energy (DOE)/Department of Justice (DOJ) in the U.S. Court of Claims, D.C. Circuit and as the Point Beach license renewal liaison with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. His positions required participation in many industry initiatives with EPRI, INPO, NEI, DOE, NRC, the Advanced Reactor Corp. and Private Fuel Storage, LLC. He managed detailed nuclear tasks such as compliance verification of Confirmatory Actions for Point Beach and vendor inspections/audits of spent fuel storage system suppliers. As Manager Strategic Issues, Regulatory Affairs at Wisconsin Electric, he also held non-nuclear responsibilities including obtaining all regulatory construction approvals for major fossil plant, gas pipeline and renewable projects, as well as regulatory compliance for non-nuclear operating facilities.
Mr. Farron’s experience in the nuclear industry includes plant operations, nuclear engineering, startup, compliance, and decommissioning activities for the commercial industry, NRC and DOE. While with NRC he had responsibilities for event analysis and related inspections, and operating plant escalated enforcement actions. Additionally, he was an ANSI qualified lead auditor performing dozens of inspections, assessments and audits.
Mr. Farron holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering, both from the University of Wisconsin.