New Opportunities: Eric Bret was named president and CEO of EDF. Bret has been with EDF for 28 years, most recently as deputy v.p. of the EDF generation fleet since 2006.
Southern Company named Susan Story president and CEO of Southern Company Services. Mark Crosswhite will succeed Story in her previous position as president and CEO of Gulf Power. Georgia Power’s board of directors elected W. Paul Bowers as president and CEO, due to the retirement of current president and CEO, Michael D. Garrett. Bowers formerly was Southern Company’s CFO and Georgia Power’s COO.
Calpine named Thad Hill COO. Hill has been with Calpine since 2008, serving as executive v.p. and chief commercial officer. Calpine also named Stephen J. Muscato as its senior v.p. of commercial operations. He most recently was senior v.p. of commercial operations for Luminant Energy.
James F. Stutts, senior v.p. and general counsel at Dominion, retired from the company, effective January 1. Subject to board of directors’approval, Carter M. Reid will become general counsel and v.p.-governance and corporate secretary, and Robert M. Blue will be promoted to senior v.p.-law, public policy & environment.