Ohio Candidates, Staffers Visit Perry

Chris Elliott (r.), manager, Perry Operations, explains to Dave Griffing (l.) and staffers from Congressman Joyce’s office how the control room work.

August 10, 2018

The Perry Plant has been a popular stop for political personnel.

The purpose of the two recent visits was to learn more about nuclear power, its role in the energy industry and how it impacts the state economy.

On July 30, three Republican candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives were on site. David Hamilton, Perry site vice president, gave the group an overview of nuclear power and – along with Dave Griffing, vice president, FES Government Affairs, and Ty Pine, director, FirstEnergy State Affairs – discussed the role Perry plays in the power generation mix, as well as the economy.

Led by David and Frank Payne, Perry general plant manager,  the group then toured the control room, the FLEX storage bay, emergency diesel generators and the dry cask storage area.

Then on Aug. 2, three staff members from Ohio Congressman David Joyce’s office were on site for a similar visit.

“We welcome these visits from candidates and elected officials,” said David. “It is an opportunity for the Perry Team to showcase our excellent performance and value as a nuclear generator.”


Ohio House of Representatives candidates (l.-r.) Brett Hillyer, Jamie Callender and Jim
Trakas pose for a photo in front of the dry cask storage area.