Newark-based Public Service Enterprise Group announced John Paul Cowan, senior vice president of operations at Fossil Generation at PSEG Power, will retire on Sept. 13. And, Brian Clark, currently vice president of construction at PSEG Power, will be promoted to senior vice president of Fossil Operations at PSEG Power.
With this move, Fossil Construction and Fossil Operations will consolidate into one organization. From July through September, there will be a transition period to support the succession of leadership and operational integration.
These organizational changes will also streamline the company to better compete in a rapidly evolving energy marketplace, PSEG said.
Cowan began his career with PSEG in 2009 as director of Fossil Programs and Efficiency, and has held various roles with increasing responsibilities. He implemented the operational excellence model, which helps employees improve process compliance and behaviors to prevent incidents.
Clark has held a variety of leadership positions at both PSEG Power and PSEG Services during the past 20 years. He has been a vice president of procurement; a senior director at SERVCO and Fossil; a director of finance; and a plant manager at both Sewaren and Bergen generating stations. Most recently, Clark led the successful construction and commissioning of the Bridgeport Harbor 5 generating station, a 485-megawatt combined-cycle plant that delivers one of the lowest carbon footprints per megawatt of energy produced among all of PSEG’s fossil units.