UNC Clean Tech Speaker
Regis Repko serves as senior vice president, generation and transmission strategy for Duke Energy. He has responsibility for analysis, planning, technology determinations and procurements for generation, fuels and transmission to meet Duke Energy’s clean energy transformation goals. Repko has 38 years of experience in the energy industry.
Before assuming his current position in May 2021, he served as senior vice president and chief regulated & renewable energy officer for Duke Energy where he had responsibility for the operations of the company’s diverse regulated generation portfolio of natural gas, coal and renewables in six states, including outage and maintenance services.
Prior to that, Repko served as senior vice president of governance, projects and engineering for Duke Energy’s nuclear organization. He was responsible for the company’s nuclear corporate functions, including engineering, major projects, governance and operations support. He also served as senior vice president of nuclear operations, where he provided oversight for several Duke Energy-operated nuclear plants, including Harris Nuclear Plant near New Hill, N.C., Brunswick Nuclear Plant near Southport, N.C., Oconee Nuclear Station in Seneca, S.C., and Crystal River Nuclear Plant in Crystal River, Fla. He was the site vice president of McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville, N.C., where he directed station and facilities management, operations, maintenance, chemistry and radiation protection, engineering, nuclear and industrial safety and business operations.
Repko joined the company in 1985 as an engineer at Oconee Nuclear Station and held many positions, including nuclear shift supervisor, operations shift manager, engineering supervisor, maintenance rotating equipment manager and superintendent of operations, where he had responsibility for the operations of Oconee Nuclear Station and Keowee Hydro Station. Repko has also served as engineering manager for Catawba Nuclear Station and station manager for McGuire Nuclear Station.
The Jeannette, Pa., native earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He has completed the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations Senior Nuclear Plant Manager Course. He also maintained a senior reactor operator license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for Oconee Nuclear Station from 1992 to 2000. Repko and his wife, Mary, have two sons.