Charles (Chip) G. Pardee
Executive Vice President and Chief Generation Officer
Chip Pardee is executive vice president and chief generation officer for the Tennessee Valley Authority. He is responsible for optimizing TVA's fleet of generation resources, including nuclear, coal, gas, hydroelectric and renewables, to meet the energy demands of the Tennessee Valley.
Pardee joined TVA in April 2013. He manages a fleet of approximately 35,000 megawatts of TVA-operated, net summer generation capability and around 8,000 employees. He also oversees TVA's river operations, fuel procurement and power trading operations.
He most recently served as chief operating officer of Exelon Generation, where he led more than 10,000 employees who managed more than 35,000 megawatts of capacity across a diverse energy portfolio. Concurrently, he served as the chairman of the board of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group.
Previously, Pardee was president and chief nuclear officer for Exelon Nuclear, where he drove continuous improvements in the operations of the largest American nuclear fleet. He also held leadership positions in Exelon Nuclear that included chief operating officer, senior vice president of nuclear fleet services, senior vice president for Mid-Atlantic operations and site vice president for Lasalle Nuclear Generating Station. During his career, Pardee has had operational responsibilities for a dozen commercial U.S. nuclear stations.
Pardee's industry experience spans three decades and includes three utilities, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and GE. He has been a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute's Nuclear Strategic Issues Advisory Committee, the National Academy of Nuclear Training's Accrediting Board and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
Pardee graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.