Mike Blevins, COO, Luminant (retired)
Mike Blevins is retired and a consultant to the energy industry. As an executive consultant, Mike has worked with various companies on new nuclear licensing, design, construction, operations readiness and staffing. In addition, he serves as a coach for several senior nuclear and corporate executives, advises on organizational development, emergency planning, market analysis, human performance and other topics.
Prior to his retirement in April 2010 Blevins served as the COO of Luminant, the power generation subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings. As the chief operating officer for Luminant, Blevins was responsible for nuclear generation, fossil generation, mining, safety, environmental services, supply chain and performance management. This assignment included startup of three new lignite units. The COO role culminated a career of over 40 years with the same company, EFH and its predecessor TXU Corp.
Blevins served as member of the board of managers for the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Company, a joint venture between EFH and Mitshubishi Nuclear Energy Systems and continues to serve as an executive advisor to the Board.
Blevins’s experience in the electric utility industry in distribution, transmission and generation with Luminant dates back to 1969 as a summer intern. The majority of his career was spent in generation in gas, lignite and nuclear power plants. He began his nuclear experience in 1977 and worked in engineering, operations, support, oversight and station management at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Glen Rose, Texas. He spent five years as the chief nuclear officer for Luminant before moving to the COO position in 2009.
A leader in the industry, Blevins served in many roles with the Nuclear Energy Institute, Institute for Nuclear Power Operations and the Electric Power Research Institute. He maintains professional memberships in the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Nuclear Society, American Association of Blacks in Energy and Women in Nuclear. He is a highly regarded speaker throughout the nuclear industry.
In addition to his professional duties, Blevins serves on the electrical engineering and nuclear engineering advisory boards of the University of Texas at Arlington and the board of trustees of the Austin Graduate School of Theology.
Blevins, a Harvard Business School of Advanced Management graduate, earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1973. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and a certified senior reactor operator.
Blevins and his wife live in Granbury, Texas and have two married sons, one granddaughter and three grandsons.