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Cordell Reed developed improvements to the methods of producing nuclear electric power.


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Cordell Reed, Assistant Vice President of the Commonwealth Edison Company of Chicago, is in charge of nuclear licensing and environmental activities.
Cordell Reed has been with the company since 1960, starting as an engineer assigned to the design, construction and operation of coal-fired generating stations. In 1967, he transferred to the nuclear division, with the task of developing more efficient and productive powerplants. In 1975, Cordell Reed was appointed manager of the nuclear engineering department, where he headed a group of 75 engineers who were responsible for the engineering design of all nuclear projects. In this period, Commonwealth became the Nation's leading nuclear utility; currently the company has seven nuclear power plants in operation capable of producing more than 5,000,000 kilowatts of electricity, and is constructing additional units with a capacity of 6,600,000 kilowatts.

A native of Chicago, Cordell Reed holds a masters degree in engineering from the University of Illinois.


Cordell Reed
Energy expert Cordell Reed was born on March 26, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois.

Cordell Reed
Cordell Reed is the Assistant Vice President of the Commonwealth Edison Company of Chicago, in charge of nuclear licensing and environmental activities. Reed has been with the company since 1960, starting as an engineer assigned to the design, construction and operation of coal-fired generating stations.  In 1967, he transferred to the nuclear division, with the task of developing more efficient and productive power plants.
 
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