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, Mike served as the chief operating officer of Luminant, the power generation subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings. As COO for Luminant, Mike was responsible for nuclear generation, fossil generation, mining, safety, environmental services, supply chain and performance management. This assignment included the startup of three new lignite units. His role as COO culminated a career of more than 40 years with the same company, EFH and its predecessor TXU Corp.
Mike 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.
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.
A leader in the industry, Mike 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, Mike serves on the electrical engineering and nuclear engineering advisory boards of the University of Texas at Arlington and on the board of trustees for Austin Graduate School of Theology.
Mike, 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. Mike and his wife live in Granbury, Texas and have two married sons, one granddaughter and three grandsons.