United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Robert Rishel

Bob Rishel is the Director, Nuclear Engineering, Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) for Duke Energy a position held since 2012.  Previously held the equivalent position with Progress Energy, which included supporting the Harris plant’s implementation of  NFPA 805.  Bob is also the current Chairperson of Boiling Water Reactor Owners Group for Integrated Risk, Informed Regulation Committee (IRIR).   Bob’s PRA staff is currently supporting all of the Duke Energy nuclear plants in implementing the performance based fire protection program, with three sites having completed the implementation of NFPA 805.  Prior to Progress Energy Bob held various positions with First Energy include nine years as a Senior Reactor Operator in the Shift Manager position.  Following college Bob was commissioned in the US Navy where he served for nine years on US nuclear fast attack submarines as well as on the staff of the Commander Submarines US Atlantic Fleet.  Bob is a  graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Nuclear Engineering.
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