Corporate Citizenship

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For more than 30 years, EXCEL has served clients and shaped standards, best practices and safeguards for the entire nuclear power industry. Today, with an unsurpassed team of consultants, EXCEL is uniquely positioned not just for Delivering the Nuclear Promise, but for using lessons learned in the world’s most highly regulated industry to accelerate the performance of other energy producers—and any organization dealing with critical infrastructure, regulatory oversight and no margin for error.

Industry Groups and Events

  • Joint Owner’s Group Technical Specification Task Force
  • Pressurized Water Reactor Owners Group (PWROG) Licensing Subcommittee
  • Boiling Water Reactors Owners’ Group (BWROG) Licensing Committee
  • Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Licensing Action Task Force
  • NEI Risk Informed Technical Specifications Task Force
  • NEI Licensing Community of Practice (LCOP)
  • American Nuclear Society (ANS)
  • European Nuclear Society (ENS)
  • World Nuclear Association (WNA and Working Groups)
  • Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC)
  • Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG)
  • International Group of Research Reactors (IGORR)
  • National Organization of Test, Research and Training Reactors (TRTR)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council (NIC)

EXCEL: Sharing expertise and shaping policy

President/CEO of EXCEL Donald Hoffman serves or has served in the following capacities:

  1. Past President of the American Nuclear Society
  2. Past member of the ANS’s Board of Directors multiple times
  3. Held every major leadership office at ANS and was chair of many of the organization’s committees
  4. Served as a former member of the Secretary of Commerce’s Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee and has been appointed again for the 2017-2018 term
  5. Held senior advisory positions in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA), and the World Nuclear Association
  6. Serves as the current President of Eagle Alliance
  7. Serves on the Board of Directors of the European Nuclear Society
  8. Serves on numerous IEAE Committees and Tasks Forces for New Nuclear Build and Current Nuclear Fleet Safety and Operational Issues
  9. Vice Chair of the World Nuclear Association Cooperation in Reactor Design, Evaluation and Licensing (CORDEL) Group
  10. Chair of the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (VNECA) working with the Governor of Virginia to promote Virginia as a premiere nuclear state
  11. Founding Co-Chair of the ANS’s Special Committee on Nuclear in the States
  12. President/CEO of Sensible Energy Matters to America (SEMA), an organization he founded to ensure the state and federal lawmakers appropriately value nuclear in the present and future energy mix and develop a sensible approach for the overall energy policy
  13. Serves as a trusted advisor to President Trump’s Leadership Council, providing insights on energy issues in the US and internationally

Additionally, he serves as:

  1. Member, Board of Directors US Nuclear Infrastructure Council (NIC) (2015-Present)
  2. Member, Board of Directors US Energy Association (USEA) (2015-Present)
  3. Member, University of California Berkeley Nuclear Energy Advisory Board (2015-Present)
  4. Member, Small Business Administration (NSDA) Leadership Council (2015-Present)
  5. Member, American Energy Society (AES) (2015-Present)
  6. Member, Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) (2012-2013, 2017-2018)

Giving Back

Mr. Hoffman is on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery County Animal Welfare Society, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Cancer Society, the Maryland Special Olympics, the Kidney Foundation, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Fisher House, and many others.

EXCEL has sponsored all ANS National and Winter Meetings for the last 24 years at Gold Level or higher. EXCEL has been the main sponsor of all 21 of the ANS Utility Working Conferences.

Mr. Hoffman has formed the 501(c)(3) Sensible Energy Matters of America (SEMA) in August 2016 to address the need for a sensible energy policy which considers the strengths and weaknesses of all energy sources. He has been working closely with the Oil, Natural Gas, Coal, Wind and Solar, Hydro and biodegradable communities to develop a Sensible Energy Policy that values the unique strengthens and weaknesses of each energy source and benefits all energy sources to the detriment of none and for the benefit of all America.

Mr. Hoffman has met with the Governors and their staffs of Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey, and these Governors have agreed to work with the SEMA to address nuclear in those states.

In Massachusetts, he began developing justification to keep Pilgrim operating and to meet with the Massachusetts state government in 2017. He will meet with the Governor and legislature in mid 2017.

In New York, he supported development and approval of the Zero Emissions Credit (ZEC) concept with the state of New York. He supported Exelon and Entergy to facilitate Exelon’s acquisition of FitzPatrick, and is still working to have the ZEC Concept apply to Indian Point.

In California, he has a meeting with the Governor and Lt. Governor now scheduled for early 2017 to discuss how Diablo Canyon can and should fit into the California Energy Plan.

In Illinois, he met with the Governor and staff in September 2016 to discuss the Zero Emissions Credit (ZEC) in Illinois. He also met with Governor Raumer in November 14, 2016.

He has begun developing a roadmap to new policy development and/or current policy rewrites to provide for energy approaches that value nuclear in the mix.

He and SEMA will work with other organizations to markup the Clean Power Plan (CPP) to assure it meets the intended goals. He also plans to meet with the EPA in early 2017 if the CPP is still going to exist.

He and SEMA is developing solutions to be implemented in the near term and long term to provide a level playing field for all energy assets and to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each and determine the relative percentages of each that should make up our energy portfolios short term and long term. The current plan is to leverage the Zero Emissions Credit (ZEC) Concept in all states where nuclear is threatened.

He and SEMA is recommending an Energy Policy that will shape our approach to energy solutions for decades to come. The US needs a sensible Energy Policy which considers the strengths and weaknesses of ALL energy sources that is informed on a routine basis providing for reliable, available, affordable, and environmentally friendly energy and considering the impacts of technology advances and market conditions. Hoffman has shared policy options with the Trump Transition Team and others.

Mr. Hoffman met with twenty one Republican Governors at the Republican Governors Association (RGA) meeting at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in July 2016 and at the RGA Meeting in November 2016 and discussed proposed Sensible Energy Policy and the role the states could/ should have in enacting energy policy. He plans to meet with the Democratic Governors at the Democratic Governors Association Meeting February 2017. He personally plans to visit each Governor and staff over the next 24-36 months to discuss sensible energy policy and benefits of nuclear.

He and SEMA has presented to the National Governors Association (NGA), the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), in Washington, D.C. in February 2016 and August of 2016 and will continue to interface with them. They will be meeting with FERC and PJM in early 2017 to discuss market changes that level the playing field for nuclear.

Mr. Hoffman has also been working with the states that have a Moratorium on building new nuclear. He supported Governor Walker with recent decision in Wisconsin. He is currently working with Governor and staff of Kentucky. He is in talks with the Governor of Oregon. He also plans to address other states and provide templates used for Wisconsin to assist these states with lifting bans/moratoriums.

He and SEMA has proposed legislation that would have the Federal Government/ Congress formally acknowledge our Nuclear power plants as “National Assets.”

Mr. Hoffman is the chair the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (VNECA). VNECA is charged with the responsibility for making the Commonwealth a national and global leader in nuclear energy and to serve as an interdisciplinary study, research, and information resource for the Commonwealth on nuclear issues. VNECA reports directly to the Governor of Virginia. I am working with other state’s governors to establish a similar type of entity to ensure that nuclear is appropriately valued.

SEMA is continuing to interface with Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, Department of State, Department of the Interior, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and other government and NGO organizations to establish a coordinated plan for sensible energy policy in the United States and internationally that appropriately values nuclear. The organization is also continuing the following actions:

  1. Continue to develop product/ tools that the state and federal staff can use to appropriately value nuclear in the energy decisions
  2. Continue to develop the technical information that creates informed energy policy
  3. Continue to meet with Governors and their staff about energy policy and the value of nuclear in the state, region and nation
  4. Continue to develop product/ tools that the state and federal staff can use to appropriately value nuclear in the energy decisions
  5. Continue to develop the technical information that creates informed energy policy
  6. Continue to meet with Governors and their staff about energy policy and the value of nuclear in the state, region and nation
  7. Continue to develop product/ tools that the state and federal staff can use to appropriately value nuclear in the energy decisions
  8. Continue to develop the technical information that creates informed energy policy
  9. Continue to meet with Governors and their staff about energy policy and the value of nuclear in the state, region and nation