Adam Heflin is executive vice president and chief nuclear officer (CNO) at Palo Verde Generating Station for Arizona Public Service Company (APS). Based in Phoenix, APS is Arizona’s largest electric company and serves more than 1.3 million customers across the state.
Heflin is responsible for all nuclear-related activities associated with the Palo Verde Generating Station, the nation’s largest power producer of carbon-free energy.
Previously, Heflin served as chief executive officer and CNO of the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation in Kansas until his retirement in 2019. Prior to that, he was the CNO at Ameren’s Callaway Energy Center in Missouri. Heflin worked with Palo Verde in 2022 as part of its Offsite Safety Review Committee and has served on the board of the STARS Alliance, a collaborative alliance of four western U.S. utilities that operate nuclear generating stations.
Heflin began his nuclear career in the United States Navy, followed by positions at Entergy’s Arkansas Nuclear One.
Heflin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical and general engineering from Arkansas Tech University and has previously served on the boards of both the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations.