Dominique Minière Named President and CEO of Global First Power
Nuclear industry leader joins Canada’s first small modular reactor project
Ottawa, ON - Global First Power Ltd. (GFP) is pleased to announce that Dominique Minière will lead the company as President and CEO. With 40 years of nuclear experience, including his concurrent role as Executive Vice President, New Nuclear Domestic and International Strategy at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and past positions, including Chief Operating Officer at Électricité de France (EDF), Mr. Minière is a nuclear industry leader with a wealth of experience in nuclear construction and operation.
“I’ve spent decades in the nuclear field and am excited to be moving to the SMR space as they will play an important role in a net-zero future and, with GFP leading the way, they will become a nuclear technology of choice.”
Leading the GFP team, Mr. Minière will usher in a new era of nuclear as GFP builds, owns and operates Canada’s first small modular reactor (SMR), an Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) designed Micro Modular Reactor (MMR®). GFP’s commercial demonstration project, located at Chalk River Laboratories (CRL), will model an energy alternative for heavy industry and remote communities that depend on diesel. CRL, located 200 kilometers west of Ottawa, Ontario, is a site owned by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and managed by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL).
Already leading the next generation of nuclear, the project is undergoing an environmental assessment and, in May 2021, announced it was moving to the formal phase of the Licence to Prepare Site stage with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).
“I’d like to thank Robby Sohi for his leadership as past President and CEO. He and his team set this project up for success,” said Dominique Minière, GFP President and CEO. “I’ve spent decades in the nuclear field and am excited to be moving to the SMR space as they will play an important role in a net-zero future and, with GFP leading the way, they will become a nuclear technology of choice.”
About Global First Power
GFP is a Canadian energy company, jointly owned by Ontario Power Generation and USNC-Power Ltd. Our vision is to contribute to a world where small modular reactors (SMRs) are an inherently safe, low-carbon and cost-effective generation option to provide the energy people need, regardless of their location. Our mission is to contribute to the global transition to sustainable, inclusive, accessible energy, by being among the first developers to successfully generate power using innovative micro modular reactor technology.