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Commissioner Lea Márquez Peterson Appointed to Advanced Nuclear State Collaborative

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Advanced Nuclear State Collaborative (ANSC) announced the appointment of Commissioner Lea Márquez Peterson to its esteemed board. Márquez Peterson brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the collaborative, which is focused on promoting the development and deployment of advanced nuclear technologies.

Lea Márquez Peterson has an impressive background in the energy sector, having served in various leadership roles across public service and industry. Her deep understanding of energy policy, regulatory frameworks, and innovation make her an invaluable addition to the ANSC.

The Advanced Nuclear State Collaborative is a leading organization dedicated to fostering cooperation between states in the pursuit of advanced nuclear reactor research, development, and deployment. Its primary objectives include facilitating innovation, promoting a favorable policy environment, and creating new economic opportunities within the energy sector.

In her new role, Commissioner Márquez Peterson will be responsible for driving strategic initiatives, shaping policy recommendations, and fostering collaboration among key stakeholders. She will play a pivotal role in advancing the ANSC's mission to accelerate the deployment of advanced nuclear technologies leveraging her knowledge of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, the largest nuclear power plant in the nation. The plant is a critical asset to the Southwest, generating more than 32 million megawatt-hours annually – enough power for more than 4 million homes and businesses.

"I am honored to join the Advanced Nuclear State Collaborative and work alongside dedicated professionals who share a common vision for the future of clean, reliable, and sustainable energy," said Márquez Peterson. "Together, we will forge new pathways for collaboration and innovation, ultimately positioning advanced nuclear technologies as a cornerstone of our energy landscape."

The appointment of Commissioner Márquez Peterson is expected to enhance the collaborative's ability to influence policy, attract investment, and build a strong network of partners committed to realizing the promise of advanced nuclear energy.

Upcoming initiatives for the ANSC include a series of workshops, public outreach events, and research projects designed to engage key stakeholders and drive progress in the advanced nuclear sector. Commissioner Márquez Peterson will play a crucial role in these efforts, leveraging her expertise and passion for innovation to further the collaborative's objectives.

For more information about the Advanced Nuclear State Collaborative or Commissioner Lea Márquez Peterson's appointment, please contact Alex Brookreson at

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