Thursday, July 13, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

During this roundtable discussion – open to all attendees – C-level executives from a variety of utility companies will discuss the challenges they face and the opportunities they see in hydropower generation and markets. They will address the changes they are making to help lead the industry through ongoing transitions in markets, policies, and more.

Take a look below to learn more about our speakers, Jimmy D. Staton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Santee Cooper.

Meet the Speakers

Jimmy D. Staton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Santee Cooper


Jimmy D. Staton, president and chief executive officer of Santee Cooper, will be speaking during the Utility Executive Roundtable at HYDROVISION International 2023.

Staton has been in this position since March 2022. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the state-owned electric and water utility, advancing Santee Cooper’s mission to be the leading resource for improving the quality of life for all South Carolinians.

Before that, he was president and CEO of Southern Star Central Corporation, a transporter of natural gas. Staton also previously served as executive vice president and group CEO for NiSource Inc., a fully regulated utility company providing natural gas and electricity in seven states. In addition, he was senior vice president of Dominion Resources Inc. and president of asset operations for Consolidated Natural Gas Company.

Staton is on the board of directors for The Energy Authority and Southern Gas Association. He is a member of the Large Public Power Council, Trident CEO Council and Charleston Regional Development Alliance’s Economic Leadership Council. He has a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University.

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