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Jack Shortt

Engineering Consultant
JHS Consulting


Areas of Expertise:

Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Coal, Energy Economics, Energy Efficiency, Hydraulic Fracturing, Hydropower, Liquid Fuels, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Oil, Power Sector, Regulation, Wind

Additional Areas of Expertise:

Power Generation Plant Construction, Engineering, Operation, and Maintenance Power Generation Economics

Independent Consulting Engineer since 1994, now semi retired after fifty years of professional experience in the electric power generation industry, much of it involving international clients.

Most recent activity includes generation plant condition assessments for financial due diligence purposes; Expert Witness testimony for resolution of contract disputes; Site Construction manger for a multiunit gas turbine project; and project permit application support. At present I am providing engineering and QA support for a small family owned cylinder manufacturing business.rn I am a registered Professional Engineer in CT and MA; a past member and current honorary member of the ASME Nuclear Operation and Maintenance code committee; and a founding member of the ASME Gas Turbine Institute Utility Gas Turbine Committee. I also served as a member of the CT Governor's Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

Range of Experience:
- Stone and Webster Engineering Co: Senior Consultant and Project Manager specializing in generation plant operating reliability, nuclear codes and standards and client technical support.
- Owner's Nuclear Project Manager for Toledo Edison"s (Now First Energy) Davis Besse units 2 and 3 (Ultimately cancelled).
- Manager of utility nuclear plant maintenance department at Oyster Creek.
- Manager of start up and test department for Gibbs and Hill (Architect Engineering firm)
- Manager of generation equipment engineering department for Northeast Utilities.
- Northeast Utilities project manager for construction of a 400 Mw generation plant, and numerous simple cycle gas turbine installations.
- Shipboard operating engineer aboard numerous cargo and passenger vessels

Graduate BS: US Merchant Marine Academy (1954)

Recent Comments by Jack Shortt

  • "Sorry, I cannot support such a standard in the absence of: - a defined and accepted need; - political acceptance of irresponsible top down plan"
    Examining an Energy Storage Standard
  • "A note of caution: We should not misrepresent renewable power generation capacity as the equivalent of legacy power generation capacity in all case"
    Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics 2015
  • "Prof. Berry, Thank you for an interesting posting. The cost escalation for new nukes is not really a mystery if you have actually tried to build"
    The Nuclear Investment Vacuum
  • "Carl, This discussion is quite interesting, but I am running out of time for it. I would however, like to call your attention to the premise that "
    The Nuclear Investment Vacuum
  • "Elliot, I agree that we do not have the financial and will soon lose the human resources required to build more nukes. I have never doubted the te"
    The Nuclear Investment Vacuum
  • "Carl, When we were building these plants back in the good old days, we did not see the need to consider extended life. We did know that the techno"
    The Nuclear Investment Vacuum
  • "Carl, Of course there is a reason for the vacuum, several of them, actually. We could debate the validity of the reasons endlessly, but to what pu"
    The Nuclear Investment Vacuum
  • "Carl, You have fired quite an anti nuke broadside! I no longer have the ability to research all of your points, even though I disagree with most o"
    The Nuclear Investment Vacuum
  • "Peter, Jane, You may have misunderstood my remarks. Or perhaps there is a misunderstanding of just what innovation is, and is not. My dictionar"
    The Role of Innovation in Meeting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan
  • "Sorry Dan, I cannot agree with much of your argument. I am old enough to believe in the free market. It is not always kind, but it is effective. "
    End the Crude Oil Export Ban