"Being a Chief Executive Officer in: Private Business" was first aired on Sunday October 11th 2009. Our Guest was Pete Delaney, Chairman, President and CEO, OGE Energy Corp..
Our topics included:
- How he came to join OGE in 2002.
- His mission as Chief Executive Officer of OGE.
- His leadership challenges.
- Discuss OGE generally, types of business activities OGE is engaged in besides being responsible for the lights coming on when you flip the switch.
- Number of employees OGE has.
- Size of Board of Directors.
- Major challenges to an electric utility insofar as picking the method to utilize to generate power (wind, coal, nuclear, etc.)
- His thoughts on the typical coal-fired generating plant becoming extinct in the near future and if so, what will replace it.
- Discuss "clean coal". What that phrase means and OGE's use of clean coal.
- OGE is generally recognized as a leading citizen in Oklahoma City.
- Why it is important to the employees and shareholders of OGE to be a good corporate citizen.
- Activities he engages in to bring this about.
- What we should expect 10 years from now insofar as electric generation is concerned.
Pete Delaney, Mick Cornett, Kent Meyers