President and Chief Operating Officer

Ralph A. LaRossa

Ralph A. LaRossa was elected president and chief operating officer (COO) of PSEG’s merchant generation business, PSEG Power, effective October 2017.

PSEG Power is a major, unregulated independent power producer in the U.S. with four main subsidiaries: PSEG Nuclear, PSEG Fossil, PSEG Energy Resources and Trade (ER&T) and PSEG Power Ventures.

PSEG Power operates one of the most balanced portfolios in the country, both in terms of fuel mix and market segment (base load units, load following units and peaking units).  Its low-cost, load-following fleet is geographically well-positioned in competitive markets.  Its approximately 12,000 megawatts represent a diverse fuel mix with different plant types.

Before being elected to his current position, Mr. LaRossa served as president and chief operating officer of Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G). In addition, Mr. LaRossa served as Chairman of the Board of PSEG Long Island.  Previously he was vice president - electric delivery for PSE&G. 

Mr. LaRossa joined PSE&G in 1985 as an associate engineer and advanced through a variety of management positions in the utility’s gas and electric operations.  In 1998, he received Gas Industry Magazine’s Outstanding Manager of the Year Award.

He is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology and has completed the Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.

Mr. LaRossa is Chairman of Choose New Jersey, Inc. and serves on its board of directors.  In addition, he is a member of the board of directors for the New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA), New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Montclair State University. Mr. LaRossa is also the immediate past chair of the American Gas Association (AGA).

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