As vice president, generation, John Bridson leads a team overseeing more than 1600 megawatts of wind energy. Additionally, he oversees coal, gas and oil generation, renewable energy and generation reliability. Mr. Bridson is also responsible for overseeing operations of the Wolf Creek nuclear plant.
Mr. Bridson was senior vice president, generation and marketing with Westar Energy from 2015 to 2018. He joined Westar Energy in 1993 and held several positions with the company, including vice president of generation, executive director of generation, executive director of Lawrence Energy Center, executive director of gas-fired power plants, director of operations, and plant engineer at Jeffrey Energy Center.
Mr. Bridson received his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University. He serves on the board of trustees for the Kansas Children's Service League and he is past chairman of the board for the Powder River Basin Coal Users Group and Kansas Children’s Service League.