Con Edison Creates Clean Energy Businesses

Real Estate In-Depth | February 14, 2017

VALHALLA—Consolidated Edison, Inc. has created a new holding company, Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc., that brings together its three existing corporations active in America’s competitive energy marketplace: Con Edison Solutions, Con Edison Development and Con Edison Energy.

Mark Noyes serves as CEO and president of the three clean energy businesses, which are all co-located in Valhalla. In addition to announcing the holding company, it was reported that James J. Dixon will serve as senior vice president and chief operating officer of all three companies.

“The energy industry is one of the most dynamic and complex components of our national economy,” said Joseph Oates, chairman of the board of the Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses. “Success in the energy sector requires extraordinary insight and expertise. With their talent and experience, Mark Noyes and Jim Dixon will lead our team of skilled professionals so that our clean energy businesses achieve their fullest potential.”

“Each of the businesses within Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses has an outstanding record of accomplishment, and each is poised for continued growth,” said Noyes. “Now with a common leadership team, these three organizations stand ready to fortify our status among the best in the business.”

Noyes has many years of experience with Consolidated Edison, Inc., where he served in a variety of capacities in both the regulated utility and competitive businesses. In an earlier role as vice president of Con Edison Development, he led the company’s growth into America’s fifth-largest developer, owner and operator of solar energy infrastructure projects. He began his professional career with the regulated utility, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, where he served in roles for Substation and Transmission Operations, and in technical management at the Waterside Generating Station in Manhattan. He also served as a principal and managing partner of B4U Services, a firm providing consulting services to energy sector clients. Prior to establishing B4U Services in 2006, he was president and CEO of WebGen Systems, an enterprise energy-management company providing complete energy services to commercial and industrial customers.

As senior vice president and COO for the three businesses, Dixon is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of each business unit. Dixon began his career in 1982 at CECONY, as a management intern electrical engineer, where he worked in various managerial and technical positions while pursuing his law degree. Upon graduation from law school, he joined the Con Edison Law Department as an attorney in its Nuclear Regulatory and Commercial Litigation sections. He joined Con Edison Solutions in 2004 as its first General Counsel. In 2007, he was named vice president of energy services. Since 2011, he has served as vice president, legal and compliance services of Con Edison Energy and Con Edison Development.