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Con Edison Clean Energy Employee Earns Prestigious Company Honor

Resident of Battle Mountain, Nev. Helps Run Large Solar and Energy Storage Facility

A U.S. Army veteran who helps run a large clean energy installation in northern Nevada has earned Con Edison’s highest honor.

Nate Moore, operations and maintenance manager at the Battle Mountain solar and energy storage field, has received Con Edison’s Living Our Values Award. That award honors employees who epitomize the company’s values of customer service, operational excellence, integrity and dedication to safety.

Moore is an employee of Con Edison Development, which is a one of Con Edison’s Clean Energy Businesses. Through its Clean Energy Businesses, Con Edison is the second largest solar producer in North America and seventh largest in the world.

“If we want our environment to remain safe and clean, we have to take care of it,” said Moore. “I enjoy my job because I work for a company that is committed to sustainability and the fight against climate change. Our solar and wind farms produce emissions-free, renewable energy that people use to run their homes and businesses.”

Managing the Battle Mountain installation requires a wide range of knowledge on the part of Moore and his colleagues. The solar panels generate 101 megawatts of electricity.

Managing the Battle Mountain installation requires a wide range of knowledge on the part of Moore and his colleagues. The solar panels generate 101 megawatts of electricity.

That’s 101 million watts, or twice as much as it takes on a sweltering afternoon to power a 12-square-block area in Midtown Manhattan that includes the Empire State Building.

Battle Mountain also includes battery modules that store up to 25 megawatts. Con Edison’s utilities and Clean Energy Businesses invest in large battery systems because storage pairs well with solar and wind power. Batteries store energy so that it can be distributed to customers when they need it.

Moore’s attention to detail has been invaluable to the company and customers who benefit from renewable energy. When he worked at a Con Edison solar field in Boulder City, Nev., he determined that a subtle adjustment in the positioning of the panels could increase their production. He put together a plan to make the change.

Michael Gibson, a regional manager with the Clean Energy Businesses, said Moore has a talent for making everyone on a project realize their role and input are important.

“We’ve seen Nate working with contractors and assumed he knew them from past projects because they seemed to have a rapport. Then we’d find out later that he was working with them for the first time,” Gibson said. “His style makes everyone comfortable and keeps everyone focused on the goal.”

Moore also places safety first. He requires prospective contractors to fill out surveys about their safety records. Only those with top records get to work for the company.

Moore spent most of his childhood in St. Anthony, Idaho, and served seven years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of corporal. He earned a wind turbine technician’s diploma from the Northwest Renewal Energy Institute in Vancouver, Wash.

He and his wife, Breanna Moore, have a daughter and two sons. They live in Battle Mountain.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy-delivery companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $63 billion in assets. The company provides energy-related products and services to its customers through subsidiaries: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (CECONY), a regulated utility providing electric service in New York City and New York's Westchester County, gas service in Manhattan, the Bronx, parts of Queens and parts of Westchester, and steam service in Manhattan; Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a regulated utility serving customers in a 1,300-square-mile-area in southeastern New York State and northern New Jersey; Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc., the second-largest solar developer in the United States and the seventh-largest worldwide, which, through its subsidiaries develops, owns and operates renewable and sustainable energy infrastructure projects and provides energy-related products and services to wholesale and retail customers; and Con Edison Transmission, Inc., which falls primarily under the oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and through its subsidiaries invests in electric transmission projects supporting its parent company's effort to transition to clean, renewable energy. Con Edison Transmission manages, through joint ventures, electric and gas assets while seeking to develop electric transmission projects that will bring clean, renewable electricity to customers, focusing on New York, New England, the Mid-Atlantic states and the Midwest.