Con Edison Engineer from New Hyde Park, N. Y. Wins Prestigious Award for Research
A Con Edison engineer from New Hyde Park, N.Y. has won an award from a leading industry organization for research related to solar energy.
Tom Mimnagh, department manager of Utility of the Future, was one of 10 Con Edison employees who won Technology Transfer Awards from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
Mimnagh was part of a three-member team that worked with EPRI to determine the value distributed energy resources – such as solar, wind, combined heat and power, and storage – can have in helping Con Edison keep service reliable in areas where the need for power is growing.
Con Edison provided the findings to stakeholders in a proceeding before the New York State Public Service Commission. That proceeding resulted in a commission order that seeks to determine how much money the owners of certain distributed energy resources should receive for the benefits they provide to the electrical grid, reliability and the environment.
Mimnagh has been with Con Edison since July 1985.
Other members of the team were Candice Tsay, senior planning analyst in Demonstration Projects, and Steve Wemple, general manager in Utility of the Future.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $48 billion in assets. The utility delivers electricity, natural gas and steam to about 3.4 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y.