Mr. McAvoy oversees the company’s two regulated utilities, Con Edison Company of New York, and Orange and Rockland Utilities, which energize the lives of the 10 million people in its service territory. Under his leadership, Con Edison has invested more than $3 billion in renewable energy projects through its Clean Energy Businesses. Today, Con Edison is the fifth largest producer of solar energy in North America. Most recently, Mr. McAvoy oversaw the creation of Con Edison Transmission to focus on growth opportunities associated with electric transmission, and gas transmission and energy storage.
Mr. McAvoy serves on the board of directors of the American Gas Association, the Edison Electric Institute, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Partnership for New York City, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. He also serves on the board of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Mr. McAvoy holds an MBA from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Mount Saint Mary’s College, and is a graduate of the David Rockefeller Fellows Program.
Prior to becoming Chairman of Con Edison, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Orange and Rockland Utilities, and Senior Vice President of Central Operations at Con Edison of New York. Mr. McAvoy has held numerous positions in operations and engineering during his 37 years with the company.