Stephen Wemple is the General Manager of Con Edison’s Utility of the Future Team responsible for the energy policy issues associated with New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). Prior to joining the Utility of Future Team, Mr. Wemple was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs representing Con Edison Development, Con Edison Energy and Con Edison Solutions in State and Federal regulatory proceedings.
Mr. Wemple has been an active participant in the New York, New England and PJM energy markets and is a prior Chair of the NYISO’s Business Issues Committee. He has worked for the Con Edison family of companies for over 30 years with responsibilities ranging from planning for both fossil and renewable generation, implementation of energy efficiency programs, development of retail access programs as well as marketing and business development for the wholesale and retail commodity businesses.
Mr. Wemple received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from Cornell University and is a volunteer firefighter.
New York is becoming increasingly attractive for both onshore and offshore investment in solar, wind, green hydrogen and energy storage. A multi-gigawatt onshore renewables tender is on the cards for New York State with the announcement last week that NYSERDA is planning a minimum of 2GW of large-scale energy storage, solar and wind. Eligible projects will see 20-year subsidy contracts from the state. This pushes the state closer to its goal of 70% of power from carbon-free sources by 2030 and will see almost $3bn in fresh investment.