Our Team

Joseph Oates

Joseph Oates

We will be making investments in electric and gas transmission projects that will reach a wide range of customers, providing them with more diverse, low-cost energy supplies.

— Joseph P. Oates, President of Con Edison Transmission

Joseph P. Oates is Chairman, CEO, and President of Con Edison Transmission.

In addition, he also serves as the Chairman of Con Edison's Clean Energy Businesses, a role he has held since 2012. Most recently, he served as Con Edison's senior vice president of Corporate Shared Services, which includes the information technology, purchasing and stores, and transportation functions for Con Edison's two utility companies. Prior to that, Mr. Oates was Con Edison's vice president of Energy Management, where he was responsible for forecasting energy demand for Con Edison's two utilities and the procurement of electricity and natural gas for utility customers. Mr. Oates has also held executive positions as Con Edison's treasurer, and in the Electric Operations and Energy Policy organizations.

He joined Con Edison in 1987.

Mr. Oates served as chairman of the New York Independent System Operator Management Committee from 2003 to 2004. He serves on the board of trustees and executive committee for Arts Westchester.

He holds a Masters in Business Administration with a finance concentration from Fordham University and Bachelor and Masters degrees in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College.

Timothy Frost

Timothy Frost

Timothy Frost is Vice President, Corporate Development and Finance for Con Edison Transmission.

Tim was involved with establishing Con Edison Transmission. In Tim’s current role, he is responsible for developing electric transmission opportunities, M&A, and the oversight of the CET’s investment in Stagecoach Gas Service.

Previously, Tim was Director of Strategic Planning. Tim’s responsibilities include strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and business development. In the strategy role, Tim was involved with corporate portfolio reviews and the establishing the Long Range Planning process. In the development role, Tim was involved in establishing each of the CEI competitive business subsidiaries. Related to M&A, Tim was the project lead for corporate transactions including the acquisition of Orange and Rockland Utilities.

Tim joined Con Edison in 1996.

Prior to joining Consolidated Edison in 1996, Tim was an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston calling on domestic and international utilities. Tim also spent seven years Booz Allen & Hamilton, as a management consultant in both their strategy practice focused on energy, chemicals, computers, and pharmaceuticals industries.

Tim received his MBA from University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and BA in Economics from Macalester College.

Peter Carnavos

Peter Carnavos

Peter Carnavos is Vice President, Commercial Operations and Business Development for Con Edison Transmission.

Peter was involved with establishing Con Edison Transmission. In Peter’s current role, he responsible for CET’s natural gas investments including Mountain Valley Pipeline, Honeoye Gas Storage, and Stagecoach Gas Services, our joint venture with Crestwood.

Previously, Peter was Director of Gas Supply. Peter’s responsibilities included natural gas and fuel oil procurement, long-range planning and managing the joint natural gas capacity portfolio for Consolidated Edison of New York and Orange & Rockland Utilities.

Peter has lead and participated in several corporate initiatives including electric industry restructuring and the formation of Con Edison’s Competitive Energy Services Company. He also served as vice president of Business Development at Con Edison Solutions.

Peter joined Con Edison in 1980.

Peter received his Bachelor’s degree in education from St. John’s University, a Graduate business certificate from Long Island University and attended the Duke University Advanced Business Management Program.