Thomas Honles, PE SE

Major Projects III Beacon Solar/BESS/BR Manager
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

A solar power expert across generation, transmission and distribution facilities, Thomas Honles, PE SE has been steering major solar projects for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) throughout much of his 30-year career in the industry.   He is currently the senior project manager for LADWP’s 250 MW Beacon Solar Power Plant, and is supervising the installation of their first 20MW battery energy storage system at that site.  Notable LADWP solar projects under his leadership include their first solar power customer incentive program, their pioneering rooftop solar program in the early 2000’s, and their 10 MW Adelanto Solar Power Project.  Thomas holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Southern California.