|[April 25, 2013]
New York State Smart Grid Consortium Names James T. Gallagher as New Executive Director
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC), a public-private
partnership devoted to statewide implementation of the smart grid, today
announced that James T. Gallagher has been chosen as the new Executive
Director, effective April 25, 2013. Gallagher, who has served as a
member representative to the NYSSGC for two years, will fill the vacancy
created by former Executive Director David Manning's appointment as
special envoy to Washington D.C. for the Province of Alberta, and will
continue to lead the NYSSGC's long-term vision of facilitating and
enabling smart grid development for the state of New York. As part of
his new responsibilities, Gallagher will also provide Brookhaven
National Laboratory with managerial and technical assistance in the
implementation of its Smarter Electric Grid Research, Innovation,
Development and Deployment Center (SGRID3).
"I am pleased to announce the selection of Jim Gallagher as Executive
Director of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium," said Robert B.
Catell, Chairman, New York State Smart Grid Consortium. "We thank David
for his leadership and wish him the best of luck in his new policy role
for Alberta. Jim, who has been an important contributor since our
founding, will use his vast expertise to advance the NYSSGC's mission to
create a smart grid that is more flexible, efficient, and resilient to
fully support New York and its energy future."
Gallagher most recently served as Senior Manager for Strategic Planning
at the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), leading efforts to
establish the strategic direction for the NYISO, hich manages New York
State's electric grid and markets. In his role at the NYISO, Gallagher
also recommended positions on key issues and emerging topics including
the smart grid, dynamic pricing, demand response, and governmental
policies and regulations.
"I am very excited to elevate my role in this vital organization to help
lead our collaborative effort to implement grid modernization throughout
New York," said James T. Gallagher, Executive Director, New York State
Smart Grid Consortium. "I am truly impressed with the progress to date,
and I look forward to working with our public and private sector members
to advance the NYSSGC's efforts and secure New York's energy future."
Before joining the NYISO in 2011, Gallagher served as Senior Vice
President for Energy Policy at the New York City Economic Development
Corporation, was Director of the Office of Electricity and Environment
for the New York Public Service Commission, where he enjoyed a 21 year
career, and held senior energy policy positions at Northeast Utilities,
the Pennsylvania Governor's Energy Council, and the Tennessee Valley
Mr. Gallagher earned a B.S. in Business and Economics from Lehigh
University, and an M.S. in Energy Management and Policy from the
University of Pennsylvania. An active leader and long-time influencer of
policy in the New York energy landscape, Mr. Gallagher sits on the Board
of Directors for the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center, and
also co-chairs the Existing Buildings Working Group for the U.S.
Department of Energy's State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network.
The NYSSGC will be attending and exhibiting at the Advanced Energy
Conference on Tuesday, April 30 to Wednesday, May 1 at
the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. During one of
the opening sessions, Mr. Gallagher will speak on regional smart grid
challenges and opportunities as part of a panel moderated by U.S.
Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman (News - Alert). For
information on attending, please visit http://www.aertc.org/conference2013/.
About the New York State Smart Grid Consortium
New York is home to a world-class leading effort designed to establish a
pathway towards lowering the cost and increasing the efficiency of our
Grid. The New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC) brings together
the world's leading utilities, technology providers, policy makers and
research institutions to identify opportunities that show the most
promise for broader smart grid technology deployment. The Consortium
provides the perfect convening point to develop, test and eventually
implement the best solutions and a way to work with policy makers to
identify needed regulatory developments. In addition to serving as an
advocate for the best technology and policies, the Consortium serves as
a resource and collection of experts when it comes to the future of New
York State's grid. Incorporated on July 22, 2009, the Consortium is a
not-for-profit 501(c) 6 corporation - for more information, please visit www.nyssmartgrid.com.
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