James T. Gallagher

Executive Director

New York State Smart Grid Consortium

James T. Gallagher is the Executive Director of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium and has over 35 years of energy policy and industry experience. Gallagher oversees the Consortium and its members as they work toward broad statewide implementation of a safe, secure, and reliable smart grid to modernize New York's energy infrastructure. Prior to joining the Consortium, Gallagher served as Senior Manager for Strategic Planning at the New York Independent System Operator and as Director of Energy Policy for the City of New York where he was the lead energy advisor to the Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Prior to joining the City, he 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, as well as the Tennessee Valley Authority.