President & CEO
New York Power Authority (NYPA)
Gil C. Quiniones has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the largest state-owned electric utility in the nation, since 2011. He is responsible for developing and implementing the statewide utility's mission and strategic vision to serve customers and mission. He also supervises its operations, legal and financial matters and relationships with external stakeholders.
Under his leadership, NYPA is currently playing a key role in fulfilling Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's landmark energy policies, Reforming the Energy Vision and the Clean Energy Standard. This is seen through NYPA's stewardship of its clean generation and transmission assets, leadership in energy efficiency, practice of environmental justice and sustainability initiatives, and advancement of innovative technologies to become the first digital utility end to end.
Quiniones serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, is a board member of the Large Public Power Council and the Alliance to Save Energy and NYPA's principal representative to the American Public Power Association. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Gridwise Alliance and the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council.
Quiniones was Co-Chairman of the New York Energy Highway Task Force, which helped carry out Governor Cuomo's blueprint for reimagining New York State's transmission system through partnerships between the public and private sectors. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Electric Power Research Institute in 2015, the electric power industry's international research and development organization.
Before joining NYPA in 2007 as Executive Vice President of Energy Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Quiniones served in several positions in the administration of City of New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, including more than four years as Senior Vice President of Energy and Telecommunications. He previously worked for Con Edison for 16 years and was one of four co-founders of Con Edison Solutions, the utility's unregulated energy services company
Presentation: New York Stands with Puerto Rico: Power Restoration and Grid Modernization