James T. Gallagher Bio

Executive Director

New York State Smart Grid Consortium

Named Executive Director of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC) in April 2013, James T. Gallagher brings over 40 years of energy policy and industry experience to his role. As Executive Director, 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. He is presently leading the Consortium's efforts to assist Puerto Rico in developing a long-term grid roadmap following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Prior to joining the NYSSGC, Gallagher served as Manager of Strategic Planning at the NYISO, and also Director of Energy Policy for the City of New York, and he was the lead energy advisor to the Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Prior to working with 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.

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