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. He supervises its operations, legal and financial matters and relationships with external stakeholders.
Under his leadership, NYPA also plays a key role in Governor Andrew M Cuomo's Green New Deal, the nation's leading clean energy and jobs agenda. This initiative will provide for a just transition to 100 percent clean energy, spurring the growth of the green economy; one of the most aggressive goals in the U.S.
As part of this landmark effort to combat climate change, Mr. Quiniones is leading the charge to create the first fully digital utility in the country: a comprehensive digital infrastructure addressing New York State’s ever-evolving energy, environmental and economic needs.
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. In 2015 he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Electric Power Research Institute the electric power industry's international research and development organization.
Mr. Quiniones has won the American Public Power Association’s Alex Radin Distinguished Service Award, named Smart Electric Power Alliance’s Power Player of the Year Award and selected as 2019 ETS Thought Leader of the Year.
Before joining NYPA in 2007 as EVP 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 SVP 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.