GRID4EU Advisory Board New Member: New York State Smart Grid Consortium Executive Director
The New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC), a public-private partnership devoted to statewide implementation of the smart grid, today announced that Executive Director James T. Gallagher has been officially named to the Advisory Board of GRID4EU. Gallagher, whose membership was approved by the Technical and Steering Committees, will represent the NYSSGC at the next GRID4EU Advisory Board meeting in December in Stockholm, Sweden to collaborate with 30 energy and technology experts from ten different EU countries.
“I am very excited to represent the State of New York and our members as part of the GRID4EU Advisory Board, which will allow me the opportunity to work with energy and smart grid leaders from across the globe,” said James T. Gallagher, Executive Director, New York State Smart Grid Consortium. “This is an excellent opportunity to advance our vision for New York, and I am eager to learn and work with these pioneering energy providers and smart grid experts to share innovative ideas and best practices to ensure a reliable, resilient, and flexible smart grid for New York State.”
The NYSSGC’s long-term goal is to modernize New York’s electrical grid to improve reliability and resiliency, lower long-term costs, and identify best practices to meet the evolving energy service needs of consumers. Under Mr. Gallagher’s leadership, the NYSSGC and its members are actively pursuing several key priorities including the facilitation of smart grid projects across New York State, the establishment of the Consortium’s vision for the utility of the future, and the organization and strengthening of grid-related research capabilities.
Prior to assuming the position of Executive Director of the NYSSGC earlier this year, Mr. Gallagher served as Senior Manager for Strategic Planning at the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). Over his 30 years in the energy industry, he has also served as Senior Vice President for Energy Policy at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Director of the Office of Electricity and Environment for the New York Public Service Commission, along with senior energy policy positions at Northeast Utilities, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Energy Council, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.