Gil Quiniones

New York Power Authority

President & Chief Executive Officer

Gil C. Quiniones has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation's largest state-owned electric utility, since 2011. As a member of New York Governor Andrew M. from Cuomo’s Cabinet, Mr. Quiniones directs aggressive, long-term Clean Energy Standard initiatives, ranging upgrading the state’s existing generation and transmission infrastructure to promoting the growth of renewable energy, new technologies, energy efficiency and electric transportation. Mr. Quiniones guided development of NYPA’s 2020 and 2030 strategic plans, setting an ambitious aspirational and practical path to rethink and revamp the nearly 90-year-old utility’s capabilities. This led to a bold, digital transformation that culminated in NYPA becoming one of the world’s first “digital utilities.” Placing a high priority on cultural change in the energy industry, he launched a 10-point Diversity, Inclusion and Equity initiative in 2020, with NYPA becoming the nation’s first utility to partner with the American Association of Blacks in Energy. Mr. Quiniones oversaw the integration of the New York State Canal Corporation into NYPA as a subsidiary. He is leading a $300 million gubernatorial initiative to Reimagine the Canals by transforming the 200-year-old waterway to focus on recreation, tourism and the resilience of canal communities. Mr. Quiniones is Chair of the GridWise Alliance and of the Alliance to Save Energy, and Vice Chair of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. He serves on the Boards of the Electric Power Research Institute, of which he is a past Chair, and the Large Public Power Council. He is NYPA's principal representative to the American Public Power Association. Before joining NYPA in 2007, Mr. Quiniones served in the administration of New York City 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.

SESSIONS WITH Gil Quiniones

Thursday, 4 March

  • 10:20am - 10:50am (CST) / 04/mar/2021 04:20 pm - 04/mar/2021 04:50 pm

    Plenary

    Electrifying Transportation: Infrastructure & new business models

    Panel Power & Renewables Innovation & Technology Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Transportation & Mobility
    Tailwinds for electrifying transportation are building—local and national governments are raising their decarbonization ambitions, and automakers are announcing intentions to invest heavily in electric vehicles. Those inside and outside the industry wonder if electric vehicles are the next technology revolution that transforms the energy landscape. Ultimately, the transformation will only be possible if the necessary infrastructure is available to support it. How are electric utilities, generators, and charging companies preparing for this future? What would it take to reinvent the transportation-energy marriage in a decade's time? Can today’s electric power and charging business models drive the investment needed, and will they be successful in an increasingly electric future? Could infrastructure challenges stop the electric vehicle revolution before it even gets going?