Executive Director, New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC)
James T. Gallagher brings over 30 years of energy policy experience to his role as the Executive Director of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC), spearheading the group’s long-term vision of facilitating and enabling smart grid development for the state of New York.
Prior to joining the NYSSGC, Gallagher served as Senior Manager for Strategic Planning at the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), where he was responsible for establishing the long term strategic direction for the NYISO, which operates New York’s electric transmission system and wholesale power markets. In his role at the NYISO, Gallagher also recommended positions on key issues and emerging topics including the smart grid, dynamic pricing, demand response, and governmental policies and regulations. Before joining the NYISO in 2011, Gallagher served as Senior Vice President for Energy Policy at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, was Director of the Office of Electricity and Environment for the New York Public Service Commission, where he enjoyed a 21 year career, and held senior energy policy positions at Northeast Utilities, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Energy Council, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
He earned a B.S. in Business and Economics from Lehigh University, and an M.S. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.