The New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC), a public-private partnership devoted to statewide implementation of smart grids, announced that James T. Gallagher has been chosen as executive director.
Gallagher served as a member representative to the NYSSGC for two years. He will provide Brookhaven National Laboratory with managerial and technical assistance in the implementation of its Smarter Electric Grid Research, Innovation, Development and Deployment Center.
Gallagher most recently served as senior manager for strategic planning at the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), leading efforts to establish the strategic direction for the NYISO, which manages New York’s electric grid and markets.
Before joining the NYISO in 2011, Gallagher served as senior vice president for energy policy at the New York City Economic Development Corp., was director of the Office of Electricity and Environment for the New York Public Service Commission, and held senior energy policy positions at Northeast Utilities, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Energy Council, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Gallagher earned a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics from Lehigh University and a Master of Science in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. He sits on the board of directors for the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center and co-chairs the Existing Buildings Working Group for the Department of Energy’s State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network.