Gil Quiniones joins Emera board

Jackie Sheppard, Chair of Emera Inc. this week announced the appointment of Gil Quiniones to Emera’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

“Gil will be a tremendous contributor to the Emera Board,” said Sheppard. “He brings extensive experience and is one of today’s energy industry leaders driving innovation, new technologies and cleaner energy solutions for customers.”

Gil Quinones. Credit: NYPA

Quiniones’ career spans 30 years and extends across regulated and unregulated utility markets, public utilities, and state and local governments.

As President and CEO of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), Quiniones plays a key role in state-led energy reform initiatives to empower customers and encourage the growth of clean renewable energy and energy efficiency. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Marketing Sales and Corporate Affairs at the NYPA. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Energy and Telecommunications at the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Quiniones is a member of numerous not-for-profit boards and energy research associations in the U.S., including Chair of GridWise Alliance, past Chair and current board member of the Electric Power Research Institute and Vice Chair of the New York Energy Research and Development Authority.

Emera is the parent company of several North American utilities including Nova Scotia Power, Tampa Electric and Emera Caribbean.

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