On Friday, May 12, New York Power Authority (NYPA) Acting President and CEO Justin E. Driscoll will talk about the Power Authority’s priorities, operations and its future goals at LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Action). This event will take place at the Candlelight Diner, 56 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack, starting at 8:30 a.m.
Some of the topics to be discussed will include NYPA’s role in building a clean and robust electric grid of the future in New York, including upgrading much-needed transmission across the state, the Power Authority’s priorities in advancing the Governor’s clean energy targets, and the importance of building infrastructure that can support the electrification of transportation.
As the Acting President and CEO of the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, Mr. Driscoll is responsible for developing and implementing the Power Authority’s strategic vision and mission, and for overseeing its operations, legal and financial matters, and relationships with external stakeholders. In addition, Mr. Driscoll oversees the operations of the New York State Canal System.
Mr. Driscoll supervises NYPA’s 16 generation facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of high-voltage transmission, as well as its role as an energy efficiency project developer and energy supplier for its governmental customers, including New York City, the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York City Housing Authority, state agencies and local governments.
Through Mr. Driscoll’s leadership, NYPA is helping the Hochul administration meet its nation-leading clean energy goals. To fully access New York’s growing renewable energy resources, he is guiding the most dramatic transformation of the state’s grid in more than 40 years by implementing large-scale transmission projects, such as Smart Path, Smart Path Connect, Clean Path New York and Central East Energy Connect. He is also overseeing NYPA’s priority to decarbonize its natural gas plants and 15 of the highest emitting state facilities.
Under Mr. Driscoll’s leadership, NYPA also launched ConnectALL, the largest-ever investment in New York’s digital infrastructure. Announced by the Governor in her State of the State address last year, NYPA leveraged existing transmission infrastructure to bring broadband internet to unserved and underserved communities.
Before joining the Power Authority, Mr. Driscoll served as an attorney representing Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, and energy companies, in complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters.
He currently serves on several boards, including the Alliance to Save Energy, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the GridWise Alliance, EPRI, New York City’s Urban Green Council and the World Resources Institute’s Global Energy Advisory.
Mr. Driscoll earned a bachelor’s degree from American University’s School of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. and his law degree from New York Law School. He also attended New York University School of Law’s L.L.M. program in trade regulation.
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