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New York Power Authority Brings on Top New York City Energy Official to Handle Energy Marketing and Corporate Affairs

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Michael Saltzman
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October 3, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHITE PLAINS—Gil C. Quiniones, senior vice president of Energy and Telecommunications at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and chairman of the New York City Energy Policy Task Force, is joining the New York Power Authority (NYPA) as an executive vice president.

“As we implement a comprehensive energy strategy for the state, it is critically important that we work closely with important partners like NYPA,” said Gov. Eliot Spitzer. “Gil’s years of experience will bring fresh leadership to the organization at an important time.”

“I’m very pleased that we’re bringing Gil to the Power Authority in the new and vitally important position of executive vice president, Energy Marketing and Corporate Affairs,” said Roger B. Kelley, NYPA president and chief executive officer. “His broad experiences in the utility industry and government in shaping enlightened energy policies are consistent with initiatives we’re involved with in supporting Governor Spitzer’s efforts for diversified energy supplies, clean air and growing jobs in New York State.”

Kelley cited Quiniones’ contributions over the years in the Power Authority’s successful partnership with New York City in meeting the electricity needs of schools, hospitals, street lights, subways, commuter trains, bridges, tunnels, airports and other public facilities.   

Quiniones, who will join the Power Authority staff in late October, will oversee four NYPA units responsible for working with customer groups and the public:  Marketing and Economic Development, Public and Governmental Affairs, Energy Services and Technology, and Supply Planning, Pricing and Power Contracts. He will also oversee development of new products and projects.

At NYCEDC, Quiniones helped spearhead discount energy programs for manufacturers and small businesses; arrangements for expanding the city’s use of renewable energy such as wind power; and efforts to bring about construction of “green” buildings whose sustainable features reduce energy costs, lower carbon emissions and contribute to improved worker health and productivity. As chairman of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s Task Force on Energy, he had a pivotal role in assessing the city’s future energy needs and in recommending specific policies and programs for affordable, clean and dependable electricity supplies and maximizing energy efficiency.

Before joining NYCEDC, which serves as the primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in the city, Quiniones was one of the four founders of ConEdison Solutions, an energy services company based in White Plains and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Con Edison. Prior to that, he spent seven years in various positions of increasing responsibility at the utility.

Quiniones has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from De La Salle University. He and his wife, Paula Kieffer, reside in Manhattan with their 18-month-old daughter, Sela Quiniones.   

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Statement by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Resignation of New York City Energy Policy Task Force Chair Gil C. Quiniones (Mayor's press release)

 About NYPA:

■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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