From Our President & CEO

NYPA has long been committed to building a thriving, resilient New York State powered by clean energy. As we begin the next decade, we are challenged by a global pandemic. I am proud to say that NYPA has risen to the challenge by mounting an effective response to support our customers through the most disruptive event in memory. We have more confidence now than ever in the resilience of our customers, our employees and the residents of New York State.

Given the turbulent period we are living through, it may seem a huge leap of faith to determine where we need to end up in 2030. But that is exactly what we must do. VISION2030 places our customers’ energy resilience, decarbonization and growth at the center of our strategic plan.

Under the leadership of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, New York State has enacted nation-leading, clean energy legislation. The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) establishes the path to full decarbonization of the electricity grid by 2040 and a carbon-neutral state economy by 2050. We embrace NYPA’s role in assisting our customers on the journey to a thriving, carbon-free economy.

A cleaner, more prosperous future can only be accomplished if it is done equitably with all communities, especially those underserved today. NYPA will continue to support New York State communities and will seize the opportunity to make economic sustainability and energy inclusion a top priority.

VISION2030 focuses on five strategic priorities to achieve the clean energy goals of our customers and the state: 1) preserve and enhance the value of hydro- power; 2) pioneer the path to decarbonize natural gas plants; 3) be the leading transmission developer, owner and operator for New York State; 4) partner with our customers and the state to meet their energy goals; and 5) reimagine the New York State Canal System for economic and recreational benefit.

These strategic priorities will be supported by investment in five foundational pillars that build on earlier strategic accomplishments: Digitization; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG); Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI); Enterprise Resilience; and Resource Alignment.

With NYPA’s perspective, scale, diverse assets and innovative talent, we provide unique value to New Yorkers. We continue to lead by example, ambitiously pursuing decarbonization without compromising the state’s economic growth, while creating a blueprint for others to follow.

 

Gil C. Quiniones 
President and Chief Executive Officer