NYPA Press Release

New York Power Authority Trustees Vote to Appoint Justin E. Driscoll President and CEO


For Immediate Release: 07/26/2022
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WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Board of Trustees and the Canal Corporation’s Board of Directors today voted to appoint Justin E. Driscoll as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Power Authority and the Canal Corporation, subject to New York State Senate confirmation. 
Last week Governor Hochul recommended that Driscoll be appointed to lead the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility. Driscoll has served as interim president and CEO since Gil C. Quiniones resigned in October 2021.
NYPA Chairman John R. Koelmel said Driscoll was selected for the permanent position after a nine-month extensive national search.
“Justin has shown in his interim role how well he can serve the people of New York State and it’s clear that he’s the best person for the job,” Koelmel said. “He has demonstrated a deep understanding of the utility industry and NYPA’s 90-year public power legacy. I know that he will continue to lead this organization expertly, as we execute on our ambitious VISION2030 10-year strategy and help implement Governor Hochul’s nation-leading energy plan.”
Driscoll said, “I am honored to be selected to lead the Power Authority as we transition to a carbon-free, economically vibrant New York. Our role is to create a clean energy future for the people of New York State—and I know we’ll fulfill this commitment as we support New York’s nation leading climate goals. With VISION203, our 10-year strategic plan, we have a strong path forward as we keep our culture strong and equitable, reimagine the Canals and rethink New York’s energy system.”
Driscoll previously served as chief legal officer of NYPA. Before joining NYPA, Justin was engaged in the private practice of law and represented clients that included Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, and energy companies, in complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters.
Driscoll serves on several boards including the Alliance to Save Energy, New York City's Urban Green Council, the Large Public Power Council, and the World Resources Institute's Global Energy Advisory Board.
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