Last year, the New York Power Authority announced its Strategic Plan to address the demands of a rapidly changing electric power industry. Since 2014, a new division has been created under Customer Empowerment, major electrical infrastructure modernization projects are underway, and NYPA’s culture is evolving to realign its resources. In other words, in just 12 months, we’ve made significant progress implementing our strategic plan.
As Peter Drucker said, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Without our 1,600 dedicated employees, our Strategic Vision would never have gotten off of the ground. From our power plant electricians to our finance executives, every single NYPA employee has been professionally and personally touched by the ambitious goals of our Strategic Plan. That is why on the first anniversary of the Strategic Plan, we wanted to hear from our people who are leveraging their experiences to empower others within and outside of NYPA to embrace changes that will impact our industry for decades.
The New York Power Authority and utilities across the nation will need to attract the next generation of workers with diverse new skill sets, while capturing the knowledge that retiring employees have accumulated over many years.
Customers are becoming more sophisticated about their consumption of energy; they are demanding customized products and services. Our employees are building new relationships with our customers where we will develop solutions to their energy needs together, constantly iterating.
Our transmission grid is in need of major investments to relieve bottlenecks that raise the cost of delivering power where it is most needed near New York City. Several large generating plants as well as transmission facilities in New York are aging, and may need to be replaced.
View the New York Power Authority’s Strategic Vision Plan here.
Gil C. Quiniones (@GQEnergy) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority. Quiniones has served as Senior Vice President of Energy and Telecommunications for the New York City Economic Development Corporation during the Bloomberg Administration, and worked for Con Edison for 16 years.