James T. Gallagher Director of the Office of Electricity and Environment New York Public Service Commission
James T. Gallagher is Director of the Office of Electricity and Environment (OEE) for the New York Public Service Commission. This Office oversees the electric system operations and pricing of New York's investor owned utilities, including: the siting and reliability of the State's generation, transmission, and power distribution systems; the design of appropriate rates and tariffs; and the oversight of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency, renewable energy, and environmental programs. Before joining the Department of Public Service, Mr. Gallagher held senior energy policy positions at Northeast Utilities, The Pennsylvania Governor's Energy Council, and during the late 1970's, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), where he was Manager of Renewable Energy Programs.
He received a BS in Economics from Lehigh University and an MS in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.