NYPA’s Gil Quiniones and Tendril’s Adrian Tuck Join SEPA Board Board election underlines focus on industry diversity and collaboration
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two top energy industry CEOs are joining the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) Board of Directors: Gil Quiniones of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Adrian Tuck of Tendril were recently elected to the Board. Four incumbents were also re-elected for another three-year term: Seth Frader-Thompson, President, EnergyHub; Joe Hoagland, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, Tennessee Valley Authority; Chris King, Global Policy Officer, Siemens Digital Grid; and Gary Rackliffe, Vice President, Smart Grids, ABB, Inc. “The election of these two outstanding industry leaders underlines the importance that SEPA’s membership places on having diverse voices on the Board, from both the utility and technology sides. We want to provide a model for industry inclusiveness and collaboration; both are critical for moving the energy transition forward,” said Cris Eugster, COO of CPS Energy and Chair of SEPA’s board. The two new members are: Gil Quiniones is President and CEO of NYPA, the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility. Under Gil’s leadership, NYPA has taken a leading role in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, aimed at empowering customers and encouraging the growth of renewables and energy efficiency. For this work, he was named SEPA’s Power Player of the Year in 2017.