Andrew McAllister (left) with then California Attorney General Jerry Brown at a press conference held at CSE in July 2010.
The Alliance to Save Energy announced Tuesday that its board of directors has named Gil C. Quiniones, chief executive officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), as alliance chairman and elected Andrew McAllister, a commissioner on the California Energy Commission, as a new board member.
Quiniones, who leads the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, takes over the chairman’s gavel from Jane Palmieri, business president of Dow Building and Construction at The Dow Chemical Company.
McAllister was appointed to the Energy Commission by Gov. Jerry Brown in May 2012. He has 25 years of technical, programmatic and policy experience in the fields of energy management, efficiency and renewable generation. Before joining the commission, he worked at the Center for Sustainable Energy for six years, most recently as managing director and director of policy and strategy. Previously, he worked with NRECA International Ltd. in Central and South America, Southeast Asia and Africa on a variety of load management, generation and utility planning projects.
“Californians know that energy efficiency is the cheapest, most practical solution we have for addressing our environmental challenges while also stimulating economic development and strengthening our energy security,” McAllister said. “I am thrilled to be joining the alliance’s board and working closely with national leaders in the field to help advance this important cause.”