Justin E. Driscoll


Justin E. Driscoll

President and Chief Executive Officer

Justin E. Driscoll is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation's largest state-owned electric utility. He is responsible for developing and implementing the statewide utility's strategic vision and mission, and for overseeing its operations, legal and financial matters, and relationships with external stakeholders. He is also responsible for the operation of the New York State Canal System.

Justin supervises NYPA’s 16 generation facilities and 1,400 circuit-miles of high-voltage transmission, as well as its role as an energy efficiency project developer and as energy supplier for its governmental customers, including New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York City Housing Authority, state agencies and local governments.

Through Justin’s leadership, the Power Authority is helping the Hochul administration meet its nation-leading clean energy goals. To fully access New York’s growing renewable energy resources, he is guiding the most dramatic transformation of the state’s grid in more than four decades by implementing large-scale transmission projects, such as Smart Path, Smart Path Connect, Clean Path New York and Central East Energy Connect.

Under Justin’s leadership, NYPA also launched ConnectALL, the largest-ever investment in New York's digital infrastructure. Announced in Governor Hochul’s 2022 State of the State address, NYPA leveraged existing transmission infrastructure to bring broadband internet to communities either unserved entirely or underserved by commercial providers.

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.

Justin serves on several boards, including the Alliance to Save Energy, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the GridWise Alliance, EPRI, New York City’s Urban Green Council and the World Resources Institute’s Global Energy Advisory.

Justin is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C. with a bachelor’s degree from the School of Public Affairs. He received his law degree from the New York Law School and attended the New York University School of Law L.L.M. Program in trade regulation.