The New York Power Authority has named Sarah Orban Salati its chief commercial officer, putting her in charge of overseeing all wholesale retail operations for the nation’s largest public utility.
Gil C. Quiniones, president and CEO of the White Plains-based NYPA, described Salati as a known leader in the energy industry in the utility’s announcement.
Salati joins NYPA from AES Corp., a Fortune 500 global power company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Her 13-year tenure at AES included her most recent position as the company’s managing director of New Energy Solutions.
The new job means Salati is responsible for $2 billion in annual revenues from NYPA’s 16 power generation assets statewide: supervising trading, fuel operations, hedging and business development for new transmission and generation activities. She will also oversee customer operations that include sales, marketing, new products and the implementation of more than $200 million a year in energy efficiency sales.
Salati, a Westchester County resident, said in the announcement that she looks forward to “working with the Power Authority’s excellent staff to implement NYPA’s 2020 Strategic Vision of customer success, cost leadership and innovation and to support Governor Cuomo’s clean energy goals.”