Tom Congdon is the Deputy Secretary for Energy in the administration of Governor David A. Paterson. Mr. Congdon is responsible for implementing the Governor's energy agenda, including the 45 by 15 initiative to meet 45 percent of the State's electricity needs through energy efficiency and renewable energy by 2015. He also coordinates the activities and initiatives of the New York Power Authority, the Long Island Power Authority, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and the Public Service Commission. As the Chairman of the New York State Energy Planning Board, Mr. Congdon oversaw the development of the 2009 State Energy Plan. Mr. Congdon also serves on the Board of the New York Smart Grid Consortium, which is coordinating public and private investment in smart grid deployment throughout New York State.
Previously, Mr. Congdon served as a policy analyst in the New York State Attorney General's Environmental Protection Bureau. Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office, he was the policy director at the New York League of Conservation Voters.
Mr. Congdon received his Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University at Albany and his Master of Public Administration from Baruch College.