Smart Grid At NYISO

The NYISO has been working to make the grid smarter since 1999, when we assumed control of New York's high-voltage bulk electric system and initiated competitive wholesale electricity markets to serve the power needs of the Empire State.

Technological innovation is one of our core strategic objectives. We have deployed communications and data management advances that have optimized the dispatch of power on the bulk electric system in ways that would have been inconceivable a generation ago. Our pioneering efforts include advanced technologies to enable demand response, integrate wind power, and incorporate energy storage.

Our efforts continue as we help to build the grid of the future. The NYISO is currently implementing a project that includes a statewide Phasor Measurement Network and the installation of capacitor banks in various locations throughout the state. This project will enhance the reliability and efficiency of the bulk electricity grid and provide the foundation for further development of smart grid infrastructure in New York State.

Smart Grid Links, Resources & More

US Department Energy

US Department Of Energy

The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.


NY Smart Grid Consortium

The Consortium was founded in 2008 when leaders determined that meaningful progress required the inclusion of all stakeholders to define and work toward a common vision. The Consortium represents a key public-private partnership to promote broad statewide implementation of the smart grid.

NYISO SmartGrid

Smart Grid: The NYISO Vision

The NYISO whitepaper, “Envisioning a Smarter Grid for New York Consumers,” was submitted to the New York State Public Service Commission’s proceeding regarding Smart Grid Systems and the Modernization of the Electric Grid. The whitepaper outlines the NYISO's vision for smart grid development.

RFP Announcements

Smart Grid Documents