Consumer Advisory Council

The NYISO Consumer Advisory Council was established by the NYISO Board of Directors in January 2011 to provide a forum for the exchange of information between the NYISO and electricity consumers, with a focus on information sharing, outreach and education.

The Council studied the activities being undertaken by the NYISO and its strategic planning process to provide the NYISO with its vision and recommendations as to how the NYISO can best serve New York's electricity consumers. In November 2013, the Council provided its Final Report and recommendations to the NYISO Board of Directors.

Council Report & NYISO Response

Council Agendas & Materials

Consumer Advisory Council Members


  • James R. Adams, director of utilities, Department of Energy & Sustainability, Cornell University
  • Darrel J. Aubertine, commissioner, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
  • Peter A. Baynes, executive director, New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials
  • J. David Brown, president and CEO, Capital District YMCA
  • William B. Eimicke, founding director of the Picker Center for Executive Education, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Joel Eisenberg, Oak Ridge National Laboratory program manager, office of weatherization and inter-governmental program at DOE
  • Fredrick W. Erlich, CEO, Living Resources
  • Frank Felder, Ph.D., associate research professor and director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
  • Michael B. Gerrard, director of the Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
  • Carl Imhoff, manager, electric infrastructure market sector, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Irene E. Leech, Ph.D., associate professor, consumer affairs, Virginia Tech, and president, Virgina Citizens Consumer Council