NYISO Key Facts

Based in New York's Capital Region, the NYISO is a not-for-profit company governed by a 10-member independent Board of Directors. Participants and stakeholders in New York's electricity markets play a significant role in the NYISO's unique shared governance system. The NYISO employs over 400 people and occupies two locations in the Albany area. Given the technical complexity of the NYISO's mission, over a quarter of the company's staff are devoted to the development and support of information technology. The company has a diverse and engaged workforce, and has been recognized as a top employer in the region. In 2010, the NYISO’s record of contributions earned the Community Care Impact Award from the United Way of the Greater Capital Region.

Facts

Key Facts

Power Resources

  • Generation
    • Total Generation - 2014 - 37,978 MW
    • Generation Added 2000 - 2014 - 10,411 MW
  • Transmission
    • Total Circuit Miles of Transmission - 2014 - 11,056 miles
    • Transmission Capability Added 2000 - 2014 - 2,315 MW
  • Demand Response
    • Projected Demand Response (Special Case Resources) -- Summer 2014 - 1,189 MW

Reliability Requirements

  • Reliability Requirement -- Summer 2014 - 39,389 MW
  • Total Resources Available -- Summer 2014 - 41,298 MW

Renewable Resources

  • Total Renewable Resource Capacity - 2014 - 6,242 MW
  • Total Existing Wind Generation - 2014 - 1,730 MW
  • Proposed Wind Generation - 2,003 MW

Power Demands

  • Total Usage in 2013 -- 163,514 GWh
  • Total Usage in 2012 -- 162,840 GWh
  • Total Usage in 2011 -- 163,329 GWh
  • Forecast Peak Demand for 2014 -- 33,666 MW
  • All-time Record Peak Demand (July 19, 2013) -- 33,956 MW
  • Prior Record Peak Demand (August 2, 2006) -- 33,939 MW
  • Record Winter Peak Demand (January 7, 2014) -- 25,738 MW
  • Prior Record Winter Peak Demand (December 20, 2004) -- 25,541 MW