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PRESS RELEASE | NYISO Releases Final Installment of CEO Video Series

January 12, 2021

Rensselaer, NY -- The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) today released the final installment of a four-part video series where NYISO President and CEO Rich Dewey describes the important work underway to help achieve the mandates of the CLCPA and the exciting changes and challenges that lay ahead for the energy industry.

The final episode features Mr. Dewey’s personal story, including his 21-years at the NYISO, and his time as president and CEO.  

   Previous episodes

Episode 1: Planning the Path to the Grid of the Future

New York State mandates a 70% clean energy grid by 2030 and a zero-emission grid by 2040. But how exactly do we move from a grid that relies on fossil fuels to one free of carbon emissions in only 20 years?

Episode 2: The Role of Electricity Markets on the Path to 2040

New York State’s competitive, wholesale electricity markets have existed for more than 20 years, and have helped keep electricity costs down while reducing emissions. These markets provide the best tools to help New York meet its clean energy mandates by driving investments in clean energy and other new technologies, says Dewey. “We believe the markets are the most cost-effective way to get that investment,” he says. “We just need to design the products appropriately and properly.”

Episode 3:  Transmission & New Technologies

Transmission is the backbone of the grid of the future. “The NYS transmission system has not seen much change in the last 30 years,” says Dewey. That, he says, will have to change as we transform the way that the grid of the future gets its electricity.

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