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PRESS RELEASE | NYISO Management Issues Own By-Laws Proposal Expanding Media Access

November 26, 2019

Rensselaer, NY - The New York ISO today issued its own draft proposal to amend shared governance by-laws to support greater media access to stakeholder meetings.

The NYISO’s proposal is in response to recent discussions by stakeholders on draft by-laws changes that would have unnecessarily restricted media access. The stakeholders’ draft proposal does not have support from the NYISO management and is no longer under consideration. The NYISO’s draft proposal reinforces our longstanding commitment to transparency of the shared governance process by allowing teleconference access to all stakeholder meetings.

“The NYISO’s leadership has always been and will continue to be committed to transparency in all aspects of our operations,” said Kevin Lanahan, Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Communication. “This commitment is a founding principle of the NYISO and our shared governance process since our formation 20 years ago.”

Information reviewed during stakeholder meetings is fully available on the NYISO’s public website ( The proposed rules build upon the NYISO’s commitment to transparency and open engagement.

A draft version of the NYISO’s proposed changes is included below (new or amended language is in red):


The public may attend meetings of the Committee and associated subcommittees, working groups, and task forces, in-person or by teleconference, and shall register with the Secretary prior to attendance. Guests of Members who attend with the representative in person or by teleconference shall also register with the Secretary before entering the meeting. The Secretary shall keep a list of those who register with the minutes of the meeting.

The current by-laws are available here.

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