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State of the Grid Webpage: Reliable Power and a Path to the Grid of the Future

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State of the Grid Webpage: Reliable Power and a Path to the Grid of the Future

April 29, 2020

Whatever the outside impacts on our daily lives, our work at the NYISO continues: providing reliable energy at the least possible cost, and preparing for the changes to the electric grid from the growth of renewable resources.

The grid of the future relies less on conventional energy sources such as fossil-fuel-burning generators and more on solar, wind, energy storage, and distributed energy resources.

State of the Grid & Markets: How are we planning for a greener grid?
State of the Grid & Markets Webpage

Our carbon pricing proposal integrates a “social cost” of carbon dioxide emissions into our wholesale, competitive energy markets. Carbon pricing would benefit clean energy projects while encouraging carbon-emitting plants to become more efficient or close.

We are also in the midst of transmission upgrades across the state that would better deliver the clean energy from upstate to the majority of energy consumers downstate.

To access data, a podcast, analysis, press coverage and more, visit our State of the Grid and Markets webpage.

We are an independent, not-for-profit corporation responsible for operating the state’s bulk electricity grid, administering New York’s competitive wholesale electricity markets, conducting comprehensive long-term planning for the state’s electric power system, and advancing the technological infrastructure of the electric system serving the Empire State.

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