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VIDEO: People Who Power New York: After 35 Years, Still Excited about Managing the Electric Grid

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VIDEO: People Who Power New York: After 35 Years, Still Excited about Managing the Electric Grid

November 30, 2018

As a kid, he wanted to be a truck driver. Luckily for the NYISO, Wes Yeomans was convinced by his father to try college to pursue a passion for math and science.

Now, more than 35 years later, Yeomans is Vice President of Operations at the NYISO, overseeing the men and women who control power transmission and the wholesale electric markets for the entire state grid. It’s a business that has never stopped being exciting, he says, and there’s always more to learn.

Meet Wes, one of the People Who Power New York.

Visit our careers page for more information on working at the NYISO.

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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