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PODCAST: Emilie Nelson Advises the CAC that a System of Markets, Physics and People Will Produce a Reliable Zero-Emissions Grid

Emilie Nelson, NYISO’s Executive Vice President, has more than two decades of experience in the energy industry. She’s also a member of the Power Generation Advisory Panel to the New York State Climate Action Council (CAC).

VIDEO SERIES: Rich Dewey’s Vision for the Grid of the Future

“This industry right now is about as interesting as it gets,” observes Rich Dewey, our President and CEO, discussing the changes coming to the electric grid in New York in the next two decades. In this video interview series, Dewey discusses the path we’ll need to follow to meet the state’s clean energy mandate of a carbon-free grid by 2040.

PODCAST: John Reese talks “Big Think” on Power Gen’s Clean Energy Future

John Reese has a long history in the energy business, from roles with New York State, the U.S. Department of Energy, and his current position as Senior Vice President at Eastern Generation, which currently provides more than 20% of New York City’s energy capacity.

Energy Storage: Frequently Asked Questions

The use of Energy Storage Resources (ESRs) on the grid is growing in New York State. It has the potential to enhance energy production from clean energy resources while supporting improved grid efficiency and resilience. Here are some common questions about this burgeoning technology.

New Climate Change Study Examines Resilience and Reliability of New York Energy Grid

As New York State advances climate and energy policies in pursuit of a cleaner, more resilient grid, we continue to examine long-range scenarios to assess impacts on grid reliability.

VIDEO: People Who Power New York: Bringing the Best and Brightest Talent to the NYISO

Alice Wu studied psychology in college and quickly discovered she liked learning how relationships work and what motivates people.

VIDEO: Carbon Pricing's Role in New York's Climate Goals

COVID-19 has had an impact worldwide, affecting human health and straining government budgets. There has been concern that this could impact the state’s ability to achieve a zero-emission electric grid by 2040.

Keeping the Grid Reliable in New York

With the rolling power outages that occurred in California during the heat wave this past summer, some have wondered if such events could occur here in New York. It's worthwhile to examine the main difference between the two states in how electricity is produced and delivered.

Solar, Wind, and Energy Storage: The Ups and Downs of Clean Energy on the Grid

One of the challenges of New York’s growing use of clean energy resources is the intermittent nature of solar and wind power.

The Capacity Market's Role in Grid Reliability: Frequently Asked Questions

Having sufficient installed capacity is especially important as we work to achieve the state mandates requiring 70% clean energy by 2030 and a zero-emission electric system by 2040. With an increased reliance on intermittent resources such as solar or wind power, sufficient “fast-ramping” resources must be on hand to provide energy when the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing.

Carbon Pricing Comment Summary from FERC Technical Conference

On September 30, 2020, FERC held a Technical Conference regarding Carbon Pricing in Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets. The conference featured dozens of academics, economists, consultants, power generators, think tanks and ISO/RTO leaders including our President and CEO, Rich Dewey and Senior Vice President of Market Structures, Rana Mukerji. Excerpts of the considerable number of conference comments in support of carbon pricing follow, in categories taken from the conference agenda:

How We're Planning to Meet the Growth of an Electric World

New York's electric grid is in the midst of an unprecedented growth of clean energy resources. In order to meet state mandates, the grid must deliver 70% of energy demand from clean resources by 2030 and the grid must be zero emissions by 2040.

PODCAST: Bob Hiney Offers His Wisdom & Advice on the Future of New York's Grid

What do you get when your avowed hobby is “energy policy?” With Bob Hiney, you get a man steeped in the minutia of New York’s energy markets, with four decades of experience in the electric power industry.

At the NYISO, "Independent" is (Literally) our Middle Name

The name is the “New York Independent System Operator.” There’s a reason that the word “Independent” is part of our title.

Fuel for the Wire: Power Trends 2020

What's the source of power flowing out of your electrical outlets? In New York, that largely depends on whether you are upstate or downstate.

The Role of Energy Markets in Meeting Public Policy

For 20 years, the NYISO’s wholesale electricity markets have delivered on the promise of value to consumers. Working in tandem with state emissions policies, our markets have also driven investment in new technology, significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and kept energy prices low.

VIDEO: People Who Power New York: A Worldly Economist Finds a Home Designing Energy Markets in Albany, NY

A few interesting facts about Nicole Bouchez: she grew up in a small, hard-to-pronounce town in Holland. She spoke three languages before she was a teenager (and even more today). By the time she reached high school, she had discovered a love for economics. "It made sense," she said. "And it was mathematical. And interesting."

Forecasting the Power Needs of the Future

Running the electric grid is a dedicated balance - generation always has to match demand to maintain reliability. So how do we know how much power is required at any given moment?

VIDEO: People Who Power New York: A Gamer's Approach to Successful Cybersecurity Strategy

In elementary school, Celia Sieg helped her teachers learn how to use their computers.

PODCAST: From COVID-19 to the CLCPA, Power Trends is a Must-Read for Grid Stakeholders and Policymakers

What goes into the making of Power Trends, our annual report that tells the story of the electric grid in New York State? And why do you need to read it?

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