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How the People Who Power New York Give Back

Running New York’s electric grid takes dedication. So does being a community-minded organization. Either way, the New York Independent System Operator, (New York ISO for short), knows the importance of caring about our neighbors.

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.

Internships at the New York ISO: A Unique Job and Learning Experience for College Students

For college students interested in learning how an electric grid is managed, there are few opportunities that compare to interning with the New York Independent System Operator, or NYISO for short.

VIDEO: People Who Power NY: "I come to work every day in awe of what I do."

At first Elaine wanted to be an artist, then she went to college for political science. After that, she explored nursing. Eventually she found a way to apply her creativity and love of learning to computer science.

From Across the World, Energy Industry Experts Come to Learn at NYISO

On a rainy Friday in late fall, 19 engineers and grid operators from the southern part of Africa came to the New York Independent System Operator to learn how the organization runs the electric grid. They were here as part of a short tour of the United States to find new ways to improve their own power delivery system.

Changing Demand, Changing Grid: Delivering Power in a New Era

For the last century, energy use grew year by year. As population grew, more homes were electrified and more uses for electricity were found. Growing demand for energy was met through physical expansion of the grid to increase its generation and delivery capacity.

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

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.

Preparing for the Best Experience with NYISO’s New Website

We are very excited to announce that on December 5th we will be launching a completely redesigned public website at www.nyiso.com.

Conductors of the Electric Orchestra: How NYISO Operators Learn to Keep the Power Flowing

Every minute of every day, the electricity consumed in New York State is controlled by seven people sitting in a room at the headquarters of the New York Independent System Operator. Inside this control room, operators keep track of every major power line across the state, reacting to the ever-changing demands of the electric grid.

VIDEO: Honoring Our Veterans

From control room operators to computer programmers and business analysts, more than 50 NYISO employees have served in the military.

New York State Electric Grid Well Positioned to Meet Demands of Winter

The New York State electric grid is well positioned to meet demands of a cold winter season, NYISO Vice President for Market Operations Emilie Nelson told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) during a recent hearing on winter preparedness.

VIDEO: People Who Power New York: “As a power system engineer, there’s really no better place than New York ISO.”

When she was younger, electrical engineer Yachi Lin faced two career choices – travel writing or working with numbers.

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.

VIDEO: People Who Power New York: “It’s really exciting to see the evolution of the electric grid.”

Distributed energy resources continue to grow in New York State, and NYISO’s Vijay Ganugula is at the center of these new technologies.

Carbon Pricing in Wholesale Energy Markets: Frequently Asked Questions

Carbon pricing involves incorporating the social cost of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into wholesale electricity markets.

Carbon Pricing Aligns Energy Markets and State Policy

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is working with stakeholders on a market-based approach, known as carbon pricing, to better align its wholesale markets with New York State’s environmental goals.

NYISO Celebrates 4th Anniversary of Control Center

The NYISO’s Control Center celebrates a milestone. Four years ago, this state-of-the-art facility took control of the electrical grid, ensuring reliability and security of the New York power system.

VIDEO: People Who Power New York: “I’m positively affecting peoples’ lives.”

Born and raised in Far Rockaway, New York, Arrissa grew up wanting to become a lawyer while studying at the University of Albany.

Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) are a broad category of resources that includes distributed generation, energy storage technologies, combined heat and power systems, and microgrids.

NYISO Sets the Record Straight on Carbon Pricing Project

Reliability and Efficient Markets in New York is NYISO Mission. As New York’s independent grid operator, we read with concern the recent Daily Caller article “NY’s Grid Operator Is About To Make Electricity Even More Expensive.” The article makes a number of claims that are incorrect.
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