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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

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.

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