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Grid Operators Isolated but Unified in Keeping New York Lights On

In order to safeguard energy reliability at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of our grid Control Room operators and support staff have taken an extraordinary step: total sequestration from the outside world until further notice.

Carbon Pricing in Wholesale Energy Markets: Frequently Asked Questions

Carbon pricing refers to the introduction of a “social cost” of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into New York’s competitive wholesale energy markets. The NYISO and many of its stakeholders believe instituting carbon pricing would help the state meet its clean energy goals faster and more cost-effectively, while reducing emissions and maintaining grid reliability.

COVID-19 and the Electric Grid: Load Shifts as New Yorkers Respond to Crisis

As nearly 20 million New Yorkers adjust their lives in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the changing patterns of behavior are reducing and shifting electricity consumption.

PODCAST: Clarkson President Anthony Collins on Promoting a Culture of Innovation

Dr. Anthony Collins, President of Clarkson University since 2003, believes in the importance of finding new ways to promote a culture of innovation in one of the nation’s top technical colleges. It’s a culture engrained in our mission here at the NYISO as we transition to the grid of the future.

How the Installed Capacity Market Keeps Electricity Reliable in New York

Imagine a hot day in August. Around New York, grid-connected generators such as gas turbines, nuclear plants, hydropower dams and others are working hard to produce electricity to keep air conditioners humming. But as the temperature climbs, electric demand grows. It becomes clear that additional power may be needed to meet growing demand.

Support Building for NYISO's Carbon Pricing Plan

Support continues to build for the first-in-the-nation proposal to inject a social cost of carbon dioxide emissions into the New York wholesale electricity markets.

VIDEO: People Who Power New York: "This company values diversity and collaboration and challenges you to continue learning."

Diana Ortiz is no stranger to hard work. Born in Brooklyn, her parents grew up on a farm in El Campo, Puerto Rico, where families lived off the land.

PODCAST: 'State of the Grid,' Episode 6 Outlines NYISO Initiatives to Meet Climate & Policy Goals

In 2020, the pace of change on the power grid is being driven by aggressive legislation and the ways in which clean energy resources are being economically reevaluated.

VIDEO: People Who Power New York: "It's important for people to know that we serve the public interest."

Tariq Niazi came to the United States from Pakistan to study economics. He planned to return home after graduate school, but love and a good job with the state Consumer Protection Board got in the way.

PODCAST: Resources for the Future's Dr. Karen Palmer on Carbon Pricing and Multistate Impacts

Climate policy and energy economist and author Karen Palmer recently spoke at the House Subcommittee hearing on ‘Building a 100% Clean Energy Economy for the U.S. Power Sector.’

VIDEO: People Who Power New York: "We do analysis to integrate renewable resources into the system."

Diana Carolina Hernandez Gonzalez Wang has an impressive story. Growing up in Valledupar, Colombia, she fell in love with math and technology.

PODCAST: Demystifying the Interconnection of Renewables to the Grid

The level of decarbonization required by statutes to combat climate change in New York State, "will result in a grid and power system that are unrecognizable from the one we run today."

GridEx: How NYISO Joins the Nation to Promote Grid Security

Every two years, the nation’s largest grid security exercise, GridEx, is conducted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). GridEx is a grid security simulation that takes place across North America, allowing utilities and organizations such as the NYISO to test their response to and recovery from simulated, coordinated, cyber and physical security threats and incidents.

PODCAST: Energy Economist Dr. Susan Tierney on Benefits of Carbon Pricing

Dr. Susan Tierney, renowned energy expert with the Analysis Group and former head of policy at the U.S. Department of Energy, recently completed a study with Paul Hibbard of our proposal to add a “social cost” of carbon dioxide emissions to New York’s wholesale energy markets.

VIDEO: How Carbon Pricing Works

The world we know runs on fossil fuels, but this creates the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. So how do we meet the need for reliable energy while addressing climate change?

Collaborative Cyber Security Training Event at the NYISO

Cyber security is very important to the electric industry, so the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) routinely collaborates with generators, utilities and transmission owners to conduct joint training and exercises. One example of this training occurred on September 17 and 18.

VIDEO: People Who Power New York: "I'm contributing to something that helps a lot of people."

Phil Nazario first discovered a love for technology as a child, fixing broken VCRs with rubber bands and telling his mom, "don’t throw that out!"

Member Relations: Ambassadors to the Electric Grid

On any day at our offices, dozens of our stakeholders may come to take part in committee meetings, or inquire about joining our shared governance. These attendees include owners of generation or transmission equipment, utilities, consumer representatives, environmental advocates, and other interested parties.

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.

Stakeholder Services: The Public Face of the New York ISO

The New York ISO (Independent System Operator) has a variety of roles as manager of the electric grid in the state. One of them is overseeing the markets that allow for the trading of wholesale power. And when energy market participants have a question, as the expression goes, “Who you gonna call?”
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