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New NYISO Report Identifies Paths to Achieve a Greener & Reliable Future Grid

A new report by the NYISO, the 2021-2040 System & Resource Outlook (The Outlook) highlights the need for careful coordination of resource additions, transmission investment, and existing emitting generation retirements to achieve an orderly transition of the electric grid to 100% carbon-free.

Impacts of National & Global Conditions on Electricity Prices

(Updated September 13, 2022) - Fuel costs have risen dramatically in the past year due to economic factors rooted in the pandemic and amplified by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Spiking global demand, lagging supply, and global instability caused by war, have combined to bring fossil fuel prices to historically high levels.

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.

Podcast Ep. 21: U.S. Energy Information Administration Experts Discuss Recent Energy Price Impacts

In our latest Power Trends Podcast, we interviewed two leading EIA analysts about domestic and international price trends and how world energy supply and demand are impacting wholesale electricity prices in New York.

Grid Reliability Requires a Careful Transition from Fossil Fuels

A clean energy transition is underway. As fossil fuel plants retire and new renewable resources supply our energy needs, we need to move carefully to maintain reliability on the electric grid. A successful transition to a zero-emissions grid means synchronizing the addition of clean energy resources with the retirement of fossil-fuel generators to protect reliability.

Reliability and the Grid of the Future

At the NYISO, keeping the electric grid reliable will always be job one, managing the flow of electricity around the clock, every day of the year.

New Transmission Investments Add a New Chapter to the “Tale of Two Grids”

The “Tale of Two Grids” is an old story when it comes to the New York electric system.

VIDEO: Episode 4 - Preparing for Climate Change

New York State’s nation-leading grid decarbonization requirements have set the stage for 70% renewable energy by 2030 and a zero-emissions electric grid by 2040.

Public Policies and the Transformation of NY's Electric Grid

State and local requirements in New York have created what are arguably the most aggressive climate change requirements in the nation. The question of how to maintain electric system reliability on the road to meeting the state’s decarbonization mandates has become a central focus among policymakers and industry stakeholders.

Podcast Ep. 20: The ROI of Energy Security Investment with Karen Wayland

It’s going to take time and precision to build the grid of the future. Managing reliability carefully and investing in the right technologies as we transition to a grid increasingly based on clean energy will be key to success.

Power Trends 2022: Annual Grid and Markets Report

New York's climate policies are driving profound changes on the electric system.

Power Trends 2022: Key Takeaways Datasheet

This two-page datasheet provides key messages and information from Power Trends 2022.

Quarterly Grid Reliability Reports Address Rapid Rate of Change

The New York energy grid is transforming almost before our eyes.

VIDEO: Episode 3 - Keeping the Lights On

In August of 2003, a combination of transmission line outages and communications failures in the Midwest led to one of the largest blackouts in U.S. history, plunging much of the eastern seaboard into darkness.

How the Installed Reserve Margin Supports Reliability in New York

State and federal regulators recently accepted the new Installed Reserve Margin (IRM) for New York’s power grid. The annually established IRM is an essential element of New York’s reliability rules that require a percentage of supply resources to be available to the grid in addition to forecasted peak demand.

VIDEO: Episode 2 - How Reliability Happens

It's easy to take electricity and the benefits of reliable power for granted. For the organizations responsible for running the electric grid, keeping power flowing is a constant, careful balance of load and supply. It requires work with state, regional, and federal entities to make sure proper rules are in place to maintain reliability when consumer demand is at its highest. It’s a complicated job that requires dedication, expertise, and planning.

Podcast Ep. 19: How We Removed Barriers to Clean-Energy Resources Coming Onto the Grid

Our stakeholders recently approved changes to market rules which, if accepted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will help us meet New York’s zero-emissions mandates by supporting new investments in energy resources.

VIDEO: Forecasting Power Usage from 5 Minutes to 20 Years; a Look Behind the Scenes

Chuck Alonge plays an essential role in planning the grid. He and his fellow load forecasters support the reliability of the grid by continuously estimating how much power the grid will need to supply.

VIDEO: Episode 1 - The State of the Grid

What is the “Grid of the Future?” And how are we at the New York ISO supporting New York’s transition to a zero-emissions grid? In the first episode of our new documentary series, we discuss the path to a clean energy future, with interviews from former FERC Chairman Norman Bay and New York ISO leaders.

FAQ: Winter Pricing

The New York ISO (Independent System Operator) is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation responsible for operating the state’s bulk electricity grid. We are not a regulator, nor an entity of New York State. We operate the grid under the strictest reliability rules in the nation and under the oversight of state and federal regulators to keep the lights on for all New Yorkers.

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