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RTO INSIDER | Emilie Nelson Named NYISO COO, Replacing Rick Gonzales

Sep. 27, 2023 | CEO Rich Dewey told stakeholders at an ISO Management Committee meeting that he recommended Nelson to the Board of Directors, which approved the promotion.

DAILY ENERGY INSIDER | NYISO finds deficit in reliability margins for NYC starting in mid-2025

Sep. 18, 2023 | In its quarterly assessment of reliability of the bulk electric system, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) found a deficit in reliability margins for the New York City area starting in the summer of 2025.

RTO INSIDER | NYISO Previews New York City Transmission Needs Assessment

Aug. 24, 2023 | NYISO delved into a plethora of upcoming projects, including the New York City public policy transmission need assessment and what the preliminary rules and assumptions will be.

TIMES UNION | Twenty years after 2003's Northeast blackout, challenges remain

Aug. 12, 2023 | Rich Dewey was half a continent away when his pager started beeping persistently. It was Aug. 14, 2003 and Dewey, who at the time worked in IT at the New York Independent System Operator, was in Houston helping to test a new software program for the organization. Also known as NYISO, the not-for-profit agency operates the state’s vast power grid, directing the flow of electricity from generating plants to where it's needed at any given moment.

TIMES UNION | Go green, but stay stable

Jul. 24, 2023 | The sooner New York state can fully transition away from fossil-fuel “peaker” plants in New York City, the better, but that transition can’t come at the expense of the reliability of the state’s electric grid.

UTILITY DIVE | NYC could face up to 446 MW power deficit in 2025, due to electrification and peaker retirements: ISO

Jul. 19, 2023 | Completion of the Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line, which will bring power to New York City from Quebec, is expected to improve reliability margins beginning in 2026.

NYS FOCUS | As New York Lags on Climate Goals, Some Dirty Plants May Stay Open Past Deadline

Jun. 15, 2023 | Air-polluting “peaker” plants were a top priority for closure in New York’s green transition. But the state isn’t building clean energy fast enough to replace them on time. Amid New York's halting energy transition, there’s been one bright spot for communities facing the most severe air pollution: A swath of the state’s dirtiest power plants are starting to close.

DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE | NY isn't building power transmission lines fast enough, leaving energy goals in jeopardy

Apr. 21, 2023 | NY isn't building power transmission lines fast enough, leaving energy goals in jeopardy. The overseer of NY's energy grid is worried that delays in adding transmission lines could slow the state's renewable build-out and jeopardize reliability during extreme weather.

THE POST-JOURNAL | Report Shows Issues For NYC Power Grid

Apr. 21, 2023 | The New York Independent System Operator’s Short-Term Assessment of Reliability report studied the period of January 15, 2023, through January 15, 2028, and found that reliability margins in New York City could become deficient in 2025 due to several factor because generation and transmission aren’t expected to keep up with projected demand.

CITY & STATE | The 2023 Energy & Environment Power 100

Apr. 17, 2023 | New York’s electric grid is in line for a massive overhaul due to the state’s current plan to eliminate most carbon emissions by 2030. Richard Dewey, who has led the New York Independent System Operator since 2019, warned that the state needs 20 gigawatts of new renewable energy by 2030 and 75 gigawatts of zero-carbon resources by 2040 in order to meet its climate targets. So far, the state has facilitated 62 transmission line upgrades, although fewer than half of New York’s solar and wind projects have paid for the cost to connect to its electric system.

POLITICO | New York grid operator sees reliability needs in NYC

Apr. 17, 2023 | A proposal to place an economywide cap on greenhouse gas emissions in New York is becoming a potential sticking point in budget negotiations as the overtime clock continues.

RTO INSIDER | NYISO Receives 'Exceptional' Customer Survey Scores

Mar. 31, 2023 | NYISO won "exceptional" grades from its customers in 2022, Siena College Research Institute told the Management Committee...

S&P GLOBAL | NY grid operator expects sufficient power capacity to meet winter demand

Nov. 29, 2022 | New York grid operator expects sufficient power capacity to meet winter demand.

SPECTRUM NEWS | Demand on New York state's electric system increases

Nov. 28, 2022 | New Yorkers are expected to see electric bills increase by more than 30% this winter compared to last year in wake of various national and geopolitical factors keeping the cost of natural gas and electricity elevated.

UTILITY DIVE | NYISO warns of high electricity prices as it forecasts sufficient supply to meet peak demand this winter

Nov. 28, 2022 | The New York Independent System Operator reported Monday that it expects electricity supplies will be sufficient to meet peak demand this winter of 23,893 MW based on expected winter temperatures, nearly 3% higher than last winter’s actual peak demand of 23,235 MW.

S&P GLOBAL | New York Power Authority, LS Power transmission project halfway to completion

Oct. 25, 2022 | A $615-million joint project by the New York Power Authority and LS Power Group to upgrade a 93-mile span of high-voltage electric transmission lines is halfway to completion.

S&P GLOBAL | National Grid, NY agency partner on 120 MW of community solar projects

Oct. 18, 2022 | National Grid PLC and New York's state government are partnering to develop more than 120 MW in solar projects that will capture energy for underserved communities.

RTO INSIDER | Study: NYISO Dynamic Reserves Could Lower Congestion, Costs

Oct. 12, 2022 | NYISO’s proposed dynamic reserve requirements could result in significant changes in transmission flows and reduced costs, according to FTI Consulting.

PV MAGAZINE | New York needs 20 GW of new renewables by 2030, plus transmission, says grid operator

Oct. 06, 2022 | Even adding 9.5 GW of renewables will increase transmission congestion, said NYISO, in a report that also called for development and commercialization of dispatchable emission-free resources.

ADIRONDACK EXPLORER | Largest Adirondack solar project to date goes before APA

Sep. 12, 2022 | The state’s first “build ready” solar project and the largest ever proposed in the Adirondack Park could get approval by the Adirondack Park Agency on Thursday. It is a 20-megawatt electricity generation project – 62,235 solar panels able to power about 4,500 homes, erected over 111 acres of an old mine tailings pile in the town of Clifton in St. Lawrence County.