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REUTERS | Explainer: How Monday's total solar eclipse affects U.S. grid operators

Apr. 05, 2024 | Electric grids across the U.S. are anticipating a rapid decline in solar generation during Monday's total solar eclipse, which will span multiple states.

E&E NEWS | Solar eclipse offers test for a renewable-heavy grid

Apr. 05, 2024 | Monday’s total solar eclipse will offer U.S. power grid operators a chance to help answer a pressing question: What happens to a solar-rich grid when there’s suddenly no sunlight?

TIMES UNION | New York sets records for wind and solar electric generation

Mar. 25, 2024 | Solar and wind farms in New York set collective hourly records for power generation as the state looks to move to emissions-free electricity by 2040.

TIMES UNION | Editorial: The power paradox

Mar. 05, 2024 | The planned expansion of GlobalFoundries' Fab 8 campus in Malta is a shot in the arm for the Capital Region and the state of New York, promising good jobs and economic opportunity and strengthening our position as a leader in a crucial sector. The plan would triple the semiconductor plant's capacity and add thousands of permanent and temporary jobs.

TIMES UNION | Semiconductor manufacturing expected to strain NY electrical grid

Feb. 26, 2024 | As some of New York’s most influential politicians celebrate the infusion of federal money to expand the GlobalFoundries Fab 8 campus in Malta, questions remain about the ability of the state’s electrical grid to meet the needs of another high-demand project.

LONG ISLAND HERALD | Plans begin for electrical grid upgrade project

Feb. 16, 2024 | With a $3.26 billion investment, New York Transco and the New York Power Authority unveiled details of its Propel NY Energy project, aimed to fortify Long Island’s power grid by potentially bringing new underground electrical transmission and substations to Nassau County.

WNYT NEWSCHANNEL 13 | Middleburgh high schoolers get inside look at state’s electricity distribution

Dec. 15, 2023 | Students from Middleburgh recently got a unique, hands-on educational experience as they visited the New York Independent System Operator’s headquarters in Rensselaer.

SPECTRUM NEWS | Report outlines potential challenges to New York's electrical grid over next decade

Dec. 04, 2023 | The New York Independent System Operator, which manages New York’s power supply, says in a new report that while there aren’t significant immediate threats to the reliability of New York’s power grid, over the next 10 years, there are risks to electrical systems that must be taken seriously.

SYRACUSE POST-STANDARD | Energy leaders warn: NY electric grid must grow for Micron and other new big users

Nov. 30, 2023 | The operators of New York’s electric grid are warning with increased urgency that growing demands on the electric system – especially from mega-customers like Micron Technology — threaten to outstrip the system’s capacity to supply power.

WCNY CAPITOL PRESSROOM | Energy reliability concerns slow retirement of fossil fuels

Nov. 30, 2023 | The state’s independent grid operator had decided to keep fossil fuel power plants on line past their retirement date to ensure uninterrupted power in New York City. We discuss this decision and energy reliability concerns more broadly, with Kevin Lanahan, vice president of external affairs and corporate communications for the New York Independent System Operator.

CRAIN'S NEW YORK BUSINESS | Op-ed: An efficient interconnection process is essential to the grid of the future

Nov. 01, 2023 | Just over a year ago the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law, making $370 billion available for clean energy and climate programs nationwide. Recent data from the White House states that the IRA, combined with complementary programs like the CHIPS and Science Act, have spurred billions of dollars in US manufacturing while accelerating growth in new renewable energy technologies.

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.