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T&D WORLD | NYISO Selects NextEra Transmission Project to Increase Access to Hydro Power

Nov. 01, 2017 | In a decision that will support New York’s goal of maximizing the flow of energy from renewable resources in the region, the New York Independent System Operator’s Board of Directors has selected a proposal from NextEra Energy Transmission New York to address the public policy need for new transmission in Western New York.

UTILITY DIVE | Uptown Funk: Where will NYC get its peak demand capacity?

Oct. 26, 2017 | Does New York City have sufficient resources to meet peak energy demand and, if not, how should any shortcoming be addressed? Those are two key questions facing energy planners for the Big Apple, with competing views on both.

PRESS RELEASE | NYISO Launches Wholesale Pilot Program for Distributed Energy Resources

Oct. 24, 2017 | Rensselaer, NY | The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) today launched a pilot program to integrate innovative Distributed Energy Resources (DER) into its wholesale market systems.

RTO INSIDER | Public policy Tx project wins key NYISO endorsement

Oct. 17, 2017 | NYISO’s Business Issues Committee on Tuesday endorsed a public policy transmission planning report’s recommendation to build NextEra Energy’s proposed Empire State Line in western New York.

PRESS RELEASE | NYISO Selects NextEra Transmission Project to Increase Access to Hydro Power

Oct. 17, 2017 | Rensselaer, NY - In a decision that will support New York’s goal of maximizing the flow of energy from renewable resources in the region, the New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) Board of Directors today selected a proposal from NextEra Energy Transmission New York (NextEra) to address the public policy need for new transmission in Western New York.

ENERGY CENTRAL | Power agency backs $219 million upgrade from Elma to Royalton

Oct. 17, 2017 | State energy officials are backing a $219 million plan to build a power transmission project that would run between Elma and Royalton.

RTO INSIDER | NYISO Stakeholders Talk Details of Carbon Charge

Sep. 10, 2017 | NYISO stakeholders on Wednesday offered broad support for incorporating a $40/ton carbon charge into the ISO’s markets, but some expressed concern over how the costs of New York’s decarbonization effort would be allocated.

TIMES UNION | Commentary: Time is of the essence to implement clean energy levels

Sep. 04, 2017 | Gov. Andrew Cuomo has placed a premium on clean electricity, setting goals of reducing carbon emissions 40 percent and meeting 50 percent of electric demand with renewable energy resources by 2030. Though admirable, meeting these goals affordably and on time will require accelerated private sector investments, which means finding a way to harmonize public policy with free market principles.

UTILITY DIVE | Carbon calculus: More states are adding carbon costs to utility planning guidelines

Aug. 31, 2017 | The Trump administration is abdicating Obama-era climate regulations, but a small — and growing — amount of states are taking matters into their own hands.

PUBLIC POWER DAILY | Report says carbon price would have little effect on N.Y. consumers

Aug. 16, 2017 | In a first step towards possibly adopting a price for power plant carbon dioxide emissions, New York's grid operator is reviewing a report that found that adding a $40 per ton charge would have little effect on customer bills in the state.

POLITICO | New York's energy leaders lay out an early blueprint for carbon pricing

Aug. 11, 2017 | The state's top energy policy makers moved closer to creating a price for carbon in New York in a much-anticipated report released Friday.

POLITICO | NYISO starts Indian Point study

Aug. 08, 2017 | The operator of New York's electric grid has started a review of the impact of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's deal to shutter the Indian Point nuclear plant by 2021.

POLITICO | For one power player, it's all about transmission lines

Jul. 28, 2017 | Everywhere Brad Jones goes he preaches the same energy gospel. "Transmission, transmission, transmission," he says.

UTILITY DIVE | Reliability will be preserved through market transition, grid operators tell Congress

Jul. 27, 2017 | Leaders of the nation's seven organized wholesale power markets had few policy requests for Congress in their Wednesday hearing. Testimony largely focused on the changing fuel mix, with grid operators emphasizing that the nation's power supply is as dependable as ever.

REAL ESTATE WEEKLY | Report: NYC needs to take action on energy, as Indian Point closure looms

Jul. 25, 2017 | With New York City’s largest source of electricity generation marked for extinction amid a projected increase in energy demand, New York must add significant new electrical transmission and natural gas pipeline capacity, while also encouraging greater use of conservation over the next decade, according to a New York Building Congress report released today.

RENEW ECONOMY | New York's energy system: The times they are a changin'

Jun. 27, 2017 | In his 1964 ballad, Bob Dylan, now a Nobel laureate in literature, talks about the changing times. The tune has over 12 million hits on YouTube. Its message clearly still resonates.

NY ENERGY WEEK | Invest in Renewables but Mend New York’s Two Grids

Jun. 08, 2017 | New York City has the demand. Upstate has the supply. But transmission constrains the flow between the two, increasing emissions. Additional investments here could go a long way towards helping New York meet its climate goals.

PRESS RELEASE | New York’s Electric Grid Prepared for Summer Demand

Jun. 01, 2017 | Rensselaer, NY | The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) today reported that electricity supplies in New York state are expected to be adequate this summer, with a total of 41,013 megawatts (MW) of power resources available to meet forecasted peak demand conditions.

TIMES UNION | New York's electric supply expected to be adequate this summer

Jun. 01, 2017 | The North Greenbush-based operator of the state's wholesale electricity market expects supplies this summer will be adequate, even though peak demand is projected to be 3 percent above the 10-year average peak.

UTILITY DIVE | The state of US wholesale power markets: Is reliability at risk from low prices?

May. 22, 2017 | In early May, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) technical conference explored problems in U.S. wholesale markets, specifically how new state policies impact and interact with wholesale power markets in the U.S. The conference included written statements and testimony by dozens of panelists, many from companies that own power plants and operate in regional markets.

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