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GREENTECH MEDIA | New York's Energy Transition (and Challenges) is 5 Charts

Jun. 11, 2020 | Grid operators around the world are unusually busy these days, but few have quite as much on their minds as NYISO, the independent system operator that manages New York state's bulk power system and wholesale energy market.

ABC NEWS 10 | NYISO annual report on state’s energy grid focuses on Green initiatives

Jun. 11, 2020 | Upstate New York is closer to reaching the state’s goal of producing emissions-free energy by 2040 than downstate, according to a new report. With more availability of renewable energy sources upstate’s energy consumption is currently operating with 88% zero emissions, downstate is operating with 29% zero emissions.

POLITICO | Grid operator's report emphasizes new tech to reach climate goals

Jun. 10, 2020 | The New York Independent System Operator's annual “Power Trends” report, released on Wednesday, offers a glimpse of the steps it needs to take to ensure reliability in a completely decarbonized grid by 2040. NYISO President and CEO Rich Dewey said new technologies that can quickly ramp up electric generation will be needed to balance intermittent renewables to make sure the lights stay on.

E&E NEWS | Democrats want FERC officials meeting on carbon pricing

May. 19, 2020 | Six Senate Democrats called on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday to host a technical conference on the viability of incorporating a carbon price into the nation's electric markets.

E&E NEWS | 'Devil is in the details.' The fight for grid carbon pricing

May. 18, 2020 | Calls are growing for carbon pricing in the nation's regional power markets, and that's fueling concerns that such a move could derail states' efforts to expand renewables and curb emissions.

S&P GLOBAL | NYISO stands by renewable exemption limit proposal, urges swift FERC action

May. 14, 2020 | New York Independent System Operator defended its proposal for amending a narrowly tailored exemption for renewable resources under buyer-side market power mitigation rules imposed on the grid operator's capacity market.

WALL STREET JOURNAL | Pandemic Sparks Slump in Electricity Prices

May. 11, 2020 | International Energy Agency forecasts the biggest decline in electricity consumption since the Great Depression

S&P GLOBAL | Falling COVID-19 cases may signal beginning of the end for NYISO sequestation

May. 06, 2020 | The New York ISO will look to falling COVID-19 infection rates and guidance from the state to decide when to begin sending home employees who have been living on-site at two control centers for more than a month.

POWER MARKETS TODAY | FERC OKs NYISO proposal on short-term reliability

May. 04, 2020 | ERC last week issued an order approving a NYISO proposal to establish a short-term reliability process using quarterly short-term assessment of reliability (STAR)

POWER MARKETS TODAY | NYISO asks FERC to OK energy storage resource model

May. 01, 2020 | NYISO yesterday asked FERC to approve new rules for its energy storage resource (ESR) participation model, which will help integrate the resources in its energy...

CNN | New York City residents are consuming more energy at home since coronavirus - and waking up later, study says

Apr. 30, 2020 | New York City residents are waking up later and using more energy in the daytime since they were ordered to stay at home last month, data from the Earth Institute at Columbia University shows.

NEW YORK TIMES | The City That Never Sleeps is Waking Up Later

Apr. 30, 2020 | Some 400 special electric meters in New York apartments provide a shifting view of power use while people are stuck inside.

WASHINGTON POST | The Electric Rhythms of New York Shaped by COVID-19

Apr. 19, 2020 | The coronavirus is changing the tempo of New York and of cities and states across the country, and you can see it in the flows of electricity. At his post 150 miles up the Hudson, Jon Sawyer watches as a stay-at-home New York City stirs itself with each new dawn in this era of covid-19.


Apr. 10, 2020 | Perhaps it’s fitting that two decades ago, as a college student majoring in mechanical engineering, Emilie Nelson’s curriculum included such far-flung subjects as electronics, economics, history and women’s studies. Today, as executive vice president of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), she is overseeing a sea change in the energy industry that encapsulates all of those topics.

NEWSY | Video: Protecting the Power Grid From Covid-19

Apr. 07, 2020 | Energy workers sequestering at facilities to keep New York's power grid running, fight cyber attacks, and deal with industry financial challenges. Thirty-seven workers from the company that manages New York’s power grid have voluntarily left their families and homes to keep the state’s electricity flowing. They’re living in trailers and working 12-hour shifts in control rooms that get deep-cleaned to ward off the coronavirus. And there is no end date in sight for the isolated staff.

WALL STREET JOURNAL | New York Utility Workers Live at Job Site During Coronavirus Crisis

Apr. 05, 2020 | While the novel coronavirus outbreak has forced many New Yorkers to do their jobs from home, a small number of essential employees are doing the opposite: living at their worksite. Since March 23, operators of the state’s power grid have been camped out in parking lots adjacent to the plants and control rooms that must be staffed 24/7 to keep New York’s lights on.

ABC NEWS | To keep the lights on during COVID-19 emergency, power company workers sequester in the office

Apr. 02, 2020 | Think how much worse this coronavirus crisis would be if the power went out. That’s one of the reasons utility operators, the people who run your electricity service, are taking steps to sequester employees in offices, power stations, and control rooms to keep everything running.

TIMES UNION | Isolated from world and COVID-19, Capital Region-based energy grid workers keep power on

Apr. 01, 2020 | Countless people are working from home these days thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. For Jarrett O’Donnell, Jon Sawyer and 35 others, the equation is reversed and their workplace has become their temporary home.

NBC NEWS | Prepared for the worst, electrical grid workers isolate as coronavirus spreads

Mar. 31, 2020 | Just outside of Albany, New York, 37 electrical grid operators and support staffers are currently cut off from outside human contact, living two to a trailer, to make sure the state’s power stays on.

GREENTECH MEDIA | New York’s Coronavirus Threat Pushes Grid Operators to Work and Live in Isolation

Mar. 31, 2020 | As New York struggles with the country’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s grid operator has taken an extreme step that other parts of the country may have to consider in the weeks ahead: asking critical employees to live and work at the control centers that keep the power grid operating, unsure when they’ll be able to come home.

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