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NEW YORK TIMES | How NYC Gets Its Electricity

Feb. 10, 2017 | When you turn on a light or charge your phone, the electricity coming from the outlet may well have traveled hundreds of miles across the power grid that blankets most of North America — the world’s largest machine, and one of its most eccentric.


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PRESS RELEASE | NYISO Names Ave M. Bie as Board Chair

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) Board of Directors today announced that Ave M. Bie has been named Chair of the Board of Directors. Ms. Bie takes over the role from Mr. Michael Bemis whose term concludes… READ MORE

PRESS RELEASE | NYISO Names Mark Lynch to Board of Directors

Feb. 21, 2018 | Former NYISO President and CEO and energy industry veteran Mark Lynch has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors, beginning in April 2018. READ MORE

UTILITY DIVE | FERC order opens ‘floodgates’ for energy storage in wholesale markets

Feb. 20, 2018 | The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week unanimously approved an order that could prove to be a landmark in the development of energy storage. READ MORE

RTO INSIDER | NY Task Force Debates Carbon Pricing Models

Feb. 14, 2018 | The NYISO and the Department of Public Service created a joint task force to study how to integrate the social cost of carbon into the state’s energy policies. READ MORE

S&P GLOBAL | January NYISO coal/oil generation shot up 202% on extreme cold

Feb. 8, 2018 | According to NYISO data, coal/oil generation in New York State shot up 202.4% year on year in January, as nuclear generation remained the lead fuel source with a 16.2% year-on-year increase. READ MORE

RTO INSIDER | ‘Transformation’ Focus of NYISO 5-Year Plan

Jan. 16, 2018 | NYISO’s new five-year strategy calls for the ISO to align its competitive markets with New York’s efforts to promote clean energy and the “wave of change” sweeping the power industry. READ MORE

PRESS RELEASE | NYISO Strategic Plan: Building Markets for the Future

Jan. 12, 2018 | With technology and rapid change transforming the energy industry and placing new demands on the electric grid, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) today released a multi-year strategic plan focused on addressing these… READ MORE

Bloomberg | America’s Power Grid Still Hangs Tough in the Face of Winter Wallop

Jan. 4, 2018 | The past week’s arctic freeze has already battered the U.S. power system, threatening fuel supplies from the Midwest to the Northeast. Now, with a one-two punch of heavy snow and bone-rattling cold on the… READ MORE

RTO INSIDER | New York Forges Ahead on Clean Energy

Jan. 1, 2018 | New York’s electricity policymakers were very busy in 2017, setting a U.S.-record offshore wind target, devising an outline for pricing carbon into wholesale markets and facing down legal challenges to efforts to rein in… READ MORE

UTILITY DIVE | Closing Indian Point nuclear plant will not hurt reliability, New York ISO says

Dec. 15, 2017 | The closure of Entergy's Indian Point nuclear facility will not threaten grid reliability, the New York ISO concluded in a report issued yesterday. The company announced in January that it would close the plant's… READ MORE