Episode 2 of "Power Trends" Podcast Released

Clean Energy, Climate Change, and Creating a Culture of Evolution

RENSSELAER, NY (08/27/2019) (readMedia)-- Building off the successful July launch of the New York Independent System Operator's (NYISO) podcast, "Power Trends," the NYISO today unveiled the second episode in the ongoing series. The episode, "Clean Energy, Climate Change, and Creating a Culture of Evolution," includes an interview with NYISO's newly-installed Executive Vice President, Emilie Nelson.

In this episode, Nelson traces her deep roots in the energy industry while describing ongoing projects and her new role in the organization. Highlights include:

  • Nelson's stance on what makes a good leader
  • NYISO's role in maintaining reliability in the context of aggressive new state energy goals
  • The Women in NYISO (WIN) initiative
  • The leadership role NYISO staff and stakeholders have taken in adopting new market rules to better integrate Distributed Energy Resources and storage into the wholesale electricity markets

In a 15-minute conversation with Kevin Lanahan, the NYISO's Vice President of External Affairs & Corporate Communications, the pair discusses the fundamental shift occurring at ISOs and RTOs across the country. This shift includes the increasing role of renewables in the generation mix and what that means for grid operators and keeping the lights on.

"When you're thinking about the future that we are now preparing for, where you're trying to transition from what's been a centralized model and pulling in more distributed resources, we still want to make sure that the operators have what they need to maintain bulk power system reliability," said Nelson. "The job is getting more complex, and that challenge is something that I think our organization is positioned well to address."

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Listen to Episode Two: Clean Energy, Climate Change, and Creating a Culture of Evolution.

About the New York ISO

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for operating the state's bulk electricity grid, administering New York's competitive wholesale electricity markets, conducting comprehensive long-term planning for the state's electric power system, and advancing the technological infrastructure of the electric system serving the Empire State.