State should invest in upgrades to NYISO transmission system
Whether it’s motor vehicles, crude oil or computer data, the only way to ensure traffic moves swiftly is with an adequate infrastructure.
The same goes for electricity. When aging transmission lines begin fraying, output slows. And power outages don’t serve anyone’s interest.
This is a concern for the New York Independent System Operator, Albany, a nonprofit that operates the state’s high-voltage transmission network. NYISO oversees a wholesale electricity market, and utilities across the state buy their energy supply through this market.
Richard Dewey, NYISO’s executive vice president, sat down with members of the Watertown Daily Times editorial board last week. He said the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has used subsidies to benefit energy projects using solar and wind.