NYISO CEO notes value of strategic transmission investment

New York Independent System Operator President and CEO Stephen G. Whitley told policy makers and industry representatives gathered at Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s New York Energy Highway Summit that the future of New York State’s transmission grid is at a crossroads and that there is an opportunity to make strategic, cost-effective investments that will provide numerous benefits for the state over the next several decades.

“We must decide if we simply replace aging facilities ‘as is’ and continue to operate the system within its current limits, or if we make cost-effective, incremental upgrades and additions to improve statewide reliability,” said Whitley.

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