NYISO Announces FERC Commissioner Kelly and PSC Chairman Brown to Address "True Grid" Event.
Symposium and Technology Expo scheduled for May 8-9 in Albany, NY
RENSSELAER, N.Y. -- The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO NYISO New York Independent System Operator (operator of the New York electric power grid) ) announced today that Suedeen G. Kelly, a Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the United States federal agency with jurisdiction over electricity sales, wholesale electric rates, hydroelectric licensing, natural gas pricing, and oil pipeline rates. (FERC FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FERC FEMA Emergency Response Capability ), and Garry A. Brown, Chairman of the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC (Public Service Commission) Same as PUC. ) will be featured speakers at the May 8 session of its True Grid: Advanced Metering and New Technologies Symposium and Technology Expo.
Commissioner Kelly co-chairs the Smart Grid Collaborative recently created by FERC and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC NARUC National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners ) to convene a dialogue on facilitating the transition to an automated - or "smart" - grid. Chairman Brown is one of the state utility commissioners named by NARUC to serve on the joint federal-state initiative.
The "smart grid" would incorporate technologies providing more sophisticated metering, two-way communications systems, and other technical innovations. Such advances could improve energy conservation through demand response, facilitate storage of electricity, ease grid access for intermittent renewable resources, and enhance electric system reliability.
Commissioner Kelly has served as a member of the FERC since November 2003. Previously she was a Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was founded in 1889. It also offers multiple bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs in all areas of the arts, sciences, and engineering. School of Law, where she taught energy law, public utility regulation, administrative law, and legislative process. Prior to joining the faculty of the Law School, Ms. Kelly served as Chair of the New Mexico Public Service Commission, which regulated New Mexico's electric, gas and water utilities. Her other experience in the electricity industry includes serving as counsel to the California Independent System Operator in 2000. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester The University of Rochester (UR) is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian research university located in Rochester, New York. The university is one of 62 elected members of the Association of American Universities. and Cornell Law School The Cornell Law School was formally opened in 1887, but was moved to its present-day location at Myron Taylor Hall in 1937. The law school building, an ornate, Gothic structure, was the result of a donation by Myron Charles Taylor, a former CEO of US Steel, and a member of the Cornell .
Chairman Brown has nearly 30 years of energy sector experience. He sits on the board of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (NARUC) and on NARUC's Committee on Electricity. Mr. Brown serves on the NARUC-Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Smart Grid Collaborative. He has served as NYISO Vice President of External Affairs, Manager of Governmental and Market Relations for Sithe Energies Inc., and Senior Policy Analyst for the NYS Energy Office. He received his B.A. from State University College at Plattsburgh and his Masters of Public Administration from the Rockefeller School of Public Affairs at the State University of New York (body) State University of New York - (SUNY) The public university system of New York State, USA, with campuses throughout the state. at Albany.
The NYISO's True Grid Symposium and Technology Expo is a two-day event, scheduled for May 8-9 at the Empire State Plaza The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza (commonly known as simply the Empire State Plaza and less formally as The South Mall) is a complex of several state government buildings in downtown Albany, New York. Convention Center in Albany, NY.
The Symposium's May 8 session will provide perspectives from key state and federal government leaders and offer information on consumer interests, funding opportunities for new technologies, and implementation experiences. The second day of the Symposium will focus on technology and the future evolution of the grid. On both days, the Technology Expo will showcase a wide array of advanced metering, demand-response, and resource management technologies and services.
There is no registration fee for attendees, but advance registration is required. To register or find more information on the event, please visit the NYISO "True Grid" webpage: http://www.nyiso.com/public/company/truegrid.jsp
The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) - www.nyiso.com - is a not-for-profit corporation that began operations in 1999. The NYISO operates New York's bulk electricity grid, administers the state's wholesale electricity markets, and performs comprehensive reliability planning for the state's bulk electricity system.