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About New York State Reliability Council

The New York State Reliability Council, L.L.C. ("NYSRC") is a not-for-profit entity, organized as a Delaware limited liability company, whose mission is to promote and preserve the reliability of electric service on the New York State Power System by developing, maintaining, and, from time-to-time, updating the Reliability Rules which shall be complied with by the New York Independent System Operator ("NYISO") and all entities engaging in electric transmission, ancillary services, energy and power transactions on the New York State Power System. The NYSRC shall carry out its mission with no intent to advantage or disadvantage any Market Participant's commercial interests.

The NYSRC's mission also includes monitoring compliance with the Reliability Rules by working in consultation with the NYISO to assure compliance, including when necessary, seeking compliance through the dispute resolution procedure contained in the ISO/NYSRC Agreement, and taking such other actions which may be necessary to carry out the purpose of the NYSRC Agreement.

The NYSRC is governed by the NYSRC Executive Committee comprised of thirteen (13) members consisting of representatives from the six (6) current Transmission Owners - Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Long Island Power Authority, National Grid, USA, New York State Electric & Gas Corporation/Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation, and the Power Authority of the State of New York; one (1) representative of the Wholesale Sellers sector - Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc.; one (1) representative of the Large Consumers sector - Multiple Intervenors; one (1) representative of the Municipals and Electric Cooperatives sector- New York Municipal Power Agency; and four (4) members not affiliated with any Market Participants.

At its December 4, 2020 meeting, the Executive Committee of the New York State Reliability Council set the New York Control Area (NYCA) Installed Reserve Margin (IRM) requirement for the May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022 Capability Year at 20.7%. This decision was based on the NYSRC study, “New York Control Area Installed Capacity Requirement for the Period May 2021 to April 2022.” The study report can be found at NYSRC NYCA ICR Reports.

Latest Rule Postings

Draft Reliability Rules Posted for Review and Comment:

There are no reliability rules posted for review and comment at this time.

Approved New Rules:

There are no new approved reliability rules at this time


To view all rule postings click here.


  • Notice of Postponement of the December 2021 Executive Committee Meeting
    The NYSRC Executive Committee Meeting originally scheduled for December 3, 2021 has been postponed to December 10, 2021 in order to allow for additional analysis in support of the 2022-2023 IRM Technical Report.  Recently the NYSRC was made aware of a change to the schedule for an outage of a facility which potentially constitutes a material change as provided for in NYSRC Policy 5.

  • NYSRC Ececutive Committee Establishes Goals for 2022
    To iimplement its mission of promoting and preserving the reliability of electric service on the New York State Power System, on November 10, 2021, the NYSRC Executive Committee approved Goals for 2022 which can be found here.

  • 2022 Meetings Schedule Posted
    The NYSRC announces its proposed 2022 meetings schedule and meetings locations.  The schedule can be found here.  Contact Herb Schrayshuen -- herb@poweradvisorsllc.com for further information.

  • On August 2, 2021, representatives of the NYSRC made a presentation on the "Reliability Challenges in Meeting Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) Requirements" to the New York State Climate Action Council (CAC) regarding power system reliability considerations that should be taken into account as the CAC considers its proposed plans to achieve New York State Climate Action Goals under New York's CLCPA.  The presentation may be found here.

  • Availability of the NYSRC DER and Decarbonization Monthly Report
    For industry use, the monthly status report of the industry (New York and beyond) activities related to Decarbonization and Distributed Energy Resources (DER) is available at this link.

  • On March 29, 2021, the NYSRC filed comments with the New York State Legislature regarding proposed legislation relating to retirement of peaking generating units in New York.  The comments may be found here.


Schedule of Upcoming Meetings

Executive Committee
December 10, 2021  9:30AM Call in instructions to be provided -- contact herb@poweradvisorsllc.com

Reliability Compliance Monitoring Subcommittee November 30, 2021 Teleconference, 10AM

Reliability Rules Subcommittee
November 30, 2021 Teleconference, 10AM

Installed Capacity Subcommittee
December 3, 2021, Teleconference, 10AM

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