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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.

The NYSRC 2013-14 Biennial Report summarizes the NYSRC's formation, mission, organizational structure, functional responsibility, initiatives and continuing activities.

At its December 4, 2015 meeting, the Executive Committee of the New York State Reliability Council set the New York Control Area (NYCA) IRM requirement for the May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017 Capability Year at 17.5%. This decision was based on the NYSRC study, “New York Control Area Installed Capacity Requirement for the Period May 2016 to April 2017.” The study report can be found at NYSRC NYCA ICR Reports.

Latest Rule Postings

Draft Reliability Rules Posted for Review and Comment:

  • PRR#130-16-04
    Revision of Reliability Rule C.1,
    Establishing Operating Transfer
    Normal Process Review
    Posted on April 15, 2016
    Comments Due on May 31, 2016


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  • Notice Regarding the Selecion of Certain Members of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF the NEW YORK STATE RELIABILITY COUNCIL for a two year Term beginning on August 1, 2015

  • On April 11, 2013, the NYSRC Executive Committee adopted a Rules Enhancement Plan (REP) with the objective of reformatting the existing NYSRC Reliability Rules and supporting elements, including compliance elements. The new Reliability Rules and Compliance Manual (RR&C Manual) was published on January 1, 2015. The RR&C Manual replaces both the previous NYSRC Reliability Rules Manual and NYSRC Compliance Template Manual.

  • 2016 Executive Committee and Subcommittee Meeting Schedule

Schedule of Upcoming Meetings

Executive Committee
June 10, 2016, Albany Country Club, 9:30 a.m.

Reliability Compliance Monitoring Subcommittee
June 2, 2016, NYSERDA
17 Columbia Circle, Albany, 9:30 a.m.

Reliability Rules Subcommittee
June 2, 2016, NYSERDA
17 Columbia Circle, Albany, 9:30 a.m.

Installed Capacity Subcommittee
June 1, 2016, NYISO Krey Corporate Center (KCC), Rensselaer, 10 a.m.

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