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New York ISO Overview
Rensselaer, NY
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) applies cutting-edge technology to operating a reliable electricity system, managing open markets for wholesale electricity, and planning for the Empire State's energy future.

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Mission: Our Mission is to serve the public interest and provide benefit to consumer by: Maintaining and enhancing regional reliability; Operating open, fair and competitive wholesale electricity market; Planning the power system for the future; and Providing factual information to ... Read more

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  • NYISO employees attending the RPI career fair today. We are looking for summer interns, summer/fall co-op and full time positions.

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New York ISO – Why Work For Us?

The NYISO is responsible for the reliable operation of New York’s nearly 11,000 miles of high-voltage transmission and the dispatch of more than 500 electric power generators. In addition, we administer bulk power markets that trade an average of $7.5 billion in electricity and related products annually. As a not-for-profit independent system operator, we are governed by a 10-member Board of Directors. Participants and stakeholders in New York’s electricity markets play a significant role in our unique shared governance system.

We employ more than 500 people and occupy two locations in New York's Capital Region. Given the technical complexity of our mission, over a quarter of the company’s staff are devoted to the development and support of information technology. We have a diverse and engaged workforce, and have been recognized as a top employer in the region.

Working At The NYISO

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) applies cutting-edge technology to operating a reliable electricity system, managing open markets for wholesale electricity, and planning for the Empire State's energy future. Our facilities are located near Albany - the Capital of New York State. Located along the scenic Hudson River and surrounded by the Adirondack and Catskill mountains, the Capital Region is home to more than 15 private and state colleges. NYISO promotes a safe and healthy work atmosphere with state-of-the-art facilities, comprehensive benefits and a range of extra-curricular activities.

The NYISO takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and innovative reward programs. The NYISO's benefits package for employees provides stability and promotes health and emotional well-being for our employees and their families.

Benefits available at no cost include:

  • 401(k) Option With Company Match & Employer Non-Elective Contributions
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Basic Long-Term Care
  • Employee Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program

We also offer optional benefits available at low or shared cost, including:

  • Medical Plans
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Additional Long-Term Care Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Group Term-Life Insurance
  • Supplement insurances like AFLAC and discounted Liberty Mutual Home & Car insurance

NYISO Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Bowling
  • Picnics
  • Skiing
  • Softball
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Community Service


  • Reliability
  • Markets
  • Planning
  • Authoritative Information

The NYISO's misison, in collaboration with its stakeholders, is to serve the public interest and provide benefit to consumers by:

  • Maintaning and enhancing regional reliability,
  • Planning the power system for the future, and
  • Operating open, fair and competitive wholesale electricity markets,
  • Providing factual information to policy makers, stakeholders and investors in the power system.

Strategic Planning

The NYISO’s five-year Strategic Plan, in combination with the annual Business Plan, provides the framework for fulfilling its mission.

Defining future success for the NYISO hinges on our ability to deliver on strategic objectives in close coordination with our Market Participants, stakeholders, policy makers and regulators.

The Strategic Plan reflects our effort to identify and prioritize those issues on which the NYISO must take a leadership role to achieve its objectives while reflecting the priorities of our stakeholders.

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    Full of very intelligent people.
    Challenging and friendly environment.
    If you want to learn, this is the place for you.
    Proactivity is greatly encouraged.
    Huge growth opportunities.


    You have to be really passionate about electricity. It's highly specialized, so if you are not that much into the field, you probably won't feel as comfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Setting expections and communicating are really important for teamwork. Also, offering growth opportunities help keep your team motivated! Make sure everyone is well aware of his/her possibilities.

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    Applied online, contacted by HR. phone screening was routine and pleasant. Asked the standard questions. Not too difficult. Would definitely apply again. Overall seems a pleasant and nice workplace. impressed

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New York ISO Awards & Accolades

  • Partner in Giving Award, United Way, 2016
  • Gold Award, United Way, 2016
  • Campaign of Distinction, United Way, 2016
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