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Stephen G. Whitley

President and Chief Executive OfficerNYISO

Stephen G. Whitley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), is a veteran of the energy industry with extensive experience in bulk power system planning and operations. Before he joined the NYISO in 2008, Mr. Whitley served for seven years as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ISO New England (ISO-NE). Prior to his tenure at ISO-NE, he completed a 30-year career with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).Mr. Whitley chairs the Independent System Operator/Regional Transmission Organization Council (IRC), which represents the 10 ISO/RTOs in North America. He also chairs the Executive Committee of the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC), which is comprised of 26 energy-planning authorities from the United States and Canada. Mr. Whitley is a retired Colonel in the U. S. Army Reserve. His three decades of service included active duty in Operation Desert Storm.

True Grid

NYISO President & CEO Stephen G. Whitley will discuss the ways smart grid technology can enhance the visibility and situational awareness of grid operations and strengthen the reliability, security, and efficiency of the electric system. His presentation will include a look at the NYISO’s Smart Grid Investment Grant project to deploy phasor measurement units and capacitor banks.