Michael DeSocio

Director of Market Design
New York ISO
Michael DeSocio - NYSIO Headshot

Michael DeSocio has been involved in the design and operation of wholesale electricity markets at the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) for over 20 years. His tenure at the NYISO includes work in Market Operations, Market Design, Information Technology and Project Management.

Mr. DeSocio is currently responsible for the evolution of the NYISO wholesale electricity markets, improving market signals and incentives for attracting and retaining resources that support New York’s grid reliability needs and policy objectives. He also oversees the NYISO’s efforts with integrating emerging resource technologies, including storage, DER and hybrid resources, into New York’s wholesale markets.

Mr. DeSocio has led a diverse array of projects at the NYISO, including landmark changes to the NYISO’s capacity accreditation rules, improvements to energy market shortage pricing outcomes, enhancing interregional trade, and designing New York’s comprehensive day ahead and real-time energy markets.

Previously, Mr. DeSocio worked at Central Hudson Gas & Electric.

He earned a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

08 Nov
 - 13:15 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Stream 1 - Grids, Interconnection and Permitting
Interactive Roundtable

This roundtable session offers you the chance to network and seek answers to your queries around permitting, interconnection, available participation models, state programs and emerging solar states across a range of power markets.

Each roundtable will be moderated by representatives from each regional power market.

If you are interested in sponsoring, please get in touch with our Head of Sales USA, Dan White: dwhite@solarmedia.co.uk.

08 Nov
 - 10:10 Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Panel Discussion
  • Current progress on meeting net zero targets and decarbonization through clean energy
  • The impact of the Inflation Reduction Act on market design across regional power markets
  • Where are the growing opportunities for investors and developers in each power market?
  • How to make storage assets more financeable at the market design level
  • Is there a growing need for short duration ESS and LDES in wider grid resiliency?
  • How to bridge the gap between requests for LDES and the capital available for LDES projects?
  • Are capacity payments from grid operators on the horizon?

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