Michael DeSocio

Senior Manager - Market Design
New York Independent System Operator

Michael DeSocio has been involved in the design and operation of wholesale electricity markets at the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) for nearly 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 distributed energy and storage resources into New York’s wholesale markets. Additionally, Mr. DeSocio is leading the carbon pricing inititative that could help harmonize New York’s clean energy policy objectives and competitive wholesale markets.

Mr. DeSocio has been involved in a diverse array of projects at the NYISO, including the integrating renewable technologies into the marketplace, working with emerging storage and generation technologies, enhancing interregional trade, minimizing regional congestion, and improving overall wholesale market efficiency.

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

He earned a Masters 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.