Zachary T. Smith is the Manager of Capacity Market Design for the NYISO, responsible for the continued evolution of New York’s $2.5 billion wholesale capacity market. Zach and his team work collaboratively with market participants advancing capacity market rules that improve overall wholesale market efficiency, including market models that expand to market to new resources.
Zach has significant market operations experience on both the energy and capacity markets, having joined the NYISO in 2009. Zach has worked on multiple market initiatives, including Market-to-Market (M2M) coordination with PJM, development of the Distributed Energy Resource, Energy Storage Resource, and Behind-the-Meter: Net Generation programs, implementation of the Lower Hudson Valley Capacity zone, and the Locality Capacity Exports initiative.
Zach holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering and Management Science from Union College, NY.