Celebrating 15 years Of Regional Transmission Services

MISO 15 years logo

Fifteen years ago, the forward-thinking owners of a handful of Midwestern transmission companies had the idea for an independent entity to oversee the flow of electricity on the power grid. Their simple vision of allowing equal access to the transmission system while ensuring reliability forever changed the way the energy industry operates.

Through the collaborative efforts of a diverse group of industry participants – including transmission owners, energy providers, regulators, and environmental and consumer advocates – MISO became the first regional transmission organization (RTO) approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to earn the tremendous responsibility for providing equal and unbiased access to the reliable delivery of least-cost energy to its members and their customers.

Today, MISO manages more than 65,800 miles of transmission lines across 15 states and the Canadian Province of Manitoba and operates energy markets, clearing billions of dollars each month. What started as an incredible ambition now generates between $2.1 billion and $3.1 billion in annual regional benefits, and we couldn’t be more proud.

STEVE KOZEY

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY

1992

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October 24, 1992

Energy Policy Act of 1992

President Bush signs the Energy Policy Act of 1992, which facilitates the implementation of the National Energy Strategy. Source, Department of Energy.

President Bush signs the Energy Policy Act of 1992, which facilitates the implementation of the National Energy Strategy. Source, Department of Energy.

President Bush signs the Energy Policy Act of 1992, which facilitates the implementation of the National Energy Strategy. Source, Department of Energy.

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1996

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April 24, 1996

FERC Orders 888 and 889

Through Order 888, FERC issues its “open access” rule where transmission service is shared across the grid and electricity suppliers gain equal access to the electricity market.

In Order 889 reaffirms Order 888 by mandating the establishment of a system through which certain types of information would be made available to all transmission customers. The Open Access Same-time Information System or “OASIS” is still in use today.

Through Order 888, FERC issues its “open access” rule where transmission service is shared across the grid and electricity suppliers gain equal access to the electricity market. In Order 889 reaffirms Order 888 by mandating the establishment of a system through which certain types of information would be made available to all transmission customers. The […]

Through Order 888, FERC issues its “open access” rule where transmission service is shared across the grid and electricity suppliers gain equal access to the electricity market.

In Order 889 reaffirms Order 888 by mandating the establishment of a system through which certain types of information would be made available to all transmission customers. The Open Access Same-time Information System or “OASIS” is still in use today.

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1998

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September 16, 1998

MISO Receives ISO Approval

FERC approved MISO as the first non-power pool and non-legislatively mandated Independent System Operator. Voluntary members included: The Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company, Commonwealth Edison Company, Commonwealth Edison Company of Indiana, Illinois Power Company, PSI Energy, Inc., Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Union Electric Company, Central Illinois Public Service Company, Louisville Gas & Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.

FERC approved MISO as the first non-power pool and non-legislatively mandated Independent System Operator. Voluntary members included: The Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company, Commonwealth Edison Company, Commonwealth Edison Company of Indiana, Illinois Power Company, PSI Energy, Inc., Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Union Electric Company, Central Illinois Public Service Company, Louisville Gas & Electric Company and […]

FERC approved MISO as the first non-power pool and non-legislatively mandated Independent System Operator. Voluntary members included: The Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company, Commonwealth Edison Company, Commonwealth Edison Company of Indiana, Illinois Power Company, PSI Energy, Inc., Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Union Electric Company, Central Illinois Public Service Company, Louisville Gas & Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.

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1999

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January 1, 1999

Karl Zobrist becomes MISO’s Interim President/Caretaker and James H. Young, Jr. and Paul E. Hanaway are elected to MISO’s first Board of Directors.

Karl Zobrist becomes MISO’s Interim President/Caretaker and James H. Young, Jr. and Paul E. Hanaway are elected to MISO’s first Board of Directors.

Karl Zobrist becomes MISO’s Interim President/Caretaker and James H. Young, Jr. and Paul E. Hanaway are elected to MISO’s first Board of Directors.

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1999

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August 1, 1999

Matthew C. Cordaro becomes President & CEO of MISO. William P. Vititoe and Donald L. Stokley are elected to MISO’s Board of Directors.

Matthew C. Cordaro becomes President & CEO of MISO. William P. Vititoe and Donald L. Stokley are elected to MISO’s Board of Directors.

Matthew C. Cordaro becomes President & CEO of MISO. William P. Vititoe and Donald L. Stokley are elected to MISO’s Board of Directors.

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1999

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October 21, 1999

Northern States Power Company and Northern States Power Company (Wisconsin) join MISO as Transmission Owning members.

Northern States Power Company and Northern States Power Company (Wisconsin) join MISO as Transmission Owning members.

Northern States Power Company and Northern States Power Company (Wisconsin) join MISO as Transmission Owning members.

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1999

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December 20, 1999

FERC Order 2000 - Regional Transmission Organizations are born

In Order 2000, FERC suggests that all public utilities that own, operate, or control interstate electric transmission should form, or join, a Regional Transmission Organization by Dec. 15, 2001.

In Order 2000, FERC suggests that all public utilities that own, operate, or control interstate electric transmission should form, or join, a Regional Transmission Organization by Dec. 15, 2001.

In Order 2000, FERC suggests that all public utilities that own, operate, or control interstate electric transmission should form, or join, a Regional Transmission Organization by Dec. 15, 2001.

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2000

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January 4, 2000

First Employee Hired

Together, the leadership team and the board of directors worked to solidify MISO’s business plans and secure start-up funds. MISO hired its first employee, Anastasia Sauer, on January 4, 2000, and hired 72 more employees over the course of the following two years.

Together, the leadership team and the board of directors worked to solidify MISO’s business plans and secure start-up funds. MISO hired its first employee, Anastasia Sauer, on January 4, 2000, and hired 72 more employees over the course of the following two years.

Together, the leadership team and the board of directors worked to solidify MISO’s business plans and secure start-up funds. MISO hired its first employee, Anastasia Sauer, on January 4, 2000, and hired 72 more employees over the course of the following two years.

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2000

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April 28, 2000

MAPPCOR members vote unanimously to sell MAPPCOR’s assets to MISO.

MAPPCOR members vote unanimously to sell MAPPCOR’s assets to MISO.

2000

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May 1, 2000

MISO breaks ground on new control center in Carmel, Indiana at 701 City Center Drive.

MISO breaks ground on new control center in Carmel, Indiana at 701 City Center Drive.

2000

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July 27, 2000

American Transmission Company, LLC joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

American Transmission Company, LLC joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

2000

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October 13, 2000

Winds of Change

During the autumn of 2000, the winds in the Midwest started to blow in a different direction. As MISO worked to ready itself to comply with Order 2000, some of its members contemplated an alternative compliance approach through a for-profit company called Alliance Transco. The “Alliance” as it came to be known, filed its business […]

During the autumn of 2000, the winds in the Midwest started to blow in a different direction. As MISO worked to ready itself to comply with Order 2000, some of its members contemplated an alternative compliance approach through a for-profit company called Alliance Transco. The “Alliance” as it came to be known, filed its business plan to become the Midwest’s first RTO on Aug. 27, 2000. This filing set into motion, a wave of withdrawal requests from MISO members, beginning with Illinois Power, Ameren and Commonwealth Edison. This prompted months of settlement procedures that resulted in the Inter-RTO Cooperation Agreement (IRCA) between MISO, Alliance Companies and certain Transmission Owners in MISO. With MISO’s largest members on the brink of departure, smaller member companies started to feel the pressure.

Dynegy, Inc., on behalf of Illinois Power files a withdrawal notice with FERC. Ameren Corporation and Commonwealth Edison follow suite soon after.

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During the autumn of 2000, the winds in the Midwest started to blow in a different direction. As MISO worked to ready itself to comply with Order 2000, some of its members contemplated an alternative compliance approach through a for-profit company called Alliance Transco. The “Alliance” as it came to be known, filed its business […]

During the autumn of 2000, the winds in the Midwest started to blow in a different direction. As MISO worked to ready itself to comply with Order 2000, some of its members contemplated an alternative compliance approach through a for-profit company called Alliance Transco. The “Alliance” as it came to be known, filed its business plan to become the Midwest’s first RTO on Aug. 27, 2000. This filing set into motion, a wave of withdrawal requests from MISO members, beginning with Illinois Power, Ameren and Commonwealth Edison. This prompted months of settlement procedures that resulted in the Inter-RTO Cooperation Agreement (IRCA) between MISO, Alliance Companies and certain Transmission Owners in MISO. With MISO’s largest members on the brink of departure, smaller member companies started to feel the pressure.

Dynegy, Inc., on behalf of Illinois Power files a withdrawal notice with FERC. Ameren Corporation and Commonwealth Edison follow suite soon after.

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2000

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October 19, 2000

Northwestern Wisconsin Electric Company joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

Northwestern Wisconsin Electric Company joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

2000

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December 13, 2000

James P. Torgersen replaces Matthew Cordaro as MISO President and CEO. Members elect William O. Albertini, David DeRosa and J. Clifford Dodd to MISO Board of Directors.

James P. Torgersen replaces Matthew Cordaro as MISO President and CEO. Members elect William O. Albertini, David DeRosa and J. Clifford Dodd to MISO Board of Directors.

James P. Torgersen replaces Matthew Cordaro as MISO President and CEO. Members elect William O. Albertini, David DeRosa and J. Clifford Dodd to MISO Board of Directors.

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2001

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January 16, 2001

MISO files plans to form RTO and comply with FERC Order 2000.

MISO files plans to form RTO and comply with FERC Order 2000.

2001

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February 28, 2001

701 Center City Drive

MISO operationalizes the Control Center at its headquarters in Carmel, Ind. Shortly thereafter, MISO employees move into the new building at 701 City Center Drive.

MISO operationalizes the Control Center at its headquarters in Carmel, Ind. Shortly thereafter, MISO employees move into the new building at 701 City Center Drive.

MISO operationalizes the Control Center at its headquarters in Carmel, Ind. Shortly thereafter, MISO employees move into the new building at 701 City Center Drive.

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2001

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March 15, 2001

Otter Tail Power Company joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

Otter Tail Power Company joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

2001

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May 8, 2001

Commission grants approval for Illinois Power, Ameren Corporation and Commonwealth Edison to withdraw from MISO and join Alliance Companies.

Commission grants approval for Illinois Power, Ameren Corporation and Commonwealth Edison to withdraw from MISO and join Alliance Companies.

Commission grants approval for Illinois Power, Ameren Corporation and Commonwealth Edison to withdraw from MISO and join Alliance Companies.

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2001

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June 21, 2001

Indianapolis Power and Light Company joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

Indianapolis Power and Light Company joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

2001

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July 19, 2001

ALLETE, Inc. (for its operating divisions Minnesota Power, Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Superior Water, Light and Power Company), City of Springfield, Illinois-Office of Public Utilities, Indiana Municipal Power Agency and Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. join MISO as a Transmission Owning members.

ALLETE, Inc. (for its operating divisions Minnesota Power, Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Superior Water, Light and Power Company), City of Springfield, Illinois-Office of Public Utilities, Indiana Municipal Power Agency and Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. join MISO as a Transmission Owning members.

ALLETE, Inc. (for its operating divisions Minnesota Power, Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Superior Water, Light and Power Company), City of Springfield, Illinois-Office of Public Utilities, Indiana Municipal Power Agency and Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. join MISO as a Transmission Owning members.

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2001

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December 1, 2001

Members elect T. Graham Edwards to MISO’s Board of Directors.

Members elect T. Graham Edwards to MISO’s Board of Directors.

2001

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December 15, 2001

A Dream Becomes Reality

MISO began reliability coordination and initiated procedures for regional planning, generation interconnection, maintenance coordination, market monitoring and dispute resolution for 73,000 miles of transmission lines carrying 81,000 MWs of power. History is made December 20, 2001, when MISO becomes the nation’s first FERC-approved RTO.

MISO began reliability coordination and initiated procedures for regional planning, generation interconnection, maintenance coordination, market monitoring and dispute resolution for 73,000 miles of transmission lines carrying 81,000 MWs of power. History is made December 20, 2001, when MISO becomes the nation’s first FERC-approved RTO.

MISO began reliability coordination and initiated procedures for regional planning, generation interconnection, maintenance coordination, market monitoring and dispute resolution for 73,000 miles of transmission lines carrying 81,000 MWs of power. History is made December 20, 2001, when MISO becomes the nation’s first FERC-approved RTO.

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2001

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December 20, 2001

FERC grants RTO status to MISO in RTO1-87-000.

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FERC grants RTO status to MISO in RTO1-87-000. Read More

FERC grants RTO status to MISO in RTO1-87-000.

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2002

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February 1, 2002

FERC accepts MISO’s Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), allowing MISO to also provide regional transmission services and eliminate pancaked rates.

FERC accepts MISO’s Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), allowing MISO to also provide regional transmission services and eliminate pancaked rates.

FERC accepts MISO’s Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), allowing MISO to also provide regional transmission services and eliminate pancaked rates.

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2002

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February 1, 2002

Ameren Missouri, Duke Energy Indiana, LLC, Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., Southern Illinois Power Cooperative, Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Company, (Vectren) and Wabash Valley Power Association, Inc. join MISO as Transmission Owning members.

Ameren Missouri, Duke Energy Indiana, LLC, Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., Southern Illinois Power Cooperative, Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Company, (Vectren) and Wabash Valley Power Association, Inc. join MISO as Transmission Owning members.

Ameren Missouri, Duke Energy Indiana, LLC, Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., Southern Illinois Power Cooperative, Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Company, (Vectren) and Wabash Valley Power Association, Inc. join MISO as Transmission Owning members.

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2002

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March 21, 2002

Michigan Electric Transmission Company LLC (METC) joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

Michigan Electric Transmission Company LLC (METC) joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

2003

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June 1, 2003

MISO’s Board of Directors approves MTEP03

MISO’s Board of Directors approves MTEP03 – the first Midwest Transmission Expansion Plan. MTEP03 called for a groundbreaking $1.3 billion in new and upgraded transmission system facilities. Approximately 1,752 miles of transmission recommended in MTEP03 are in-service today.

MISO’s Board of Directors approves MTEP03 – the first Midwest Transmission Expansion Plan. MTEP03 called for a groundbreaking $1.3 billion in new and upgraded transmission system facilities. Approximately 1,752 miles of transmission recommended in MTEP03 are in-service today.

MISO’s Board of Directors approves MTEP03 – the first Midwest Transmission Expansion Plan. MTEP03 called for a groundbreaking $1.3 billion in new and upgraded transmission system facilities. Approximately 1,752 miles of transmission recommended in MTEP03 are in-service today.

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2003

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August 14, 2003

Shortly after 2 p.m. Eastern on August 14, 2003, three transmission lines in Northern Ohio sagged into untrimmed trees, tripped out of service and triggered a massive blackout across North America. Within seconds, power outages occurred across several cities in the U.S. and Canada. The blackout affected more than 50 million people and had an […]

Shortly after 2 p.m. Eastern on August 14, 2003, three transmission lines in Northern Ohio sagged into untrimmed trees, tripped out of service and triggered a massive blackout across North America. Within seconds, power outages occurred across several cities in the U.S. and Canada. The blackout affected more than 50 million people and had an economic impact of $6 billion. Some 63 GW of load was interrupted, which equates to approximately 11% of the total load served in the Eastern Interconnection (most of the country east of the Mississippi River).

In the months following the blackout, MISO accelerated its reliability tool implementation schedule. Before the end of the 2003, MISO had added 15,000 to its State Estimator, began monitoring and additional 2017 flowgates, implemented an alarming system for all real-time voltages and MW flows on transmission lines greater than 100kV. While these enhancements took place behind the scenes, the updates to the displays and increased staffing in the control room were easy to see.

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Shortly after 2 p.m. Eastern on August 14, 2003, three transmission lines in Northern Ohio sagged into untrimmed trees, tripped out of service and triggered a massive blackout across North America. Within seconds, power outages occurred across several cities in the U.S. and Canada. The blackout affected more than 50 million people and had an […]

Shortly after 2 p.m. Eastern on August 14, 2003, three transmission lines in Northern Ohio sagged into untrimmed trees, tripped out of service and triggered a massive blackout across North America. Within seconds, power outages occurred across several cities in the U.S. and Canada. The blackout affected more than 50 million people and had an economic impact of $6 billion. Some 63 GW of load was interrupted, which equates to approximately 11% of the total load served in the Eastern Interconnection (most of the country east of the Mississippi River).

In the months following the blackout, MISO accelerated its reliability tool implementation schedule. Before the end of the 2003, MISO had added 15,000 to its State Estimator, began monitoring and additional 2017 flowgates, implemented an alarming system for all real-time voltages and MW flows on transmission lines greater than 100kV. While these enhancements took place behind the scenes, the updates to the displays and increased staffing in the control room were easy to see.

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2003

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October 1, 2003

FirstEnergy and NIPSCO join MISO as Transmission Owning Members.

FirstEnergy and NIPSCO join MISO as Transmission Owning Members.

2003

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November 20, 2003

Michigan Public Power Agency joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

Michigan Public Power Agency joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

2003

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December 31, 2003

MISO and PJM execute and file a Joint Operating Agreement with FERC. This landmark agreement dramatically improves real-time communications and increases the exchange of data between RTOs.

MISO fully implements its State Estimator. This state-of-the-art computer model and the largest of its kind, provides operators with a real-time view of every transmission lines over 100kV and all generating units in the region.

MISO and PJM execute and file a Joint Operating Agreement with FERC. This landmark agreement dramatically improves real-time communications and increases the exchange of data between RTOs. MISO fully implements its State Estimator. This state-of-the-art computer model and the largest of its kind, provides operators with a real-time view of every transmission lines over 100kV […]

MISO and PJM execute and file a Joint Operating Agreement with FERC. This landmark agreement dramatically improves real-time communications and increases the exchange of data between RTOs.

MISO fully implements its State Estimator. This state-of-the-art computer model and the largest of its kind, provides operators with a real-time view of every transmission lines over 100kV and all generating units in the region.

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2004

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January 1, 2004

Energy Market trials commence.

Energy Market trials commence.

2004

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May 3, 2004

Ameren joins MISO as a Transmission Owning Member.

Ameren joins MISO as a Transmission Owning Member.

2004

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May 20, 2004

City of Columbia, Missouri joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

City of Columbia, Missouri joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

2004

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May 24, 2004

MISO, PJM and TVA enter into a data exchange agreement to strengthen coordination and improve reliability.

MISO, PJM and TVA enter into a data exchange agreement to strengthen coordination and improve reliability.

MISO, PJM and TVA enter into a data exchange agreement to strengthen coordination and improve reliability.

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2004

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August 6, 2004

FERC conditionally accepts MISO’s Open Access Transmission and Energy Markets Tariff and directs MISO to implement safeguards to ensure additional projection for wholesale customers during its transition to a fully functioning energy market in 2005.

FERC conditionally accepts MISO’s Open Access Transmission and Energy Markets Tariff and directs MISO to implement safeguards to ensure additional projection for wholesale customers during its transition to a fully functioning energy market in 2005.

FERC conditionally accepts MISO’s Open Access Transmission and Energy Markets Tariff and directs MISO to implement safeguards to ensure additional projection for wholesale customers during its transition to a fully functioning energy market in 2005.

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2004

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October 1, 2004

Ameren Illinois Company joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

Ameren Illinois Company joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

2004

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October 21, 2004

Great River Energy joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

Great River Energy joins MISO as a Transmission Owning member.

2005

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March 1, 2005

Judy Walsh, J. Michael Evans and Paul J. Feldman elected to MISO’s Board of Directors.

Judy Walsh, J. Michael Evans and Paul J. Feldman elected to MISO’s Board of Directors.

2005

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April 1, 2005

Midwest Energy Markets Established

The Makings of a Market While the latter half of 2003 and first part of 2004 were dedicated primarily to upgrading MISO’s infrastructure in response to the Blackout, more than 115 employees and over 150 consultants dedicated a combined 500,000 hours to compete a variety of trials and tests needed to ensure market readiness. MISO […]

The Makings of a Market

While the latter half of 2003 and first part of 2004 were dedicated primarily to upgrading MISO’s infrastructure in response to the Blackout, more than 115 employees and over 150 consultants dedicated a combined 500,000 hours to compete a variety of trials and tests needed to ensure market readiness. MISO members and Market Participants then embarked on a five month journey to train, test and implement one of the largest locational marginal pricing (LMP) -based energy markets in North America. An analysis conducted at FERC’s requested revealed that MISO’s Day-Ahead and Real-Time Energy markets would provide the region with $968 million in annual gross savings.

Day-Ahead Energy Market

The Day-Ahead Market serves as a “planning phase” for the next operating day. The outcome is an optimal set of unit commitment and hourly operating schedules for the following day. The Day-Ahead Market also calculates costs and allows buyers and sellers to lock in pricing prior to real time. This helps to ensure that adequate resources are scheduled to meet the next day’s anticipated demand.

Real-Time Energy Market

The Real-Time Energy Market balances energy supply with demand every five minutes at the least-possible cost while maintaining reliable system conditions; including reserve requirements, congestion management and accurate price signals.

Financial Transmission Rights Market

The FTR Market facilitates the allocation of Auction Revenue Rights and FTR auctions. FTRs act as financial hedging mechanisms for Load Serving Entities and other Market Participants against congestion charges in MISO’s Day-Ahead Market.

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The Makings of a Market While the latter half of 2003 and first part of 2004 were dedicated primarily to upgrading MISO’s infrastructure in response to the Blackout, more than 115 employees and over 150 consultants dedicated a combined 500,000 hours to compete a variety of trials and tests needed to ensure market readiness. MISO […]

The Makings of a Market

While the latter half of 2003 and first part of 2004 were dedicated primarily to upgrading MISO’s infrastructure in response to the Blackout, more than 115 employees and over 150 consultants dedicated a combined 500,000 hours to compete a variety of trials and tests needed to ensure market readiness. MISO members and Market Participants then embarked on a five month journey to train, test and implement one of the largest locational marginal pricing (LMP) -based energy markets in North America. An analysis conducted at FERC’s requested revealed that MISO’s Day-Ahead and Real-Time Energy markets would provide the region with $968 million in annual gross savings.

Day-Ahead Energy Market

The Day-Ahead Market serves as a “planning phase” for the next operating day. The outcome is an optimal set of unit commitment and hourly operating schedules for the following day. The Day-Ahead Market also calculates costs and allows buyers and sellers to lock in pricing prior to real time. This helps to ensure that adequate resources are scheduled to meet the next day’s anticipated demand.

Real-Time Energy Market

The Real-Time Energy Market balances energy supply with demand every five minutes at the least-possible cost while maintaining reliable system conditions; including reserve requirements, congestion management and accurate price signals.

Financial Transmission Rights Market

The FTR Market facilitates the allocation of Auction Revenue Rights and FTR auctions. FTRs act as financial hedging mechanisms for Load Serving Entities and other Market Participants against congestion charges in MISO’s Day-Ahead Market.

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2005

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April 22, 2005

MISO joins PJM and TVA in a Joint Reliability Coordination Agreement, establishing unprecedented coordinated grid management across a major portion of the United States.

MISO joins PJM and TVA in a Joint Reliability Coordination Agreement, establishing unprecedented coordinated grid management across a major portion of the United States.

MISO joins PJM and TVA in a Joint Reliability Coordination Agreement, establishing unprecedented coordinated grid management across a major portion of the United States.

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2005

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April 26, 2005

Members elect T. Graham Edwards to succeed James H. Young Jr. as chairman of the Board of Directors and William P. Vititoe to succeed Paul E. Hanaway as vice chairman.

Members elect T. Graham Edwards to succeed James H. Young Jr. as chairman of the Board of Directors and William P. Vititoe to succeed Paul E. Hanaway as vice chairman.

Members elect T. Graham Edwards to succeed James H. Young Jr. as chairman of the Board of Directors and William P. Vititoe to succeed Paul E. Hanaway as vice chairman.

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2005

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June 16, 2005

MISO Board of Directors approves MTEP05 comprising 615 planned or proposed new or upgraded transmission facility projects, representing $2.91 billion through 2009.

MISO Board of Directors approves MTEP05 comprising 615 planned or proposed new or upgraded transmission facility projects, representing $2.91 billion through 2009.

MISO Board of Directors approves MTEP05 comprising 615 planned or proposed new or upgraded transmission facility projects, representing $2.91 billion through 2009.

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2005

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July 25, 2005

MISO set a new peak: 126,488 MWs.

MISO set a new peak: 126,488 MWs.

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July 27, 2005

MISO set a new peak: 130,017 MWs.

MISO set a new peak: 130,017 MWs.

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August 2, 2005

MISO set a new peak: 131,188 MWs.

MISO set a new peak: 131,188 MWs.

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August 3, 2005

Power demand reaches an all-time peak of 131,434 MWs.

Power demand reaches an all-time peak of 131,434 MWs.

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August 9, 2005

St. Paul Control Room becomes operational with ribbon cutting ceremony.

St. Paul Control Room becomes operational with ribbon cutting ceremony.

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August 31, 2005

August 31, 2005

Northern Indiana Public Service Company becomes a Transmission Owning member.

Northern Indiana Public Service Company becomes a Transmission Owning member.

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September 1, 2005

First Annual Stakeholders’ Meeting brings together more than 200 stakeholders.

First Annual Stakeholders’ Meeting brings together more than 200 stakeholders.

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October 1, 2005

Safeguarding the Grid

MISO led the largest Power System Restoration drill to date with more than 700 participants. The footprint-wide drill took place over two days, simulating continually degrading system conditions and large-scale separation with surviving islands of generation and load within the affected areas.

MISO led the largest Power System Restoration drill to date with more than 700 participants. The footprint-wide drill took place over two days, simulating continually degrading system conditions and large-scale separation with surviving islands of generation and load within the affected areas.

MISO led the largest Power System Restoration drill to date with more than 700 participants. The footprint-wide drill took place over two days, simulating continually degrading system conditions and large-scale separation with surviving islands of generation and load within the affected areas.

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2005

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December 8, 2005

Members elect Shelley A. Longmuir and David R. Guzman to MISO’s Board of Directors.

Members elect Shelley A. Longmuir and David R. Guzman to MISO’s Board of Directors.

2006

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January 11, 2006

James Torgerson resigns from MISO, T. Graham Edwards begins service as interim President and CEO.

James Torgerson resigns from MISO, T. Graham Edwards begins service as interim President and CEO.

2006

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March 16, 2006

Board of Directors approves SMMPA as Transmission Owning member of MISO.

Board of Directors approves SMMPA as Transmission Owning member of MISO.

2006

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May 31, 2006

T. Graham Edwards is selected to serve as MISO CEO and President of the Board of Directors.

T. Graham Edwards is selected to serve as MISO CEO and President of the Board of Directors.

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July 31, 2006

Power demand reaches an all-time peak of 136,520 MWs

During the previous two weeks, from July 17-18, every U.S. ISO and RTO reach record power demands.

During the previous two weeks, from July 17-18, every U.S. ISO and RTO reach record power demands.

During the previous two weeks, from July 17-18, every U.S. ISO and RTO reach record power demands.

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2006

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December 14, 2006

MISO members elect Michael J. Curran and Eugene Zeltmann to MISO’s Board of Directors.

MISO members elect Michael J. Curran and Eugene Zeltmann to MISO’s Board of Directors.

2007

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January 1, 2007

The Midwest Contingency Reserve Sharing Group and MISO launch region-wide contingency reserve sharing.

The Midwest Contingency Reserve Sharing Group and MISO launch region-wide contingency reserve sharing.

The Midwest Contingency Reserve Sharing Group and MISO launch region-wide contingency reserve sharing.

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2007

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February 15, 2007

MISO files plans for Ancillary Services Market with FERC.

MISO files plans for Ancillary Services Market with FERC.

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March 20, 2007

MISO implements Adequate Ramp Capability (ARC) procedures, allowing operators access to more efficient generation to address short-term issues.

MISO implements Adequate Ramp Capability (ARC) procedures, allowing operators access to more efficient generation to address short-term issues.

MISO implements Adequate Ramp Capability (ARC) procedures, allowing operators access to more efficient generation to address short-term issues.

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2007

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May 10, 2007

MISO is recognized by NERC for Examples of Excellence in the following areas:

  • Using a dispatcher training simulator for multiple purposes
  • Establishing critical application and support system functionality, monitoring, and response activities
  • Developing custom tools that are independent of network applications
  • Developing an operational scorecard to review and improve reliability functions on a daily basis
  • Conducting power system restoration drills throughout the region
  • Performing voltage security analysis as an integral

MISO is recognized by NERC for Examples of Excellence in the following areas: Using a dispatcher training simulator for multiple purposes Establishing critical application and support system functionality, monitoring, and response activities Developing custom tools that are independent of network applications Developing an operational scorecard to review and improve reliability functions on a daily basis […]

MISO is recognized by NERC for Examples of Excellence in the following areas:

  • Using a dispatcher training simulator for multiple purposes
  • Establishing critical application and support system functionality, monitoring, and response activities
  • Developing custom tools that are independent of network applications
  • Developing an operational scorecard to review and improve reliability functions on a daily basis
  • Conducting power system restoration drills throughout the region
  • Performing voltage security analysis as an integral

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June 13, 2007

MISO recognized by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program

MISO recognized by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program for Innovation in Information Technology for developing the technology that allows MISO to generate dispatch signals for 1,500+ generators every five minutes based on highly-sophisticated algorithms that determine the optimal least cost power generation based on transmission and generation constraints.

MISO recognized by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program for Innovation in Information Technology for developing the technology that allows MISO to generate dispatch signals for 1,500+ generators every five minutes based on highly-sophisticated algorithms that determine the optimal least cost power generation based on transmission and generation constraints.

MISO recognized by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program for Innovation in Information Technology for developing the technology that allows MISO to generate dispatch signals for 1,500+ generators every five minutes based on highly-sophisticated algorithms that determine the optimal least cost power generation based on transmission and generation constraints.

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October 1, 2007

MISO presents results from the first Value Proposition Study

Almost a decade after initial formation discussions began; MISO embarked on a journey to quantify its value to MISO Members and Market Participants. In 2007, MISO’s first annual Value Proposition study revealed that the organization unlocked between $555 million and $850 million in annual benefits due to improved reliability, efficiency in dispatch and the pooling of contingency reserves. The study estimated expected savings to equal $4.6 billion to $6.9 billion in the following ten years. As it turns out, the number was much higher. For 2007 through 2015, the Value Proposition studies reveal between $12.2 billion and $16.8 billion in cumulative benefits to the MISO region.

Almost a decade after initial formation discussions began; MISO embarked on a journey to quantify its value to MISO Members and Market Participants. In 2007, MISO’s first annual Value Proposition study revealed that the organization unlocked between $555 million and $850 million in annual benefits due to improved reliability, efficiency in dispatch and the pooling […]

Almost a decade after initial formation discussions began; MISO embarked on a journey to quantify its value to MISO Members and Market Participants. In 2007, MISO’s first annual Value Proposition study revealed that the organization unlocked between $555 million and $850 million in annual benefits due to improved reliability, efficiency in dispatch and the pooling of contingency reserves. The study estimated expected savings to equal $4.6 billion to $6.9 billion in the following ten years. As it turns out, the number was much higher. For 2007 through 2015, the Value Proposition studies reveal between $12.2 billion and $16.8 billion in cumulative benefits to the MISO region.

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December 10, 2007

Vice President and Chief Information Officer Jim Schinski honored as one of Computerworld’s 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders.

Vice President and Chief Information Officer Jim Schinski honored as one of Computerworld’s 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders.

Vice President and Chief Information Officer Jim Schinski honored as one of Computerworld’s 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders.

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December 13, 2007

Members re-elect Judy Walsh, J. Michael Evans and Paul J. Feldman to new three-year terms.

Members re-elect Judy Walsh, J. Michael Evans and Paul J. Feldman to new three-year terms.

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December 21, 2007

MISO’s Board of Directors approves MTEP07, recommending 28 new transmission projects which, when combined with the expansions identified in MTEP06, totals $2.2 billion in approved projects through 2013. The plan also includes more than $800 million of investment placed into service in 2006 and 2007.

MISO’s Board of Directors approves MTEP07, recommending 28 new transmission projects which, when combined with the expansions identified in MTEP06, totals $2.2 billion in approved projects through 2013. The plan also includes more than $800 million of investment placed into service in 2006 and 2007.

MISO’s Board of Directors approves MTEP07, recommending 28 new transmission projects which, when combined with the expansions identified in MTEP06, totals $2.2 billion in approved projects through 2013. The plan also includes more than $800 million of investment placed into service in 2006 and 2007.

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January 24, 2008

MISO sets winter peak of 101,304 MWs.

MISO sets winter peak of 101,304 MWs.

2008

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February 27, 2008

FERC approves MISO’s Ancillary Services Markets Filing

Even though MISO received approval, MISO and its stakeholders decided to postpone the ASM launch to ensure member readiness.

Even though MISO received approval, MISO and its stakeholders decided to postpone the ASM launch to ensure member readiness.

Even though MISO received approval, MISO and its stakeholders decided to postpone the ASM launch to ensure member readiness.

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April 16, 2008

NERC certifies MISO as a Joint Registered Balancing Authority.

NERC certifies MISO as a Joint Registered Balancing Authority.

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June 18, 2008

MISO dedicates its 720 office building in honor of Paul E. Hanaway, a founding member of MISO’s Board of Directors.

MISO dedicates its 720 office building in honor of Paul E. Hanaway, a founding member of MISO’s Board of Directors.

MISO dedicates its 720 office building in honor of Paul E. Hanaway, a founding member of MISO’s Board of Directors.

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December 4, 2008

MTEP08 Approved

The Board of Directors approves MTEP08, recommending 332 new projects totaling a $2.4 billion investment in the transmission system. The projects, to be in service by 2015, include more than 1,900 miles of new transmission line construction. Since the inception of the MTEP process in 2003, the five MTEPs have recommended $6.2 billion in transmission projects; projects totaling $2.2 billion are already in service.

The Board of Directors approves MTEP08, recommending 332 new projects totaling a $2.4 billion investment in the transmission system. The projects, to be in service by 2015, include more than 1,900 miles of new transmission line construction. Since the inception of the MTEP process in 2003, the five MTEPs have recommended $6.2 billion in transmission […]

The Board of Directors approves MTEP08, recommending 332 new projects totaling a $2.4 billion investment in the transmission system. The projects, to be in service by 2015, include more than 1,900 miles of new transmission line construction. Since the inception of the MTEP process in 2003, the five MTEPs have recommended $6.2 billion in transmission projects; projects totaling $2.2 billion are already in service.

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December 8, 2008

Members re-elect Shelley Longmuir and elect Baljit “Bal” Dail to three-year terms on MISO’s Board of Directors.

Members re-elect Shelley Longmuir and elect Baljit “Bal” Dail to three-year terms on MISO’s Board of Directors.

Members re-elect Shelley Longmuir and elect Baljit “Bal” Dail to three-year terms on MISO’s Board of Directors.

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December 18, 2008

FERC approves MISO’s Energy and Operating Reserves Tariff.

FERC approves MISO’s Energy and Operating Reserves Tariff.

2008

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December 18, 2008

New winter peak of 103,254 MWs set at 6:32 p.m. ET.

New winter peak of 103,254 MWs set at 6:32 p.m. ET.

2009

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January 6, 2009

MISO Lauches Ancillary Services Market and becomes the Regions Balancing Authority

With the launch of the Ancillary Services Market (ASM), MISO also became the region’s Balancing Authority, instructing local balancing authorities on the operation of resources. Integration of ASM into market operations made possible the central dispatch of regulated reserves, spinning reserves and supplemental reserves based on bids and offers cleared.

With the launch of the Ancillary Services Market (ASM), MISO also became the region’s Balancing Authority, instructing local balancing authorities on the operation of resources. Integration of ASM into market operations made possible the central dispatch of regulated reserves, spinning reserves and supplemental reserves based on bids and offers cleared.

With the launch of the Ancillary Services Market (ASM), MISO also became the region’s Balancing Authority, instructing local balancing authorities on the operation of resources. Integration of ASM into market operations made possible the central dispatch of regulated reserves, spinning reserves and supplemental reserves based on bids and offers cleared.

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September 1, 2009

MidAmerican Energy Company, Muscatine Power & Water and the Municipal Electric Utility of the City of Cedar Falls, Iowa integrate with MISO bringing approx. 7,500 MWs of generation.

MidAmerican Energy Company, Muscatine Power & Water and the Municipal Electric Utility of the City of Cedar Falls, Iowa integrate with MISO bringing approx. 7,500 MWs of generation.

MidAmerican Energy Company, Muscatine Power & Water and the Municipal Electric Utility of the City of Cedar Falls, Iowa integrate with MISO bringing approx. 7,500 MWs of generation.

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March 30, 2010

MISO and DOE join forces to create a Smarter Grid

MISO was one of 100 recipients of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Smart Grid Investment Grant awards, receiving $17.3 million to fund the development and deployment of synchrophasors as part of the DOE’s effort to modernize the power grid. MISO’s team pioneered a new feature for the control room that exhibited an enhanced real-time display to give system operators a unique visualization of grid activity.

MISO was one of 100 recipients of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Smart Grid Investment Grant awards, receiving $17.3 million to fund the development and deployment of synchrophasors as part of the DOE’s effort to modernize the power grid. MISO’s team pioneered a new feature for the control room that exhibited an enhanced real-time […]

MISO was one of 100 recipients of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Smart Grid Investment Grant awards, receiving $17.3 million to fund the development and deployment of synchrophasors as part of the DOE’s effort to modernize the power grid. MISO’s team pioneered a new feature for the control room that exhibited an enhanced real-time display to give system operators a unique visualization of grid activity.

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December 1, 2010

Dairyland Power Cooperative Integrates into MISO.

Dairyland Power Cooperative Integrates into MISO.

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December 16, 2010

MISO Introduces MVPs and Transmission Cost Allocation Methodology

FERC’s approval of MISO’s revised cost allocation strategy for large-scale upgrades to the transmission system cleared a path for the reliable and economical delivery of renewable energy required by many states. The approved proposal also created a new category of transmission projects called Multi Value Projects (MVPs) – transmission projects that have a regional impact as part of a regional plan now have a 100% regional allocation of costs. This ensures that all costs to upgrade transmission systems are distributed fairly.

FERC’s approval of MISO’s revised cost allocation strategy for large-scale upgrades to the transmission system cleared a path for the reliable and economical delivery of renewable energy required by many states. The approved proposal also created a new category of transmission projects called Multi Value Projects (MVPs) – transmission projects that have a regional impact […]

FERC’s approval of MISO’s revised cost allocation strategy for large-scale upgrades to the transmission system cleared a path for the reliable and economical delivery of renewable energy required by many states. The approved proposal also created a new category of transmission projects called Multi Value Projects (MVPs) – transmission projects that have a regional impact as part of a regional plan now have a 100% regional allocation of costs. This ensures that all costs to upgrade transmission systems are distributed fairly.

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December 16, 2010

Big Rivers Electric Corporation integrates into MISO.

Big Rivers Electric Corporation integrates into MISO.

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December 20, 2010

Wind generation reaches all time high of 6,688 MWs.

Wind generation reaches all time high of 6,688 MWs.

2011

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February 24, 2011

Missouri River Energy Services joins MISO as Transmission Owning member.

Missouri River Energy Services joins MISO as Transmission Owning member.

2011

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April 12, 2011

MISO Wins prestigious 2011 INFORMS Franz Edelman award.

MISO Wins prestigious 2011 INFORMS Franz Edelman award.

2011

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April 25, 2011

Entergy announces intent to join MISO.

For years Entergy contemplated the best way to manage its expansive transmission system. Then in late 2010 Entergy approached both MISO and SPP to perform an analysis to help them determine which RTO would provide the greatest benefits to Entergy’s customers. While it was clear that either RTO could provide millions in annual net benefits, in the end, Entergy chose to move forward with MISO.

For years Entergy contemplated the best way to manage its expansive transmission system. Then in late 2010 Entergy approached both MISO and SPP to perform an analysis to help them determine which RTO would provide the greatest benefits to Entergy’s customers. While it was clear that either RTO could provide millions in annual net benefits, […]

For years Entergy contemplated the best way to manage its expansive transmission system. Then in late 2010 Entergy approached both MISO and SPP to perform an analysis to help them determine which RTO would provide the greatest benefits to Entergy’s customers. While it was clear that either RTO could provide millions in annual net benefits, in the end, Entergy chose to move forward with MISO.

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June 1, 2011

Dispatchable Intermittent Resources (DIRs) approved by FERC

With both mandated and self-imposed Renewable Portfolio Standard in place, huge wind farms were becoming more and more common in the MISO region. To ensure that the unpredictability of these resources did not hinder it from participating in MISO’s day-ahead and real-time markets, MISO created a new resource type called “Dispatchable Intermittent Resources (DIRs).” By […]

With both mandated and self-imposed Renewable Portfolio Standard in place, huge wind farms were becoming more and more common in the MISO region. To ensure that the unpredictability of these resources did not hinder it from participating in MISO’s day-ahead and real-time markets, MISO created a new resource type called “Dispatchable Intermittent Resources (DIRs).” By employing highly sophisticated wind forecasting technology and installing devises at each wind farm, MISO can predict with more certainty, how much wind can be expected in the days and weeks ahead and it can dispatch these resources up or down based on system needs. With DIRs in place, wind and other intermittent resources can participate in MISO’s day-ahead and real-time markets on equal footing.

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With both mandated and self-imposed Renewable Portfolio Standard in place, huge wind farms were becoming more and more common in the MISO region. To ensure that the unpredictability of these resources did not hinder it from participating in MISO’s day-ahead and real-time markets, MISO created a new resource type called “Dispatchable Intermittent Resources (DIRs).” By […]

With both mandated and self-imposed Renewable Portfolio Standard in place, huge wind farms were becoming more and more common in the MISO region. To ensure that the unpredictability of these resources did not hinder it from participating in MISO’s day-ahead and real-time markets, MISO created a new resource type called “Dispatchable Intermittent Resources (DIRs).” By employing highly sophisticated wind forecasting technology and installing devises at each wind farm, MISO can predict with more certainty, how much wind can be expected in the days and weeks ahead and it can dispatch these resources up or down based on system needs. With DIRs in place, wind and other intermittent resources can participate in MISO’s day-ahead and real-time markets on equal footing.

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July 21, 2011

FERC Issues Order 1000

In Orders 888 and 889 FERC established it mission to create equal access to transmission system in the United States for all electricity suppliers. In Order 1000 FERC further this mission by mandating that public utility transmission providers plan for and allocate the costs of new projects on a regional and interregional basis. Order 1000 seeks to ensure more efficient and cost-effective regional planning and interregional coordination. Given the work put in by MISO and stakeholders during the development of the Multi-Value Project Portfolio and related cost-allocation methodology, MISO and the Transmission Owning members were already complying with many of the requirements in the order.

In Orders 888 and 889 FERC established it mission to create equal access to transmission system in the United States for all electricity suppliers. In Order 1000 FERC further this mission by mandating that public utility transmission providers plan for and allocate the costs of new projects on a regional and interregional basis. Order 1000 […]

In Orders 888 and 889 FERC established it mission to create equal access to transmission system in the United States for all electricity suppliers. In Order 1000 FERC further this mission by mandating that public utility transmission providers plan for and allocate the costs of new projects on a regional and interregional basis. Order 1000 seeks to ensure more efficient and cost-effective regional planning and interregional coordination. Given the work put in by MISO and stakeholders during the development of the Multi-Value Project Portfolio and related cost-allocation methodology, MISO and the Transmission Owning members were already complying with many of the requirements in the order.

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December 31, 2011

Duke Energy Ohio and Duke Energy Kentucky withdraw from MISO, transferring approximately 5,000 MWs of generation capacity, 403 miles of transmission and 5,700 MWs of load to PJM Interconnection.

Duke Energy Ohio and Duke Energy Kentucky withdraw from MISO, transferring approximately 5,000 MWs of generation capacity, 403 miles of transmission and 5,700 MWs of load to PJM Interconnection.

Duke Energy Ohio and Duke Energy Kentucky withdraw from MISO, transferring approximately 5,000 MWs of generation capacity, 403 miles of transmission and 5,700 MWs of load to PJM Interconnection.

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February 22, 2012

MISO commissions Gas and Electric Infrastructure Interdependency Analysis to assess how the shift in the electric fuel mix may impact the gas and electric industries over the next 20 years.

MISO commissions Gas and Electric Infrastructure Interdependency Analysis to assess how the shift in the electric fuel mix may impact the gas and electric industries over the next 20 years.

MISO commissions Gas and Electric Infrastructure Interdependency Analysis to assess how the shift in the electric fuel mix may impact the gas and electric industries over the next 20 years.

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September 13, 2012

MISO breaks ground on North Region Operations Center in Eagan, Minn.

MISO breaks ground on North Region Operations Center in Eagan, Minn.

2012

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November 23, 2012

Wind generation output surpasses 10,000 MWs in MISO for the first time.

Wind generation output surpasses 10,000 MWs in MISO for the first time.

2012

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December 7, 2012

Cleco joins MISO as Transmission Owning Member.

Cleco joins MISO as Transmission Owning Member.

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December 13, 2012

Entergy operating companies join MISO as Transmission Owning members.

Entergy operating companies join MISO as Transmission Owning members.

2013

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June 5, 2013

Market Vision Program commences with a series of technical workshops with members, market participants and the independent market monitor.

Market Vision Program commences with a series of technical workshops with members, market participants and the independent market monitor.

Market Vision Program commences with a series of technical workshops with members, market participants and the independent market monitor.

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2013

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December 1, 2013

MISO celebrates the 10th year of the MISO Transmission Expansion Report.

MISO celebrates the 10th year of the MISO Transmission Expansion Report.

2013

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December 12, 2013

Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Inc Joins MISO as a Transmission Owning Member.

Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Inc Joins MISO as a Transmission Owning Member.

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December 19, 2013

Integration of MISO South

With the creation of MISO South, including parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, MISO now managed a combined footprint of 65,280 miles of transmission with total electric generation capacity of approximately 196,000 MWs,  making MISO one of the largest power grid operators in the world.

With the creation of MISO South, including parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, MISO now managed a combined footprint of 65,280 miles of transmission with total electric generation capacity of approximately 196,000 MWs,  making MISO one of the largest power grid operators in the world.

With the creation of MISO South, including parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, MISO now managed a combined footprint of 65,280 miles of transmission with total electric generation capacity of approximately 196,000 MWs,  making MISO one of the largest power grid operators in the world.

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January 5, 2014

Polar Vortex

Extremely cold temperatures and heavy snow impacted large portions of the MISO region and creating significant challenges to the reliable operation of the power grid. Temperatures in many areas were the coldest experienced in 20 years. In the Indianapolis area temperatures remained below zero for thirty-three straight hours.  Minneapolis saw sixty-two consecutive hours below zero.

Extremely cold temperatures and heavy snow impacted large portions of the MISO region and creating significant challenges to the reliable operation of the power grid. Temperatures in many areas were the coldest experienced in 20 years. In the Indianapolis area temperatures remained below zero for thirty-three straight hours.  Minneapolis saw sixty-two consecutive hours below zero.

Extremely cold temperatures and heavy snow impacted large portions of the MISO region and creating significant challenges to the reliable operation of the power grid. Temperatures in many areas were the coldest experienced in 20 years. In the Indianapolis area temperatures remained below zero for thirty-three straight hours.  Minneapolis saw sixty-two consecutive hours below zero.

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January 6, 2014

MISO sets all-time winter peak of 109,307 MWs.

MISO sets all-time winter peak of 109,307 MWs.

2014

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March 14, 2014

MISO breaks ground on South Region Operations Center in Little Rock, Ark.

MISO breaks ground on South Region Operations Center in Little Rock, Ark.

2014

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April 24, 2014

Ames Municipal Electric System Joins MISO as a Transmission Owning Member.

Ames Municipal Electric System Joins MISO as a Transmission Owning Member.

2014

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August 22, 2014

City of Rochester, Minn., joins MISO as Transmission Owning Member.

City of Rochester, Minn., joins MISO as Transmission Owning Member.

2015

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April 23, 2015

Willmar Municipal Utilities joins MISO as Transmission Owning Member.

Willmar Municipal Utilities joins MISO as Transmission Owning Member.

2015

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June 1, 2015

MISO’s new $22 million state-of-the-art command center in Little Rock, Ark. is fully operational.

MISO’s new $22 million state-of-the-art command center in Little Rock, Ark. is fully operational.

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August 27, 2015

Consumers Energy Company joins MISO as Transmission Owning Member.

Consumers Energy Company joins MISO as Transmission Owning Member.

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September 1, 2015

EPA issues Clean Power Plan

President Obama and the EPA announce the “Clean Power Plan,” a plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants in order to take action on climate change.

President Obama and the EPA announce the “Clean Power Plan,” a plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants in order to take action on climate change.

President Obama and the EPA announce the “Clean Power Plan,” a plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants in order to take action on climate change.

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November 1, 2015

MISO launches its first ever external facing news site, MISO Matters.

MISO launches its first ever external facing news site, MISO Matters.

2015

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December 1, 2015

MISO Board of Directors approves first competitive development transmission project under FERC Order 2000

To promote competition for transmission expansion projects, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), through FERC Order 1000, required jurisdictional entities, such as MISO, to eliminate any provisions that granted a federal right of first refusal (ROFR) to construct new transmission facilities with regionally allocated costs.  So, while MISO’s Transmission Expansion Planning (MTEP) process continues to […]

To promote competition for transmission expansion projects, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), through FERC Order 1000, required jurisdictional entities, such as MISO, to eliminate any provisions that granted a federal right of first refusal (ROFR) to construct new transmission facilities with regionally allocated costs.  So, while MISO’s Transmission Expansion Planning (MTEP) process continues to determine the necessary transmission facilities to maintain system reliability and provide economic electricity; the construction, ownership, operation, and maintenance of eligible transmission facilities is open to competition.

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To promote competition for transmission expansion projects, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), through FERC Order 1000, required jurisdictional entities, such as MISO, to eliminate any provisions that granted a federal right of first refusal (ROFR) to construct new transmission facilities with regionally allocated costs.  So, while MISO’s Transmission Expansion Planning (MTEP) process continues to […]

To promote competition for transmission expansion projects, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), through FERC Order 1000, required jurisdictional entities, such as MISO, to eliminate any provisions that granted a federal right of first refusal (ROFR) to construct new transmission facilities with regionally allocated costs.  So, while MISO’s Transmission Expansion Planning (MTEP) process continues to determine the necessary transmission facilities to maintain system reliability and provide economic electricity; the construction, ownership, operation, and maintenance of eligible transmission facilities is open to competition.

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December 10, 2015

WPPI joins MISO as Transmission Owning Member.

WPPI joins MISO as Transmission Owning Member.

2016

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January 1, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Stays the Clean Power Plan.

U.S. Supreme Court Stays the Clean Power Plan.

2016

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February 3, 2016

SERC honors MISO with Excellence in Reliability Award.

SERC honors MISO with Excellence in Reliability Award.

2016

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August 18, 2016

Industry Prepares for Change

MISO hosted its first Market Symposium with industry thought leaders discussing how wholesale markets will reflect the evolving energy industry.

MISO hosted its first Market Symposium with industry thought leaders discussing how wholesale markets will reflect the evolving energy industry.

MISO hosted its first Market Symposium with industry thought leaders discussing how wholesale markets will reflect the evolving energy industry.

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October 25, 2016

MISO members elect H.B. “Trip” Doggett, Barbara J. Krumsiek and Todd M. Raba to three-year terms on MISO’s Board of Directors beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

MISO members elect H.B. “Trip” Doggett, Barbara J. Krumsiek and Todd M. Raba to three-year terms on MISO’s Board of Directors beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

MISO members elect H.B. “Trip” Doggett, Barbara J. Krumsiek and Todd M. Raba to three-year terms on MISO’s Board of Directors beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

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October 31, 2016

MISO Files Competitive Retail Solution with FERC

MISO moves forward with its plan to ensure that the competitive retail areas of the MISO region—southern Illinois and parts of Michigan—will have enough electricity capacity resources, including generation and demand response, to meet demand on a long-term basis. Read More.

MISO moves forward with its plan to ensure that the competitive retail areas of the MISO region—southern Illinois and parts of Michigan—will have enough electricity capacity resources, including generation and demand response, to meet demand on a long-term basis. Read More.

MISO moves forward with its plan to ensure that the competitive retail areas of the MISO region—southern Illinois and parts of Michigan—will have enough electricity capacity resources, including generation and demand response, to meet demand on a long-term basis. Read More.

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David Zwergel

Senior Director Regional Operations

"After being awarded $17.3 million from the Department of Energy’s Smart Grid Investment Grant, David and his team led the charge to install 150 electric system-monitoring devices that track critical points in the grid to ensure reliable operations 24 hours a day. The three-year project, involving 16 MISO transmission owners, was so efficient and effective that 344 units were installed, among the highest concentration in North America. David’s experience, expertise and commitment play a big role in our ability to keep the lights on." - Todd Ramey, Vice President, System Operations

Anastasia Sauer

Renuka Chatterjee

David Zwergel

Christina Drake

Renuka Chatterjee

Executive Director System Operations

"As renewable energy standards began to take hold in the MISO region, engineers grappled with how to include intermittent resources such as wind and solar generation into MISO’s markets. Renuka’s problem-solving skills and ability to think outside the box led to a new resource type called Dispatchable Intermittent Resources, which allow wind and solar to participate like any other generation resource in MISO’s markets. Renuka’s leadership and expertise continue to enhance MISO’s ability to create value for consumers." - Todd Ramey, Vice President, System Operations

David Zwergel

Christina Drake

Renuka Chatterjee

Maryam Naghsh-Nilchi

Christina Drake

Senior Manager Process & Performance

"Providing reliable electricity across a transmission system that spans beyond 15 states requires that hundreds of people understand how and when to take action and are ready to do so at a moment’s notice. Christina’s leadership in the establishment of the framework MISO uses to identify and implement operational process improvements is essential. She and her team have ushered in a new normal of implementing best practices and utilizing the knowledge of cross functional teams to solve pain points throughout the organization. Christina’s forethought in implementing change and her ability to creatively solve problems has been instrumental in improving operations at MISO." - Aaron Casto, Director, Operations Quality

Renuka Chatterjee

Maryam Naghsh-Nilchi

Christina Drake

Jacob Netz

Maryam Naghsh-Nilchi

Resource Forecasting Engineer

"MISO helps load serving entities comply with their responsibility to ensure there is enough generation capacity to reliably meet electricity demands of the system in the following year. Maryam and the engineers on her team utilize highly technical computer systems to gather and model data to determine the amount of generating capacity needed to maintain the reliability of the MISO system in the most efficient way. Maryam’s expertise helps MISO ensure there is enough energy to serve all the people in our footprint 24 hours a day, seven days a week." - Jennifer Curran, Vice President, System Planning

Christina Drake

Jacob Netz

Maryam Naghsh-Nilchi

Tameka McNair

Jacob Netz

Software Developer

"As MISO continues to mature its software development practices, there is an increasing need to ensure that teams are organized and aligned throughout the IT division. Jacob’s leadership and his experience with JIRA and Agile methodologies ensure development teams gain traction quickly. He is instrumental in implementing new processes that ensure software releases are deployed in a consistent, compliant and auditable manner with the click of a button." - Kevin Caringer, Executive Director, Application Development

Maryam Naghsh-Nilchi

Tameka McNair

Jacob Netz

Anastasia Sauer

Tameka McNair

Product Owner

"Following MISO’s recent shift to the Agile development framework, Tameka became MISO’s first official Product Owner – taking responsibility for the delivery of one of MISO’s most intricate and interconnected systems, Access and Identity Management. Her leadership, positive attitude and motivation were exactly what this project needed. Her commitment to understanding her product and her customers and meeting their needs was, and is, exceptional." - Katherine Stroud

Jacob Netz

Anastasia Sauer

Tameka McNair

David Zwergel

Anastasia Sauer

"As MISO’s first official employee, Anastasia has literally ‘seen it all.’ Since day one, she has remained committed to creating the best customer service experience possible for our market participants. It was Anastasia who first conceived of our asset registration process. Later, she oversaw development of MISO’s customer registration tools and processes and is diligent about ensuring they reflect the evolving needs of our market participants and the industry. Employees who have been here as long as Anastasia tend to refer to MISO as a second family. We are very lucky that she has chosen MISO as her home away from home." - Todd Hillman, Vice President, MISO South

Tameka McNair

David Zwergel

Greg Powell

Vice President, Human Resources

60 of MISO’s Current Employees have been with the Company Since 2000

With 15 states and a footprint that spans from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and jobs ranging from technology and operations to communications and finance, diversity is a big part of who MISO is. We have employees from across the country and around the world, all of whom come to work determined find new and innovative ways to create value for our customers. It’s this mindset that makes MISO such a great place to work and it’s the reason that 81 of the first 100 employees are still with at MISO today.

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2000Terry Bilke

2000Renuka Chatterjee

2000Carole Creech

2000Donna Dare

2000Nick Fullkamp

2000Joe Gardner

2000Ruby Gillen

2000Ronald Goins

2000Dave Gorman

2000Steve Kozey

2000Tom Mallinger

2000Keith Mitchell

2000Jay Olsen

2000Gail Roseburgh

2000Anastasia Sauer

2000Mike Spadaro

2000Lori Spence

2000Mike Walsh

2000Ronghai Wang

2000Jeff Webb

2000David Zwergle

2001Ron Arness

2001Rob Benbow

2001Mark Bohannon

2001Edward Burton

2001Roger Carey

2001Sally Clore

2001Rich Cobb

2001Jay Egan

2001Marc Evan

2001Randolf Faust

2001Brian Gylling

2001John Hole

2001Alfanso Labrador

2001Rob Lamoureux

2001Kevin Larson

2001Eric Laverty

2001Greg Leach

2001Bryce Leppek

2001Juan Li

2001Tim Liffrig

2001Lori Maddox

2001Barry McMahon

2001Chris Nguyen

2001Dale Osborn

2001Gregg Parmentier

2001Brian Pedersen

2001Lori Ragland

2001Todd Ramey

2001Joe Reddoch

2001Tony Rowan

2001Kris Ruud

2001Brian Scalf

2001Amanda Schiro

2001Kent Shroyer

2001Kim Sperry

2001Eric Swanson

2001Donna Taylor

2001Raja Thappetaobula

2001Huaitao Zhang

1998 2002 2007 2012 2016

Richard Doying

Executive Vice President, Operations

Midwest Energy Market Comes to Life

It was known, early on, that creating an energy market would be instrumental to MISO’s ability to both comply with FERC Order 2000 and to create value for its customers. When we started working on the energy markets, there were very few models we could look to for help, so we basically started from scratch. Thanks to the dedication of MISO staff, many of whom are still here today, like Todd Ramey and Joe Gardner, and to the many, many stakeholders who worked with us day-in and day-out, in April of 2005, we stood up one of the world’s largest energy markets. Each year our markets provide billions in benefits to our Market Participants and the customers they serve.

Currently 59,335 Megawatts are being used

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Wayne Schug

Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

Delivering Value, Everyday

Almost a decade after initial formation discussions began; MISO embarked on a journey to quantify its value to MISO Members and Market Participants. In 2007, MISO’s first annual Value Proposition study revealed that the organization unlocked between $555 million and $850 million in annual benefits due to improved reliability, efficiency in dispatch and the pooling of contingency reserves. The study estimated expected savings to equal $4.6 billion to $6.9 billion in the following ten years. As it turns out, the number was much higher. For 2007 through 2015, the Value Proposition studies reveal between $12.2 billion and $16.8 billion in cumulative benefits to the MISO region. Today, MISO provides approximately $81 per second in net benefits.

IN THE PAST, COAL DOMINATED THE FUEL MIX. AS DEPENDENCE ON RENEWABLES, NUCLEAR AND NATURAL GAS CONTINUE TO GROW, WE START TO SEE A MORE BALANCED FUEL MIX.

2009

73% Coal

5% Gas

15% Nuclear

3% Wind

4% Other

2010

73% Coal

6% Gas

14% Nuclear

4% Wind

4% Other

2011

73% Coal

7% Gas

13% Nuclear

5% Wind

2% Other

2012

66% Coal

12% Gas

13% Nuclear

7% Wind

2% Other

2013

64% Coal

8% Gas

11% Nuclear

7% Wind

9% Other

15 years of generation resources

2014

57% Coal

18% Gas

16% Nuclear

6% Wind

3% Other

2015

51% Coal

24% Gas

16% Nuclear

8% Wind

1% Other

Current
Fuel
Mix

Coal

Gas

Nuclear

Wind

Other

2016

39% Coal

17% Gas

22% Nuclear

22% Wind

0% Other

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Jennifer Curran

Vice President, Systems Planning

Multi-Value Projects

FERC’s approval of MISO’s cost allocation strategy for large scale upgrades to the transmission system cleared a path for the reliable and economic delivery of renewable energy required by many states. The approved proposal also created a new category of transmission projects called Multi Value Projects (MVPs), transmission projects that benefit the MISO region as part of a regional plan, now have a 100% regional cost allocation. This ensures that all costs for new or upgraded transmission lines are distributed fairly.

PROUD SUPPORTER OF

MISO Employees Make Dreams Come True

Corporate citizenship runs deep at MISO.  We believe that by working together we truly can make a difference in our communities – especially in bringing joy to children in need. We do this by volunteering to serve in our communities and by partnering with Make-A-Wish. Since 2007, MISO employees have donated more than $1 million dollars and granted more than 100 wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.

2007 - present $1.1 million total raised

Wishes Granted

2007 Kayte Swim Spa

2007 Skyler Disney/Sea World

2007 Levi Disney

2007 Shavonte Mall of America

2007 Miguel Miami

2007 Kenny Chargers running back

2008 Ashley Disney World

2008 Seth Disney

2008 Luke Disney

2008 Gavin Disney

2008 Mikayla Disney in Paris

2008 Dustin pop-up camper

2008 Maria playset

2008 Kaya playroom

2008 Ben Galapagos Islands

2008 Eliot Duluth-ship ride

2008 Kyah Disney

2008 Cassidy Maui

2008 Calvin playhouse

2009 Aaron meet Chicago Bears

2009 Aleigha Disney World

2009 Brittany birthday party

2009 Carter have an aquarium

2009 Daryn Disney Wolrld

Micah

Manager of Miami Marlins

2009 De'Aundray deep sea fishing in Hawaii

2009 Drew Disney Cruise

2009 Lizzie Disney World

2009 Hanna Disney World

2009 Thomas Disney World

2009 Sadie

2009 Kore Disney World

2009 Kendra Disney World

2009 Kamyla play house

2009 Kami Bahamas

2010 Nick cruise in Greece

2010 Anthony shopping spree

2010 Calvin backyard gameroom

2010 Christopher Sea World & San Diego Zoo

2010 Deryk fishing trip to Minnesota

2010 Joshua Electronic Entertainment Expo in L.A.

2010 Spencer Disney World

2010 Dominick Disney World

2010 Ruby NYC-American Girl Doll

2010 Alex Hawaii/Pearl Harbor

2010 Selam Disney World

2010 Maxwell Disney World

2011 Aidan Disney World

2011 Blade ride in a submarine

Abby

Disney Cruise

2011 Caitlin Disney World

2011 Hope go to the beach

2011 Jadyn Disney World

2011 JeNyah Disney World

2011 Kaia service dog

2011 McKenna Disney Cruise

2011 Trevor Disney World

2011 MacKenzie L.A./cast of Wizards of Waverly Place

2011 Espen New Zealand to meet Peter Jackson

2012 Brody Disney World

2012 Daisy Disney World

2012 Elias beach in Florida

2012 Emmanuel ESPN Studios

2012 Henry Disney World

2012 Matthew Play golf with a PGA player

2012 Tyler King's Island

2012 Kristina meet Selena Gomez

2013 Carter Disney World

2013 Colton Royal Caribbean Cruise

2013 Cori Hawaii to learn to surf

2013 Gavin Disney World

2013 Brianna Disney World

2013 Maria meet Alex Kingston

2013 Olivia Disney World

2013 Tyler Hawaii

2014 Brendan Disney World

2014 Dalton Disney World

2014 Eli tree house

2014 Jazarria Shedd Aquarium & Brookfield Zoo

2014 Jordan shopping spree

2014 Victoria San Diego

2015 Sydney Horse

2015 Justice Chicago shopping spree

2015 Nigel recording studio

2015 Parker Australia

2015 Ulani Disney Cruise

2015 Cori Hawaii

2015 Aiden Disney World

2015 Ben Disney cruise

2015 Daniel Legoland

2015 Katrina Wildlife Safari in Oregon

2015 Jordan soccer game in Barcelona

2015 Alana

2016 Cade sensory room

2016 Macy Disney cruise

2016 Sophie Disney World

2016 Alena

2016 Justice

2016 Lincoln

2016 Sydney

TODD HILLMAN

Vice President, South Region Executive

MISO Becomes One of the Largest Power Grid Operators in the World

At the stroke of midnight on Dec. 19, 2013, MISO fully integrated its 10 newest transmission owning companies and 33 newest market participants from Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Missouri. This new region – referred to as MISO South expanded MISO’s footprint to include a total of 65,280 miles of transmission and approximately 196,000 MW of total generating capacity.  The MISO South integration provides for more efficient use of the transmission system and greater reliability for customers from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.

Scope of Operations:

  • Generation Capacity
  • 176,559MW (market)
  • 191,985 MW (reliability)
  • 66,000 Miles of Transmission
  • 6,500+ Generating Units
  • 2,500+ Pricing Nodes
  • 16,000MW+ Wind Capacity

THE MOST RELIABLE, VALUE-CREATING RTO

Evidence of our changing industry is all around us. Resource portfolios are evolving far beyond their coal-centric origins toward zero-carbon and low-carbon resources like wind, solar, storage and gas. As innovation continues to outpace regulation, MISO faces tremendous opportunities. It also faces the exceptional responsibility of enabling the reliable delivery of low-cost energy, all while increasing the value we provide to our customers.

Our Strategic Plan focuses on three areas through which we believe MISO will provide the most value. We will work with our members and market participants to develop innovative market solutions, helping them navigate the regulatory landscapes of the future. We will continue to create alliances with our customers as we strive to better understand their needs and how we can provide value in the coming years. Finally, we will use our 360-degree view of the transmission system and the industry at large to provide data and analysis that enable our stakeholders to make knowledgeable, impactful decisions that will result in lower-cost energy for customers throughout the MISO region. Because, at the end of the day, our goal is to be the most reliable, value-creating RTO.

Company Strategy

Miso's Next 10 years

Over the past 15 years MISO has grown into much more than a provider of reliable transmission service. By continually focusing on creating value, MISO has become an organization where diversity, innovation and collaboration are common practice. MISO resides at the forefront of change. Thanks to our employees, stakeholders and Board of Directors, we are always ready to take the steps necessary to ensure we remain the most reliable, value-creating RTO.

What Miso Means to me

Our Board of Directors

Upon incorporation as a non-profit, independent organization in 1998, the founding members established a Transmission Owner’s Agreement, which is still in place today. Among other things, the Agreement spells out MISO’s governance structure, including the rights and responsibilities of MISO’s Board of Directors, its leadership team and all signatories to the Agreement.

In accordance with the TOA, the Members’ engaged an independent company to recruit a Board of Directors. In January of 1999, Karl Zobrist, James H. Young and Paul E. Hanaway were elected to MISO’s first Board of Director. Later that year, the founding members elected three additional directors – William P. Vititoe, Donald L. Stokely and Matthew C. Cordaro – who became MISO’s first president and chief executive officer.

Our sincerest thank you goes out to all of our past and current Directors and to their families for allowing them to spend time with us. Their sound advice and great leadership keep us focused on being the most value-creating RTO.

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John R. Bear

President & CEO

2009 - Present

Board of Directors

  • Baljit Dail
  • Eugene W. Zeltmann
  • J. Michael Evans
  • Judy W. Walsh
  • Mark S. Johnson
  • Michael J. Curran
  • Paul J. Bonavia
  • Paul J. Feldman
  • Phyllis E. Currie
  • Shelley A. Longmuir
  • Thomas M. Rainwater

T. Graham Edwards

President & CEO

2006 - 2009

Board of Directors

  • David A. Guzman
  • Eugene W. Zeltmann
  • Judy W. Walsh
  • J. Michael Evans
  • Michael J. Curran
  • Paul J. Feldman
  • Shelley A. Longmuir

James P. Torgerson

President, CEO & CFO

2000 - 2006

Board of Directors

  • David DeRosa
  • J. Clifford Dodd
  • James H. Young, Jr.
  • Paul E. Hanaway
  • T. Graham Edwards
  • William O. Albertini
  • William P. Vititoe

matthew C. Cordaro

President & ceo

1999 - 2000

Board of Directors

  • David DeRosa
  • Donald L. Stokley
  • J. Clifford Dodd
  • James H. Young, Jr.
  • Paul E. Hanaway
  • William P. Vititoe
  • William O. Albertini

Organization of MISO States

In 2003, members of the Public Service Commissions in 12 states in the MISO footprint came together to form the Organization of MISO States, Inc. More commonly referred to as the OMS, the Organization of MISO States coordinates with its members to provide coordinated recommendations to MISO, the MISO Board of Directors, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in an effort to promote public interests and social welfare they relate to retail electricity planning and distribution.

The support, collaboration and leadership provided by the OMS have, and continue to be, a foundational element of MISO’s success as a Regional Transmission Organization.  Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all of members of the OMS, past and present. You genuine concern and commitment to the betterment of MISO, our products and our services is evident in the company we are today and shapes the organization we strive to be in the years to come.

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2016

  • AR– Ted Thomas
  • IL – Sherina Edwards
  • IN – Angela Weber
  • IA – Elizabeth “Libby” Jacobs
  • KY – Michael Schmitt
  • LA – Eric Skrmetta
  • MB – Robert Gabor
  • MISally Talberg
  • MN – Matt Schuerger
  • MS – Brandon Presley
  • MO – Daniel Hall
  • MT – Kirk Bushman
  • ND – Brian Kalk
  • NOLA – Jason R. Williams
  • SD – Gary Hanson
  • TX – Kenneth Anderson
  • WI – Mike Huebsch

2015

  • AR– Ted Thomas
  • IL – Sherina Maye
  • IN – Angela Weber
  • IA – Elizabeth “Libby” Jacobs
  • KY – Jim Gardner
  • LA – Eric Skrmetta
  • MB – Regis Gosselin
  • MI – Sally Talberg
  • MN – Betsy Wergin
  • MS – Brandon Presley
  • MO – Daniel Hall
  • MT – Kirk Bushman
  • ND – Brian Kalk
  • NOLA – Jason R. Williams
  • SD – Gary Hanson
  • TX – Kenneth Anderson
  • WI – Mike Huebsch

2014

  • AR– Colette Honorable
  • IL – John T. Colgan
  • IN – Angela Weber
  • IA – Elizabeth “Libby” Jacobs
  • KY – Linda Breathitt
  • LA – Eric Skrmetta
  • MB – Regis Gosselin
  • MI – Sally Talberg
  • MN – David Boyd
  • MS – Brandon Presley
  • MO – Robert Kenney
  • MT – Kirk Bushman
  • ND – Brian Kalk
  • SD – Gary Hanson
  • TX – Kenneth Anderson
  • WIEric Callisto

2013

  • AR– Colette Honorable
  • IL – John T. Colgan
  • IN – Jim Atterholt
  • IA – Elizabeth “Libby” Jacobs
  • KY – Linda Breathitt
  • LA – Eric Skrmetta
  • MB – Regis Gosselin
  • MI – Sally Talberg
  • MN – David Boyd
  • MS – Brandon Presley
  • MO – Robert Kenney
  • MT – Kirk Bushman
  • ND – Brian Kalk
  • NOLA – Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
  • SD – Gary Hanson
  • TX – Kenneth Anderson
  • WIEric Callisto

2012

  • IL – John T. Colgan
  • IN – Kari Bennett
  • IA – Elizabeth “Libby” Jacobs
  • KY – Linda Breathitt
  • MB – Regis Gosselin
  • MI – Orjiakor Isiogu
  • MN – David Boyd
  • MORobert Kenney
  • MT – Brad Molnar
  • ND – Brian Kalk
  • SD – Gary Hanson
  • WI – Eric Callisto

2011

  • IL – Sherman Elliott
  • IN – Kari Bennett
  • IA – Elizabeth “Libby” Jacobs
  • KY – David Armstrong
  • MB – Graham Lane
  • MI – Orjiakor Isiogu
  • MN – David Boyd
  • MORobert Kenney
  • MT – Brad Molnar
  • ND – Tony Clark
  • OH – Andre Porter
  • SD – Gary Hanson
  • WI – Eric Callisto

2010

  • IL – Sherman Elliott
  • IN – Jim Atterholt
  • IA – Rob Berntsen
  • KY – David Armstrong
  • MB – Graham Lane
  • MI – Monica Martinez
  • MN – Tom Pugh
  • MO – Robert Kenney
  • MT – Greg Jergeson
  • ND – Tony Clark
  • OHValerie Lemmie
  • PA – Tyrone Christy
  • SD – Gary Hanson
  • WI – Lauren Azar

2009

  • IL – Sherman Elliott
  • IN – Jim Atterholt
  • IA – Rob Berntsen
  • KY – David Armstrong
  • MB – Graham Lane
  • MI – Monica Martinez
  • MN – Tom Pugh
  • MO – Robert Kenney
  • MT – Greg Jergeson
  • ND – Tony Clark
  • OH – Valerie Lemmie
  • PA – Tyrone Christy
  • SD – Gary Hanson
  • WI Lauren Azar

2008

  • IL – Bob Lieberman
  • IN – Greg Server
  • IAJohn Norris
  • KY – David Armstrong
  • MB – Graham Lane
  • MI – Monica Martinez
  • MN – Tom Pugh
  • MO – Jeff Davis
  • MT – Greg Jergeson
  • NE – Eugene Bade
  • ND – Susan Wefald
  • OH – Valerie Lemmie
  • PA – Kim Pizzingrilli
  • SD – Gary Hanson
  • WI – Lauren Azar

2007

  • IL – Bob Lieberman
  • IN – Greg Server
  • IAJohn Norris
  • KY – Mark David Goss
  • MB – Graham Lane
  • MI – Monica Martinez
  • MN – Tom Pugh
  • MO – Jeff Davis
  • MT – Greg Jergeson
  • NE – Eugene Bade
  • ND – Susan Wefald
  • OH – Valerie Lemmie
  • PA – Kim Pizzingrilli
  • SD – Gary Hanson
  • WI – Daniel R. Ebert

2006

  • IL – Kevin Wright
  • IN – David Hadley
  • IA – John Norris
  • KY – Mark David Goss
  • MB – Graham Lane
  • MI – Laura Chappelle
  • MN – Ken Nickolai
  • MOSteve Gaw
  • MT – Greg Jergeson
  • NE – Eugene Bade
  • ND – Susan Wefald
  • OH – Judy Jones
  • PA – Kim Pizzingrilli
  • SD – Gary Hanson
  • WI – Daniel R. Ebert

2005

  • ILKevin Wright
  • IN – David Hadley
  • IA – John Norris
  • KY – Mark David Goss
  • MB – Graham Lane
  • MI – Laura Chappelle
  • MN – Ken Nickolai
  • MO – Steve Gaw
  • MT – Greg Jergeson
  • NE – Louis Lamberty
  • ND – Susan Wefald
  • OH – Judy Jones
  • PA – Kim Pizzingrilli
  • SD – Gary Hanson
  • WI – Daniel R. Ebert

2004

  • IL – Kevin Wright
  • IN – David Hadley
  • IA – Diane Munns
  • KY – Mark David Goss
  • MB – Graham Lane
  • MI – Laura Chappelle
  • MN – Leroy Koppendrayer
  • MO – Steve Gaw
  • MT – Greg Jergeson
  • NE – Louis Lamberty
  • NDSusan Wefald
  • OH – Judy Jones
  • PA – Glen R. Thomas
  • SD – Gary Hanson
  • WI – Bert Garvin

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