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2014-03-14 12:23:17

Facility will enhance coordination and efficiency across all three regions CARMEL, Ind., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) broke ground today on a regional operations center in Little Rock, Ark., signifying a continued commitment in the reliable delivery of least-cost energy to MISO members and their customers from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. This action marks the next phase of the successful integration on Dec. 19,...

2014-02-04 16:23:38

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Economists at The Brattle Group have authored a report that provides a foundation for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator's (MISO) newly-codified Market Vision and for the Market Development Roadmap that MISO and stakeholders will develop between now and June. The Brattle report identifies the "Core Services" that MISO must continue to provide to support a well-functioning market, and it proposes a set of principles for enhancing those...

2013-12-19 08:22:44

Four-State Electric Grid Region "Cutover" Took Place at Midnight CARMEL, Ind., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheers went up in the MISO control room last night after more than two years of intensive planning and training led to the smooth integration of a four-state region of the electric grid across the South into MISO's existing footprint in the Midwest. The change in control, or "cutover," took place at the stroke of midnight as Wednesday passed into Thursday, and extends...

2013-12-12 16:22:22

Evans, Feldman and Walsh begin three-year terms in January CARMEL, Ind., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today during MISO's annual members' meeting, stakeholders re-elected board members Mike Evans, Paul Feldman and Judy Walsh. All three have served on the MISO Board of Directors since 2005 and will begin their new, three-year terms in January 2014. "We're pleased that Mike, Paul and Judy will remain on the MISO Board of Directors for another term," said MISO President and CEO...

2013-12-12 16:21:41

Annual transmission projects provide billions in benefits and create thousands of jobs CARMEL, Ind., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MISO's Board of Directors celebrated a milestone today when they unanimously approved MISO's Transmission Expansion Plan 2013 (MTEP13). This, the 10th comprehensive long-term regional plan for MISO's electric grid, is designed to bring billions of dollars in annual benefits, for decades to come, for energy consumers throughout MISO's footprint. Similar to the nine...

2013-12-06 12:22:35

Results to inform inter-industry coordination efforts led by the RTO CARMEL, Ind., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of the latest phase of a multi-faceted analysis of natural gas infrastructure commissioned by MISO were released today. The study forecasts continued growth in gas demand for power generation throughout the MISO footprint--driven by an aging generation fleet, competitive gas prices and environmental regulations--and a positive outlook for access to gas pipeline...

2013-10-03 16:21:08

South region utilities begin market day simulations to ensure a smooth transition CARMEL, Ind., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This week marks the start of market day simulations for entities in the MISO South region and is an important step for customers joining MISO. Market simulations allow customers to test how well their systems work with MISO's systems culminating from months of coordinated integration activities. This phase of testing is a big step to completing readiness...

2013-07-24 16:21:09

Advanced infrastructure provides improved grid reliability and predictability CARMEL, lnd., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MISO recently became one of the first grid operators across the country to utilize new synchrophasor technology in MISO's Real-Time System Operations for grid monitoring and analysis, a major milestone in furthering the U.S. Department of Energy's goal of revitalizing the nation's electric grid through the use of sophisticated, innovative monitoring devices....

2013-06-03 12:23:44

Eight new entities benefit from lower costs, greater efficiencies, improved reliability CARMEL, Ind., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just after 11:01 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, MISO, the regional transmission organization responsible for the safe, reliable transfer of energy along bulk electric lines, expanded its reliability coordination services to include eight additional entities in three of its four Southern states. Combined with operations for MISO's Midwest region,...

2013-04-05 16:20:56

Results provide certainty, illustrate region's ample capacity supply, efficient use CARMEL, Ind., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MISO administered the first capacity auction under its recently enhanced resource adequacy construct this week.  The system wide clearing price for the 2013-2014 planning year was $1.05 per megawatt-day.  This result is reflective of the region's ample supply of generation and demand response resources as well as the robust transmission system, which...