Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)

Source: Sustainable FERC Project

How Utilities Can Save Customers Billions of Dollars

If utilities modernize the way they select the resources they run each day, they can save carbon and reduce energy prices. Over the past three years, energy market prices have been exceptionally volatile. Natural gas prices spiked then tanked at the end of 2019 and wholesale market prices followed. When … [continued]

Potential Electricity Reliability Concern for Central U.S.A.

Higher electricity demand forecasts and potential supply reductions are raising concerns about tight reserve margins in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) balancing authority this summer. Working in conjunction with regional utility service providers, balancing authorities are responsible for ensuring that wholesale electric power markets provide sufficient electric generation capacity to meet … [continued]

5 Grid Plans to Cut Fossil Fuel Dependence

Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy from wind and solar will depend on upgrading the electric power grid, which is currently plagued by planning delays and gridlock. To address such problems, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which supervises utility company and grid operator planning, is in the midst of proposing … [continued]

Mythbusting “Wind Oversupply”

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Joseph Daniel, Senior Energy Analyst Wind energy is already a common source of electricity because it is abundant, clean, reliable, and a low-cost source of electricity. Wind turbines are also flexible. Grid operators can turn down (or curtail) the output from wind … [continued]