Strategic Priorities

Long Term Focus Areas1

  1. Act as a leader in the development and implementation of policy issues in the Midcontinent ISO (MISO) region to protect the public interest and ensure costs to customers are reasonable.
  2. Support member engagement in MISO-related issues through education, collaboration, and communication.
  3. Preserve retail jurisdictional construct from attempts to alter the appropriate balance of local, regional, and federal authority.


2017 Priorities

  1. Cost Allocation | Liaison, Commissioner Sam Britton
    a. Drive discussion on cost allocation issues through the MISO stakeholder process.
    b. Utilize tools granted to OMS, such as alternative cost allocation filings and requests for additional modeling, as needed to ensure appropriate allocation methodologies are being studied, discussed and implemented.
  2. Resource Adequacy | Liaison, Commissioner Mike Huebsch
    a. Ensure new resources are able to interconnect in a timely manner.
    b. Ensure capacity ratings accurately reflect resource adequacy contribution during critical periods (i.e., seasonal peak periods).
    c. Improve upon existing OMS-MISO survey to maintain footprint wide visibility of resource adequacy.
  3. Transmission Planning | Liaison, Commissioner Matt Schuerger
    a. Monitor Regional Transmission Overlay Study process to ensure that any resulting projects are beneficial and do not result in unnecessary costs to ratepayers.
    b. Ensure the transmission planning process allows for consideration of all potential solutions to identified issues.
    c. Promote continued consideration of non-transmission alternatives to address local and regional needs.
  4. Distributed Energy Resources | Liaison, Chairman Daniel Hall
    a. Evaluate need to establish a framework for information exchange between MISO and LSEs in order to reliably manage interface between distribution and transmission systems given potential for increasing levels of distributed resources (i.e., DR, EE, and DG).
    b. Conduct review of distributed energy resource studies MISO has conducted in the past.

1 Established in 2016.
Approved by the OMS Board on December 15, 2016

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