DER

The DER leads the OMS efforts related to distributed energy resources, specifically focused on the interface between the transmission and distribution systems. The OMS took a leadership role in this area, as explained  in the June 2017 DER Overview and Work Plan document. The DER is responsible for tracking DER-related matters at the many MISO stakeholder committees that touch this subject as well as all federal developments from FERC and NERC.

Co-Chairs:
Tricia DeBleeckere (Minnesota PUC)
Andrew Kell (PSC of Wisconsin)
David Schmitt (IUB)

Markets & Tariffs

Regional markets for energy, balancing services, capacity, and any auctions
or other method to acquire rights on the transmission system. 

Topics Include:
• Energy and ancillary services markets (Day Ahead, Real Time)
• FTR, ARR and transmission rights auctions and issues
• Market design evaluation and improvements
• Independent Market Monitor (IMM) activities and mitigation issues
• Electric/natural gas coordination
• MISO Market Sub Committee

Co-Chairs:
Hwikwon Ham (Minnesota PUC)
Walt Cecil (Missouri PSC)

Resources

Ensuring sufficient generation sources (energy and capacity) are
available to meet demand.

Topics Include:
• Resource AdequacyAnnual resource planning (Module E)
    • RA survey
    • RA forum
• Resources Business Practices Manual (BPM) and resource
  qualification and verification
• Planning reserve margins and loss of load expectations (LOLE)
• Resources Adequacy Sub-Committee (RASC)
• Generator interconnection

Co-Chairs:
Bonnie Janssen (Michigan PSC)
Werner Roth (PUC of Texas)

ROE

The ROE work group follows FERC policy and technical matters related to the calculation of ROE for transmission assets. The group also follows other financial issues related to FERC-regulated transmission.

Co-Chairs:
Keith Berry (Arkansas PSC)
Venkata Bujimalla (IUB)
Enrique Bacalao (PSC of Wisconsin)

Seams

Provisions between MISO and other RTOs and non-RTOs,
except transmission planning.

Topics Include:
• MISO/SPP Joint Operating Agreement
• Joint stakeholder meetings
• MISO/PJM Joint Operating Agreement
• Joint and Common Market (JCM)
• Market to Market
• Non-RTO seams issues
• MISO Seams Working Group

Co-Chairs:
Adam McKinnie (Missouri PSC)
Erik Hanser (Michigan PSC)

Transmission Cost Allocation

Regional and interregional cost allocation issues.

Topics Include: 
• Regional cost allocation
• Interregional cost allocation
• MISO Regional Expansion Criteria and Benefits Work Group (RECB)

Co-Chairs:
David Carr (Mississippi PSC)
Randel Pilo (PSC of Wisconsin)

Transmission Planning

Regional and interregional transmission planning activities.

Topics Include:
• Order 1000 planning issues
• MISO Expansion Transmission Planning (MTEP) and futures development
• Interregional Transmission Planning
• Targeted Transmission Studies such as EPA Modeling
• MISO Planning Advisory Committee (PAC)

Co-Chairs:
Dave Johnston (Indiana URC)
Enrique Bacalao (Wisconsin PSC)