DER

The DER work group leads OMS’ efforts related to distributed energy resources, focusing on the interface between the transmission and distribution systems. OMS took a leadership role in this area to prepare for Order 2222 and is now working to prepare OMS members for impacts this order will have on their commissions.

Topics include:
• Order 2222 compliance
• DER-related issues at the retail level
• Non-Order 2222 DER issues in the MISO stakeholder process.

Chair
Tricia DeBleeckere, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Vice-Chair
Erick Hanser, Michigan Public Service Comissio

Markets

The Markets work group follows regional markets for energy, balancing services, capacity, and auctions or other methods 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

Chair
Hwikwon Ham, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Vice-Chair
Walt Cecil, Missouri Public Service Commission

Resources

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

Topics Include:
• Resource AdequacyAnnual resource planning (Module E)
• OMS-MISO Resource Adequacy survey
• Planning reserve margins and loss of load expectations (LOLE)
• Resources Adequacy Sub-Committee (RASC)

Chair
Werner Roth, Public Utility Commission of Texas
Vice-Chair
Judy Lindholm, Arkansas Public Service Commission 

Seams

Market provisions between MISO and other RTOs and non-RTOs and interregional transmission planning and allocation.

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

Chair
Adam McKinnie, Missouri Public Service Commission
Vice-Chair
Keith Berry, Arkansas Public Service Commission

Transmission Cost Allocation

Regional cost allocation issues.

Topics Include: 
• Regional cost allocation
• Cost allocation related to MISO’s Long-Range Transmission Planning initiative
• MISO Regional Expansion Criteria and Benefits Work Group (RECB)

Chair
Christine Ericson, Illinois Commerce Commission
Vice-Chair
David Carr, Mississippi Public Service Comission 

Transmission Planning

Regional transmission planning activities.

Topics Include:
• Order 1000 planning issues
• MISO Expansion Transmission Planning (MTEP) and futures development
• MISO’s Long-Range Transmission Planning initiative
• MISO Planning Advisory Committee (PAC)

Chair
Bob Vosberg, Louisiana Public Service Commission
Vice-Chair
 Nick Abraham, Michigan Public Service Commission