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.

Chair
Tricia DeBleeckere, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Vice-Chair
David Schmitt, Iowa Utilities Board

Markets

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

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)
    • 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

Chair
Werner Roth, Public Utility Commission of Texas
Vice-Chair
Akanksha Craft, Public Service Commission 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

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

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)

Chair
David Carr, Mississippi Public Service Commission
Vice-Chair
Randel Pilo, Public Service Commission 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)

Chair
Bonnie Janssen, Michigan Public Service Commission
Vice-Chair
Enrique Bacalao, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin