Work Groups

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
Erik Hanser, Michigan Public Service Commission
Vice-Chair
Zac Callen, Illinois Commerce Commission

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
Walt Cecil, Missouri Public Service Commission
Vice-Chair
Adam Renfandt, North Dakota 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
Laura Witzling, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

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
Justin McNeil, Kentucky Public Service Commission

Transmission

Participates in regional & interregional transmission planning activities including interconnection and cost allocation issues. 

Topics Include: 
• Planning Advisory Committee (PAC)
• Planning Subcommittee (PSC)
• Interconnection Process WG (IPWG)
• Long Range Transmission Planning (LRTP) Workshops
• Regional Expansion Criteria & Benefits WG (RECBWG)

Chair
Bob Vosberg, Louisiana Public Service Commission
Vice-Chair
Javier Martinez, Public Service Commission on Wisconsin