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 Comission
Vice-Chair

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

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