MISO Clears Second Annual Capacity Auction 

136,912 MW of Planning Resources Available to meet 2014-15 Forecasted Demand

For Immediate Release
April 15, 2014

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Carmel, Ind. – MISO successfully completed its second annual Planning Resource Auction under its enhanced Resource Adequacy construct this week.  The auction covered the 2014-15 Planning-Year clearing 136,912 MW of Planning Resources from nine Local Resource Zones to meet MISO’s system-wide and zonal Planning Reserve Margin Requirements (PRMR).

This year’s auction produced three auction-clearing prices for the 2014-15 planning year.

  • Zone 1 (Minnesota, North Dakota, and Western Wisconsin) cleared at $3.29 per MW-day driven by the zone’s capacity export limitations
  • Zones 2-7 (Upper Michigan, Eastern Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Lower Michigan)  cleared at $16.75 per MW-day
  • Zones 8 and 9 (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas)  cleared at $16.44 per MW-Day as constraints related to expected intra-RTO dispatch ranges bound between the MISO South and the MISO Central/North Regions 

Results of the auction indicate an excess of 12,201 MW resource credits above the system’s need to meet forecasted demand during the 2014-15 planning year, despite increases to MISO’s Planning Reserve Margin and increases in Coincident Peak Forecasts.

Cleared Planning Resources include 124,556 MW of Generation Resources, 3,743 MW of Behind-the-Meter Generation, 5,457 MW of Demand Response, and 3,156 MW of External Resources.

Access the auction results from the Resource Adequacy section of MISO’s website.

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MISO ensures reliable operation of, and equal access to  high-voltage power lines in 11 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO manages one of the world's largest energy markets, with $18.4 billion in gross annual market charges.  MISO was approved as the nation's first regional transmission organization in 2001.  The non-profit 501(C)(4) organization is governed by an independent Board of Directors and is headquartered in Carmel, Ind., with operations centers in Carmel and St. Paul, Minn. Membership is voluntary.