MISO Comments on EPA Clean Power Plan 

 

Expresses concerns around reliability, timing

For Immediate Release
Nov. 25, 2014

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Carmel, Ind. – MISO filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed Clean Power Plan.  MISO’s comments filed with the EPA can be found here.

 Below is a statement from John R. Bear, president and CEO of MISO:

 “MISO has identified electric system reliability concerns related to the proposed rule’s 2020-2029 interim performance requirements.  The MISO region faces declining power reserve margins due to EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards and other factors.  The Clean Power Plan will drive further changes to the energy resources used across our footprint.   Building new generation, natural gas infrastructure and transmission facilities necessary to support electric system reliability will take more time than the interim performance period allows. 

 “The final rule should give states flexibility to design compliance strategies that preserve reliability and ensure efficient outcomes.

 “Today’s comments to the EPA reflect months of work by MISO, member companies and regulators.  We thank our stakeholders for their input on MISO’s comments.”

 Click here to learn more about MISO’s study of the Clean Power Plan. 

About MISO
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.