MISO is an essential link in the safe, cost-effective delivery of electric power across all or parts of 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. As a Regional Transmission Organization, MISO assures consumers of unbiased regional grid management and open access to the transmission facilities under MISO’s functional supervision.
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Real-Time Smart Grid Technology
Our Mission and Cornerstones
As a user of Smart Grid technology, MISO furthers the U.S. Department of Energy’s goal of revitalizing the nation’s electric grid. Information gathered from our synchrophasors allows us to detect conditions of the electric grid 30 times every second. Synchrophasors provide immediate value - enhancing MISO’s ability to simulate and troubleshoot the bulk power system to bring a new level of situational awareness for grid operators.
Our cornerstones anchor our mission to pursue operational excellence and to drive value creation through efficient reliability/market operations, planning and innovation. Learn how we demonstrate our mission through our Strategic Plan.
- Customer Service
- Effective Communication
- Operational Excellence
Our services help ensure reliable, least-cost delivered energy for all electricity consumers. The quantifiable value of the products and services we provide through open, efficient market operations strengthens regional reliability.
MISO exists to provide an independent platform for efficient regional energy markets. Since 2001, we have fostered wholesale electric
competition in the region, created greater system reliability and established coordinated, value-based regional planning.
Learn more about how we fulfill FERC's vision of an independent regional transmission organization.