Alternative Dispute Resolution 

Occasionally, disputes arise. Perhaps two or more parties have different interpretations of the Transmission Owners Agreement, Tariff, or a transmission provider’s business practices, resulting in conflict. The Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee is a board-appointed, closed committee consisting of six MISO member representatives, which reflects the diversity of the region’s transmission owners and members, including sizes, entity types and geographic locations.

Learn more about the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.

Requesting Dispute Resolution

Established, third-party processes can work for you in the midst of an unresolved dispute or a suspected breach of compliance. The ADR Committee appoints trained arbitrators/mediators to help you resolve conflicts and issues while you maintain productive operations and working relationships. See how the process works in Attachment HH of the Tariff and the Business Practices Manual for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Complete the Request Alternative Dispute Resolution form to begin the process. Please also use whatever format you prefer to describe the following details:

  • How did the dispute develop?
  • What was the cause of the dispute?
  • What parties are affected?
  • What actions have you taken to-date?
  • Is this a single event or a series of repetitive events?
  • Will a decision about the matter affect FERC jurisdiction under section 205 or 206 of the Federal Power Act or any state authority’s jurisdiction?

Becoming an Arbitrator or Mediator

Complete an application if you would like the ADR committee to consider you as a qualified arbitrator or mediator for MISO. Candidates must meet strict requirements, including familiarity with commercial issues relating to electric transmission and/or wholesale energy markets, prior experience as an arbitrator or mediator, prior experience as a state or federal court judge and more. See the application for details.