Markets and Operations 

As one of the world’s leading Regional Transmission Organizations and the largest geographical organization of its kind, MISO provides independent, equal and non-discriminatory access to the electric transmission system. MISO's efficient market operations ensure and support increased grid reliability.  

In 2015, those efforts provided between $2.1 billion and $3.1 billion in regional benefits, driven by enhanced reliability, more efficient use of the region’s existing transmission and generation assets, and a reduced need for new assets. Find out more from our annual Value Proposition study. 

Market System Enhancements 

MSE LogoOur ability to successfully execute our strategy is predicated on having secure systems that provide the tools, performance and information required to manage the grid reliably. Over the course of the next five years, we will work with our stakeholders to update and enhance our market systems. These strategic investments ensure MISO will continue delivering reliability and value.  

Market System Evaluation Report
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Energy Markets

Energy MarketMISO's world-class energy markets serve as a platform for matching the supply and demand of energy. As a result, our energy markets and their efficient operation optimize transmission utilization, allow market transparency, eliminate pancaked transmission rates and centralize unit commitment and dispatch.

Day-Ahead Market Time Change begins Nov. 5, 2016
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