Strategic Initiatives 

At the heart and soul of MISO is a commitment to drive value creation through reliability and market operations as well as value-added regional planning and innovation. Guiding our efforts are MISO's Strategic Plan and its six strategic elements.

Using this blueprint, we continuously challenge ourselves to create greater efficiencies in managing the interconnected transmission network, ultimately benefiting all consumers of energy.

MISO's Strategic Plan

MISO remains focused on continually finding ways to provide the least-cost delivered energy for all customers through the following strategic elements:

  • Facilitate integrated infrastructure investment
  • Continue to deliver and communicate benefits identified in MISO's Value Proposition
  • Sustain and grow the membership
  • Enhance products and performance
  • Achieve high performance through people, process and technology
  • Expand our role as an independent public policy educator

Delivering Value

We deliver value by finding better ways to facilitate demand response, reduce energy costs, fine-tune market mechanisms to further market liquidity, or encourage renewable energy use. Our wide range of services includes:

  • Market operations, including the day-ahead, real-time and operating reserve energy markets as well as financial transmission rights markets
  • Tariff administration
  • Open access coordination
  • Management of transmission constraints
  • Management of the physical transmission system for reliability and operational security
  • Maintenance of the open access same-time information system (OASIS) node
  • Management of markets, including billing and collections
  • Regional planning

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