Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that delivers safe, cost-effective electric power across 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO is committed to reliable, nondiscriminatory operation of the bulk power transmission system and collaborating with all stakeholders to create cost-effective and innovative solutions for our changing industry. MISO operates one of the world’s largest energy markets with more than $29 billion in annual gross market energy transactions.
Our cornerstones of customer service, effective communication and operational excellence anchor our mission to work collaboratively and transparently with our stakeholders to enable reliable delivery of low-cost energy through efficient, innovative operations and planning. Learn how we demonstrate our mission through our Strategic Plan.
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 a simple vision changed the way the energy industry operates.