MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator) is an independent, not-for-profit, member-based organization responsible for operating the power grid across 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. 42 million people depend on MISO to generate and transmit the right amount of electricity every minute of every day. MISO is committed to delivering electricity reliably, dependably, and cost-effectively.
In addition to managing the power grid within our region, MISO administers the buying and selling of electricity, and partners with members and stakeholders to plan the grid of the future.
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.