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Operating the power grid, managing the energy markets, planning the future grid

MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator) is an independent, not-for-profit, member-based organization focused on three critical tasks:

- Managing the generation and transmission of high-voltage electricity across 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba

- Managing the energy markets in the MISO region 

- Planning the grid of tomorrow

42 million people depend on MISO to generate and transmit the right amount of electricity every minute of every day - reliably, dependably, and cost-effectively.

Learn more about what we do and how we do it.

MISO Corporate Fact Sheet

2021 Community Impact Report

Our mission is to work collaboratively and transparently with our stakeholders to enable the reliable delivery of low-cost energy through efficient, innovative operations and planning.

Learn how we demonstrate our mission through our Corporate Strategy. 


MISO became the nation's first FERC-approved Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) on December 20, 2001. Since then, the size of the MISO region has expanded from our northern borders into Canada, down to the Gulf of Mexico.

Today, MISO ensures the safe and reliable deliver of electricity to the 42 million people who live in the MISO region. Learn more about how a simple vision changed the way the energy industry operates.  

It's our leadership team that makes MISO a great place to work. Their inspiration, vision and drive ensures our team delivers the value our members expect. 

Meet our leaders.

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