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Jennifer Curran

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Jennifer Curran, Vice President, System Planning

Ms. Curran leads the company’s ongoing efforts to ensure wholesale market participants and, ultimately, energy consumers, benefit from MISO’s regional coordination of short and long-term system planning. Her responsibilities include oversight of generator interconnection, transmission service, transmission cost allocation methodologies, energy policy analyses, and transmission planning for reliability, economics and public policy needs.  Additionally, Curran oversees the development of the strategic vision for MISO’s market, reliability and system planning procedures with neighboring RTOs, ISOs and other electric utilities. 

Since joining MISO in 2004, Curran has served in various strategic, business planning and operational oversight roles. Most recently, she was a leader in the eight-year effort to enhance reliability and increase regional generation efficiency through a region-wide transmission plan, which resulted in approval of a regional transmission portfolio known as multi-value projects.

Prior to joining MISO, Curran was manager of Power Generation & Supply Strategy for the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-Continent Regions at Reliant Resources. 

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.