Transmission and Generation Planning 101

Along with operating the power grid and facilitating the energy markets within the MISO region, MISO plays a critical role planning the grid of tomorrow. This responsibility is driven by input from our members and stakeholders. We work together to ensure the power keeps flowing and the lights stay on for the 45 million people living in the MISO region. System planning is all about making sure we have the right generation coupled with the right transmission to ensure the reliable, affordable, and sustainable delivery of electricity. Using advanced modeling and thorough research, wholesale market participants and, ultimately, energy consumers, benefit from MISO’s coordination of short and long-term planning.

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