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Resource Adequacy

In the MISO region, customer-facing utilities are responsible for making sure they can meet customer needs. We support this responsibility by providing secure and reliable ways for utilities to buy or sell capacity.

In support of our goal to ensure resource adequacy, we aim to maintain confidence in the attainability of resource adequacy at all times. We provide optimal markets and enough transparency to build confidence in our resource adequacy assessments.

Planning Resource Auction (PRA)

This voluntary annual capacity auction provides a way for Market Participants to meet resource adequacy requirements. The location-specific approach of the PRA encourages resources to take part in the zones where they provide the most benefit.

Coordinated Seasonal Assessment (CSA) 

The CSA evaluates the performance of the MISO transmission system under anticipated near-term loading conditions for summer and winter peak seasons. MISO members and neighboring planning entities work with MISO planners and provide feedback on the study scope, modeling and outage updates, and analysis review. The assessment highlights potential system limitations and issues in the upcoming seasons to help system operators develop preventative actions and confirm past experiences or assumptions.

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