Eligible Projects

Starting with the MTEP15 cycle, any Board-approved projects that are defined as Market Efficiency Projects (MEP) or Multi-Value Projects(MVP) are considered Eligible Projects. MISO reviews the Board-approved MTEP reports to identify eligible projects. Eligible projects are subject to MISO’s Competitive Developer Selection Process unless excluded by Attachment FF Sections VIII.A.1 - VIII.A.3. 

State or Local Rights of First Refusal

Many states within the MISO Transmission System have passed laws that give priority to incumbent transmission owners or limit which entities can own, construct, or operate transmission facilities. MISO has compiled a list of relevant laws and jurisdictions.

Upgrades to existing transmission facilities include any expansions replacements, or modifications made to existing transmission line or existing substation facilities. The transmission owner has the right to develop, own, and operate any upgrade to its transmission facilities. For more information regarding the criteria for upgrades to existing transmission line and substation facilities, read MISO Tariff Attachment FF Section VIII.A. 2. 

These are Market Efficiency Projects that: 

  • Meet the requirements for designation as a Baseline Reliability Project 

  • Address a reliability need identified in a Baseline Study 

  • Are needed within 36 months from the month in which MISO’s Board of Directors approved Appendix A of a MTEP 

  • Are effective beginning MTEP20  

The transmission facilities comprising an Immediate Need Reliability Project are assigned to the applicable Transmission Owner to develop, own, and operate in accordance with the ISO Agreement. For more information read MISO Tariff Attachment FF Section VIII.A.3.

The table shows all Eligible Projects reviewed by MTEP cycle with notation of exclusion or competitive selection.

Plan Cycle Project  MTEP Project ID  Facility  Owner  Scope of Work  Exclusion
MTEP21 -- -- LRTP Tranche 1 Portfolio -- -- --
MTEP20 No eligible projects -- -- -- -- --
MTEP19 Michigan City to Trail Creek to Bosserman 138 kV 18585/NC11 Michigan City Substation NIPSCO Replace sub terminal equipment Upgrade
Michigan City – Trail Creek 138 kV Transmission Line NIPSCO Replace existing structures and conductors Upgrade
Trail Creek Substation  NIPSCO Replace sub terminal equipment Upgrade
Trail Creek – Bosserman 138 kV Transmission Line NIPSCO Replace existing structures and conductors Upgrade
Bosserman Substation AEP None N/A
MTEP18 No eligible projects -- -- -- -- --
MTEP17 Hartburg - Sabine Junction 500kV 13864 500 kV Transmission Line New Construct new 500kV transmission line Competitive
500 kV Substation ETI Install additional plant within an existing substation Upgrade
230 kV Substation ETI Install additional plant within an existing substation Upgrade
MTEP16 Huntley-Wilmarth 345 kV 11883 Huntley Substation ITCM Install additional plant within an existing substation State ROFR and Upgrade
Huntley - Wilmarth 345 kV Transmission Line New Construct new 345 kV transmission line State ROFR
Wilmarth Substation NSPM Install additional plant within an existing substation State ROFR and Upgrade
MTEP15 Duff Coleman EHV 345kV 10142 345 kV Transmission Line New New 345 kV Transmission Line,
Duff 345 kV Substation to Coleman EHV 345 kV Substation
Competitive
Duff EHV Substation SIGE / Vectren Install additional plant within an existing substation Upgrade
Coleman EHV Substation Big Rivers Electric Install additional plant within an existing substation Upgrade