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Resource Availability and Need (RAN)

Last Modified - 12/06/2020

Evaluation of issues impacting the availability of resources sufficient to serve load and provide needed reserves at all times. Project details are tracked via specific sub-issues.  Sub-issues are available under Related Issue tab below.

MISO's evaluation of seasonal risks to resource adequacy began after a request from the Electric Natural Gas Coordination Task Force in 2013 and subsequent experience during the 2015 Polar Vortex.  Risks identified led to solution options focused on creating seasonal capacity procurements and accreditation in the Planning Resource Auction.   Previously, issues were centered on winter reliability concerns, driven largely by gas-electric (G-E) coordination issues and existing resource accreditation processes.  MISO and Stakeholders agree there is a need for additional flexibility and efficiency.

 

Status

Active

Priority

High

Integrated Roadmap

IR

Advisory Committee Priority

Preserve & enhance reliability
Assure resource adequacy

Updates

06/15/2020

Converted this RAN page into an "umbrella issue," meaning project specifics are tracked through individual sub-issues. The timeline for this project has been removed because timelines vary by sub-issue.

02/06/2020

An overview of the Aligning Resource Availability and Need (RAN) Whitepaper was provided at the Market Subcommittee.

01/17/2020

The Aligning Resource Availability and Need (RAN) Whitepaper was posted.

01/03/2020

Phase changed from Concept Design to Build

11/07/2019

Voted a High priority as part of MISO's 2019 Integrated Roadmap prioritization process.

07/10/2019

An update on RAN Sub-Issue RASC010 was presented at the RASC July 10, 2019 meeting. The next update for this Sub-Issue will occur at the RASC August 7 meeting.

06/06/2019

Presented update of data analyzed to address key questions and discuss possible gaps between resource availability and need now and in the future. Next update in Q3.

05/08/2019

An update on RAN Sub-Issue RASC010 was presented at the RASC May 8, 2019 meeting. The next update for this Sub-Issue will occur at the RASC July 10 meeting.

04/10/2019

Updates on RAN Sub-Issues RASC009 and RASC010 was presented at the RASC April 10, 2019 meeting. Sub-issue RASC009 is closed. The next update for Sub-Issue RASC010 will occur at the RASC May 8 meeting.

03/06/2019

Updates on RAN Sub-Issues RASC009 and RASC010 were presented at the RASC March 6, 2019 meeting. The next update for these Sub-Issues will occur at the RASC April 10 meeting.

02/06/2019

Updates on RAN Sub-Issues RASC009 and RASC010 were presented at the RASC February 6, 2019 meeting. The next update for these Sub-Issues will occur at the RASC March 6 meeting.

01/23/2019

Updated current phase, increased complexity and relationship to "High" given RAN is proceeding into phase 2 and 3 items which entail significant changes/additions to the current markets.

01/16/2019

Updates on RAN Sub-Issues RASC009 and RASC010 were presented at the RASC January 16, 2019 meeting. The next update for these Sub-Issues will occur at the RASC February 6 meeting.

10/04/2018

Reviewed potential solutions, stakeholder input, and committee recommendations. Feedback requested on 3 topics via the Feedback Tool by October 22, 2018.

09/10/2018

MISO posted Resource Availability and Need (RAN) evaluation whitepaper and requested stakeholder feedback through September 24, 2018.

08/02/2018

Presented summary of RAN gap analysis, solution evaluation framework, and next steps.

05/31/2018

Discussed Resource Availability and Need (RAN) guiding principles as well as potential enhancements to LMRs and outage coordination.

05/03/2018

Reviewed stakeholder feedback; discussed Resource Availability and Need (RAN) framework and timeline with Reliability Subcommittee (RSC).

04/05/2018

Initial discussion and timeline review with Reliability Subcommittee (RSC).

02/01/2018

Updated phase to Evaluate.

01/23/2018

Steering Committee reviewed issue and assigned to the Reliability Subcommittee (RSC).

01/12/2018

MISO posted a Resource Availability and Need (RAN) issue submission and summary for the Steering Committee. Post assignment, discussions will begin with stakeholders regarding the challenges posed by current and future portfolio changes facing the region.

05/04/2017

Owning entity updated to Resource Adequacy Subcommittee (RASC).

02/01/2017

Updated phase to Software Design and priority to Medium. Name changed to Resource Availability and Need.

09/01/2016

Filing deferred to 2017 to accommodate additional stakeholder discussion and allow for stakeholder focus on Competitive Retail Solution (CRS) effort.

05/01/2016

Stakeholders requested additional time prior to filing. MISO requested written feedback on areas that require clarity and will follow up with a revised schedule.

03/01/2016

Schedule adjusted; change communicated at March 2 Resource Adequacy Subcommittee (RASC). Change allows time for the footprint to prepare for the process change, including adjusting any commercial arrangements, and allows for certainty from a FERC process perspective (and thus the overall proposal).

02/02/2016

Discussed with Supply Adequacy Working Group (SAWG - Retired).

01/19/2016

Market Roadmap item added to Issue Tracking Tool. Related to IMM Recommendation 2014-5.