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Industry Foundations

Energy 101

The process of lighting up a room is not quite as simple as just flipping the light switch. Start here for the ins and outs of the energy industry. 

Grid Basics

The electrical grid is an interconnected network responsible for delivering electricity from producers to consumers. Start here to understand MISO's role in grid operations.

Energy Market Basics

Energy is bought and sold similarly to any other product. Start here for information on energy markets and how MISO operates them.

Transmission Planning Basics

Transmission planning is necessary to meet the reliability needs of the bulk electric system and is one of the roles that MISO plays.  

Regulatory Agencies

MISO interacts with several regulatory agencies and complies with their standards and requirements.