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Industry Foundations

MISO 101

MISO’s vision is to be the most reliable, value-creating Regional Transmission Organization (RTO). That means keeping the power flowing reliably and at the lowest possible price everyday. 

Electric Grid 101

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.

Grid Planning Basics

Planning is necessary to meet the future reliability needs of the bulk electric system and is one of the three critical roles that MISO plays.  

Regulatory Agencies

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