November 30, 2023

MISO Planning Advisory Committee (PAC)

MISO, SPP Ditch 90/10 JTIQ Allocation After $465M DOE Grant
Weeks after the nearly $2 billion Joint Targeted Interconnection Queue (JTIQ) transmission portfolio was awarded a $465 million Department of Energy grant, MISO and SPP are switching their proposed cost allocation for the projects.
MISO Decides Battery Storage Can Use As-available Tx Service
Battery storage that charges from the grid should be able to use non-firm transmission service, MISO has decided.
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MISO to Focus on LRTP, Congestion for MTEP 24
MISO says its 2024 Transmission Expansion Plan will look much the same as last year’s MTEP.
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MISO Says Overloads and Congestion Loom Without 2nd Long-range Tx Portfolio
After completing its initial economic and reliability analysis, MISO has found numerous overloads and congestion await its system if it doesn’t recommend a second long-range transmission plan portfolio.
NextEra Energy Resources
MISO Agrees to Dial Back Tx Service Requirements for Energy Storage
MISO agrees that it should relax onerous transmission service requirements for energy storage resources charging from the grid.
MISO PAC Considers Lower, $9B MTEP 23 Transmission Package
The revised MTEP 23 plan dropped from $9.4 billion to $8.96 billion with the deferral of phase 3 of Entergy Louisiana’s Amite South reliability project.
The Boldt Co.
MISO to Assess Extending Queue’s COD Grace Period
In light of stressed-out supply chains and a bogged-down study process, MISO has agreed to re-evaluate its rules around commercial operation dates in its interconnection queue.
Alliant Energy
MISO Sticks with MW Caps, Higher Fees to Pare Down Queue Requests
MISO says it will file in October to put stronger obligations and more monetary risk on queue entry to weed out speculative generation projects and take pressure off its overcrowded interconnection queue.
NextEra Energy
Stakeholders Puzzled by MISO Transmission Service Requirements for Battery Storage
MISO stakeholders are trying to figure out what transmission service requirements the grid operator has in place for battery storage that charges from the grid.
DTE Energy
MISO Aims for Manageable Interconnection Queue
MISO proposes megawatt limits on annual project proposals, tripled entry fees and escalating penalty charges in its quest to oust speculative projects and lighten its gridlocked interconnection queue.

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