Monday, February 18, 2019

MISO Accepting Market Roadmap Ideas

CARMEL, Ind. — MISO is seeking stakeholder suggestions on how it can improve its market design under its Market Roadmap process.

The project suggestion window, open through April, is part of the RTO’s biennial process of soliciting input from market participants.

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This year’s effort will be scaled back because of the ongoing, $130 million project to replace MISO’s market platform, Lakisha Johnson, market strategy adviser, said during a Feb. 8 Market Subcommittee meeting. (See 8 Projects Set for 2018 MISO Market Roadmap.)

Stakeholders have until May 1 to submit new ideas for market improvements, and the RTO has scheduled a June 7 workshop to discuss submissions. Stakeholders will then have until July 12 to rank the new ideas, which will influence MISO staff decisions on what improvements to pursue. Through December, MISO and stakeholders will work to integrate the selected ideas into the RTO’s existing list of Market Roadmap projects.

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission staff member Hwikwon Ham asked MISO if this year’s submission window will line up with the Independent Market Monitor’s annual State of the Market report, which provides market design recommendations.

The Monitor is planning to release the report earlier this year in an attempt to better align the two sets of recommendations, IMM staffer Michael Wander said.

— Amanda Durish Cook