external resource zones
MISO can create external zones for its annual capacity auction and place time limits on members’ settlement disputes, FERC ruled in a pair of Oct. 31 orders.
MISO is planning a study to ensure external resources bordering more than one of its local resource zones participates in only one zone.
MISO, commited to moving forward, said it plans to refile a plan to create external capacity resource zones with FERC by the end of the month.
FERC rejected MISO’s proposal to create external zones for its annual capacity auction but left the door open for a revised plan in the future.
MISO’s plan to create external resource zones in its annual capacity auction isn’t detailed enough on several fronts, FERC told the RTO.
After almost three years of deliberation, MISO is putting the final touches on a plan to create external resource zones for its annual capacity auction by 2019.
MISO staff asked the Resource Adequacy Subcommittee (RASC) for feedback on the group’s priorities for 2018 and how the RTO could import capacity from IESO.
MISO’s 2018 to-do list includes continuing efforts to expand energy storage participation and extensive software upgrades.
After discord surrounding MISO’s plan to incorporate external zones into its auction and divvy up excess revenues, Entergy emerged with its own plan.
MISO has decided to delay the formation of external resource zones and seasonal capacity.
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