Wind is an important aspect of utilities’ renewable portfolio standards and the Midwest Independent System Operator is committed to ensuring wind power is utilized efficiently and reliably. That is the message MISO President and CEO John R. Bear delivered to a recent American Wind Energy Association conference.

“MISO is committed to improving our ability to reliably manage all generation resources in order to continue providing the lowest-cost energy to our members and their customers. We look forward to working closely with state regulators to implement renewables as a significant aspect of our members’ renewable portfolio standard in an efficient and reliable manner,” said Bear.

Some of the ways the organization seeks to achieve this include improved wind forecasting and transmission planning processes that allow the lowest-cost energy to be delivered to its customers.

MISO ensures reliable operation of, and equal access to high voltage power lines in 11 US states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO is a non-profit 501 (C) (4) organization.