Deep Dive: MISO says “Oh no!”

Deep Dive: MISO says “Oh no!”

This week, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s CEO, John Bear, wrote in the grid operator’s Reliability Imperative that the “energy transition” is destabilizing MISO’s footprint. “[T]he transition that is underway to get to a decarbonized end state is posing material, adverse challenges to electric reliability,” he wrote. 

“A key risk is that many existing ‘dispatchable’ resources that can be turned on and off and adjusted as needed are being replaced with weather-dependent resources such as wind and solar that have materially different characteristics and capabilities,” Bear added.

Today, we’re going to dig into MISO’s report and what it means for America.

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