With growing energy demands throughout MISO's footprint, our services help ensure reliable, least-cost delivered energy. MISO’s Value Proposition documents how we unlock billions in annual benefits for the region. In 2020, those efforts provided between $3.1 billion and $3.9 billion in regional benefits, driven by enhanced reliability, more efficient use of the region’s existing transmission and generation assets, and a reduced need for new assets.
MISO’s Value Proposition affirms our core belief that a collective, region-wide approach to grid planning and management delivers the greatest benefits. Our landmark analysis serves as a model for other grid operators and transparently communicates the benefits in everything we do.
The value MISO adds became apparent shortly after the energy-only market began in 2005. To quantify this value, MISO – in collaboration with its stakeholders – created the MISO Value Proposition in 2007. The Value Proposition breaks MISO’s business model into recognized categories of benefits and calculates a range of dollar values for each defined category.
From 2009 through 2020, the Value Proposition studies revealed that the MISO region realized an estimated $30 billion in cumulative net benefits.
MISO's Value Proposition also demonstrates significant qualitative benefits: