Operator Interface

MISO Communication System is moving to a new, technologically advanced Operator Interface application as a part of a multi-year, four-phase upgrade. The new interface will give operators and stakeholders better communications and reliability, supporting declarations and improving situational awareness between MISO and its members. 

The Operator Interface will provide visual enhancements within the instructional aspects of the declaration and navigation to complete required tasks within the application.

·        The Generator Start/Stop Tool in the MCS, the backup means of resource start/stop notifications, will remain in MCS. The primary means of resource start/stop notifications continue to be via the MUI 2.0.

·        MISO Control Room Operators and the Independent Market Monitor will continue to use the MCS for Operator Logging.

·        The actions necessary for Load Balancing Authorities MCS users will continue to occur in the MCS for Firm Load Shed and Load Management Measures. These tools will transition into the Operator Interface in a later phase.

Phase 1: Launch of the Demand Side Resource Interface (DSRI). Completed on July 1, 2021. See project information regarding the DSRI.

Phase 2: Focuses on the creation and ability to deliver a new and improved MISO System Declarations and also provide the MISO Shift Manager the ability to deliver informational messages that directly impact real time operations. Expected completion: 2023.

Phase 3: Expected completion: TBD

Phase 4: Expected completion: TBD

The new Operator Interface will provide flexibility in receiving declarations and message notifications by different modalities.

Presentations and videos for the workshops are in the Learning Center and helpful knowledge articles are linked below. 

How to Access MISO’s Operator Interface -  KA-01406  

Operation Interface - KA-01417 

Operator Interface FAQ - KA-01437

Events Date
Operator Interface Training Workshop June 19, 2023
Operator Interface Training Workshop August 14, 2023
Operator Interface Training Workshop September 18, 2023
MISO Operator Fall Training October 5, 2023
MISO Operator Fall Training October 19, 2023
MISO Operator Fall Training October 26, 2023
MISO Online User Guide Available in the MISO Learning Center October 27, 2023
MISO Start of Parallel Operations November 1, 2023
MISO Operator Fall Training November 9, 2023
Live Office Hours November 11 ,2023
Pulse Survey December 13, 2023
Pulse Survey December 27, 2023
Pulse Survey January 10, 2024
Turn off Declarations in MCS –
Declarations and Messages ONLY available in Operator Interface
January 12, 2024