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MISO Overview

Carmel, IN
501 to 1000 employees
1999
Nonprofit Organization
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We create value by enabling the reliable delivery of least-cost energy for end-use consumers like you and me. We do this through improved reliability of the transmission system, efficient energy markets, planning and innovation. The combined results of these efforts is more than ... Read more

Mission: Work collaboratively and transparently with our stakeholders to enable reliable delivery of low-cost energy through efficient, innovative operations and planning.

MISO – Why Work For Us?


About Us

MISO is an essential link in the safe, cost-effective delivery of electric power across all or parts of 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. As a Regional Transmission Organization, MISO assures consumers of unbiased regional grid management and open access to the transmission facilities under MISO’s functional supervision.

 

Learn how we demonstrate our mission through our Strategic Plan

MISO and its members find new ways to strengthen the reliability of the region’s interconnected transmission network, bringing benefits to all consumers of electricity. Our transparent market operations, value-based regional planning, and independence help us build a stronger, more reliable electric grid for today — and tomorrow. 


Reliability Assurance:  MISO uses superior tools and processes to maintain and manage reliability. By answering this important responsibility we provide enhanced operating and monitoring of the regional electric grid and more efficient use of the region’s transmission infrastructure. 

Competitive Markets:  We manage one of the world’s largest energy markets, clearing billions in gross market charges annually. We use a five-minute commitment process that provides market liquidity and transparent pricing while also minimizing congestion and maximizing efficient energy transmission.

Transmission and Resource Planning:  MISO facilitates value-based regional planning for reliable generation and transmission of energy. Our ongoing studies and evaluations consider seasonal demand fluctuations, growing consumer needs and the integration of renewable energy.

Tariff Administration:  As a regional transmission organization, we are the sole decision-making authority on the provision of transmission service in accordance with our FERC-approved tariff. Additionally, we coordinate transmission use and administration with other tariffs in the region.

Our History

Our wide range of services began simply enough. Several transmission owners recognized the benefits of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s vision to form an independently operated regional transmission system. They voluntarily come together in 1998 to establish MISO. As a Regional Transmission Organization, MISO:

  • Provides Independent Transmission Service in 15 states and the Canadian Province of Manitoba
  • Operates Competitive Day-Ahead, Real-Time Energy and Ancillary Services Markets 
  • Serves as the Regional Balancing Authority 




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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Carmel, IN
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    I have been working at MISO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Profit sharing
    End of year bonus
    vacation and sick time given at beginning of year, not accrued

    Cons

    Lots of over educated under qualified folks are hired
    quarterly update schedule can mess up holidays for the whole year

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MISO Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
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    I applied online. I interviewed at MISO (Indianapolis, IN) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Very unorganized, one of the interviewer showed up 20 minutes late. Rather unfriendly group of people, ask lots of BS behavioral questions, and zero questions about relevant things that actually has a direct impact on the job!

    Interview Questions

    • Describe this and that, tell me about a situation, etc.....total BS and uninviting structure, makes one very uncomfortable and develop and easy feeling about the company culture!   Answer Question
    • The process after the interview is what really make you NOT want to have anything to do with this organization.....   1 Answer
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MISO Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 SERC President's Award, SERC, 2016
  • Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, 2011

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