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MISO Overview

Carmel, IN
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
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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    I worked at MISO full-time (More than 10 years)


    Good environment, good benefits, great parking


    Some of the jobs could be transferred to Carmel IN.

    Advice to Management

    They seem to know their jobs.

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MISO Photos

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MISO photo of: Employees gather for a pic before the Big Ugly Run to Bubs for a 1lb cooked beef burger!
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MISO Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at MISO (Carmel, IN) in October 2017.


    First phone interview going over clarification of your resume and answering what the company is about. Next would be an on-site interview with a few managers asking general questions about the position, company, and specific technical skills pertaining to the job.

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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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