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RTO Activity

MPUA has municipal members and power generation in both the MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operators) and SPP (Southwest Power Pool) Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs) as well as the Associated Electric territory. Because decisions made by the RTOs have a significant impact on municipal utilities, MPUA advocates and participates in RTO proceedings as a service to members.


MPUA staff and consultants take part in MISO and SPP meetings to monitor and provide comments on the development of tariffs and RTO policies. As a market participant in both RTOs, MPUA votes in MISO and SPP Board meetings and participates in stakeholder and committee meetings. 


In addition to participation in the RTO stakeholder process, MPUA tracks and participates in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings, where RTO disputes are adjudicated.


SPP Committee & MISO Committee

  • The SPP Committee and MISO Committee are standing committees of the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC). Committee chairs hold a position on the MJMEUC Executive Committee.
  • Each committee hosts a monthly conference call with time for questions and staff/consultant updates on the activities of the RTO
  • Monthly newsletter updates are disseminated to any interested MPUA members


  • MPUA is a Qualified Transmission Owner in MISO and SPP
  • Through a Co-Development Agreement with GridLiance, MPUA may participate in transmission projects for the benefit our members
  • MPUA is a member of the Transmission Access Policy Study Group (TAPS) which advocates for open and equal transmission access and strong protections against the exercise of market power in electric markets


MPUA staff/consultant participation in MISO and SPP

MISO Stakeholder Groups:


• Board of Directors
• Seams Management Working Group
• Market Subcommittee
• Loss of Load Expectation Working Group
• Resource Adequacy Subcommittee
• Credit Settlements Working Group
• Advisory Committee
• Steering Committee
• MISO-SPP Interregional Planning Stakeholder Advisory Committee
• Interconnection Process Task Force
• Planning Advisory Committee
• Regional Expansion Criteria and Benefits Working Group
• Entergy Regional State Committee
• Economic Planning Users Group
• Informational Forum

SPP Stakeholder Groups:


• Board of Directors/Members Committee
• Regional State Committee
• Markets and Operations Policy Committee 
• Regional Tariff Working Group 
• Market Working Group 
• Cost Allocation Working Group 
• Strategic Planning Committee
• Corporate Governance Committee
• Business Practices Working Group
• Supply Adequacy Working Group
• Competitive Transmission Process Task Force
• Economic Studies Working Group
• Gas-Electric Coordination Task Force
• Project Cost Working Group
• Regional Allocation Review Task Force
• Seams Steering Committee
• Billing Determinant Task Force, Chair
• Crediting Process Task Force
• Z2 Task Force & Z2 Payment Plan Task Force
• Process Improvement Tariff Task Force
• SPP-MISO Interregional Planning Stakeholder Advisory Committee 
• SPP-AECI Interregional Planning Stakeholder Advisory Committee
• Stakeholder Prioritization Task Force 
• Transmission Working Group
• Clean Power Plan Task Force 
• Strategic Planning Committee Task Force on New Members

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