Knowledge Articles

  • Asset Owner Changes During the Planning Year

    Description: Resources committed in the Planning Resource Auction (PRA) may change their ownership from one Asset Owner (AO) to another throughout the plan year.

    Keywords: AO, Asset Owner, Change, PRA, Planning, Auction, Resource Adequacy, MECT, Module E

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Battery Storage Resource Accreditation

    Description: Battery storage resources are eligible to qualify as a BTMG-type Load Modifying Resources (LMR).

    Keywords: Battery Storage, Resource, Qualify, Eligible, LMR. Load Modifying, Resource Adequacy, Planning, Accreditation, Behind the Meter, BTMG

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Defer Installed Capacity (ICAP) Prior to Planning Resource Auction

    Description: Under defined criteria, ICAP Deferrals allow Market Participants (MPs) to participate in the Planning Resource Auction (PRA) using Zonal Resource Credits (

    Keywords: ICAP, Installed Capacity, Planning, Resource, Auction, Resource Adequacy, Zonal, Credit

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Demand Resource (DR) Registration Period

    Description: Market Participants (MP) must confirm asset changes prior to the Commercial Model update.

    Keywords: Demand Resource, DR, Registration, Confirm, Resource Adequacy, Planning, Fixed Resource Adequacy, FRAP, Deadline

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Demand Response (DR) Testing Period

    Description: Load Modifying Resources (LMR) include Behind-the-Meter Generation (BTMG) and Demand Resources (DR) available during capacity and trans. emergencies

    Keywords: Demand Resource, DR, Test, LMR, Behind the Meter, BTMG, Module E-1, Requirements, Resource Adequacy, Planning, Emergency Capacity

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Demand Response (DR) Testing Requirements 1

    Description: emand Response (DR) Testing Requirements

    Keywords: LMR, Load Modifying Resource, Behind the Meter, Demand Resource, Resource Adequacy, Planning, Module E, Module E-1

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Demand Response (DR) Testing Requirements 2

    Description: Describes resources included in Demand Response 2 testing requirements

    Keywords: Demand Response, DR 2, DR, LMR, Load Modifying, Behind the Meter, Module E, Module E-1, Resource Adequacy, Planning

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Equivalent Forced Outage Rate Demand (XEFORd) in Generator Availability Data System (GADS)

    Description: Defines and describes XEFORd (Equivalent Forced Outage Rate Demand)

    Keywords: XEFORd, GADS, Generator Data, Resource Adequacy, Planning, Forced Outage,

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Executing Zonal Resource Credit (ZRC) Transactions

    Description: Zonal Resource Credit (ZRC) transactions allow two Market Participants to exchange Zonal Resource Credits (ZRCs).

    Keywords: ZRC, Zonal Resource Credit, Resource Adequacy, Transfer, Exchange, Resource Adequacy

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Fixed Resource Adequacy Plan (FRAP)

    Description: Describes the Fixed Resource Adequacy Plan requirements.

    Keywords: Fixed Resource Adequacy, Plan, Planning, FRAP, Resource Adequacy, Planning Reserve Margin, Local Clearing, Local Resource, Submit

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Fixed Resource Adequacy Plan (FRAP) Zonal Resource Credits (ZRCs)

    Description: Describes the Fixed Resource Adequacy Plan

    Keywords: Fixed Resource, FRAP, Zonal Resource Credit, ZRC, Resource Adequacy, Planning, Reserve Margin, Local Clearing, Local Resource

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Full Responsibility Transactions (FRT)

    Description: Full Responsibility Transactions (FRT)

    Keywords: FRT, Full Responsibility, Transaction, Load obligation, MECT, Module E, Capacity Tracking, Resource Adequacy, Planning

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Full Responsibility Transactions (FRT) Defined

    Description: Market Participants may assume load obligation(s) for another Market Participant entering a FRT in the MECT.

    Keywords: Load obligation, FRT, Full Responsibility Transaction, Module E, Capacity Tracking, MECT, Resource Adequacy, Planning

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Generator Availability Data System (GADS)

    Description: Types of data imported to MISO PowerGads system.

    Keywords: GADS, Generator Availability Data, Import, PowerGADS, Resource Adequacy, Planning

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Generator Availability Data System (GADS) Data Types

    Description: Generating resources are required to submit GADS data to MISO.

    Keywords: GADS, Generator Availability Data, Data Types, Generation, Resource Adequacy, Planning, Report, Required, Submit

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Generator Availability Data System (GADS) Adding New Unit

    Description: Generation Resources greater than or equal to 10 MW (based on Generation Verification Tested Capacity (GVTC)) must submit their Generator Availability Data

    Keywords: GADS, Generator Availability, Add, PowerGADS, GVTC, Capacity, Resource Adequacy, Planning

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Generator Availability Data System (GADS) Reporting Requirements

    Description: Generation resources greater than 10 MW are required to submit GADS data to MISO.

    Keywords: GADS, Generator Availability, Report Required, Resource, PowerGADS, Resource Adequacy, Planning

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Generator Availability Data System (GADS) Reporting Timeline

    Description: GADS data must be submitted on a quarterly basis.

    Keywords: GADS, Generator Availability, Reporting, Timeline, Resource Adequacy, Planning

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    Published On: Oct 13, 2021

  • Generator Availability Data System (GADS) Resource Types

    Description: Resource types required to submit GADS data to MISO.

    Keywords: GADS, Resource, Type, Required to submit, PowerGADS, Resource Adequacy, Planning

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Generator Availability Data System (GADS) Unlock Units

    Description: PowerGADS data entry is locked after the submission deadline has passed.

    Keywords: GADS, Generator Availability Data, PowerGADS, Unlock, Resource Adequacy, Planning, Capacity

    Views: 24

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Generator Capability Testing

    Description: Describes testing requirements for generator capability in MISO.

    Keywords: Resource Adequacy, Generator, Testing, Summer Peak, Winter Peak, Net Capability, Planning

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Generator Verification Test Capacity (GVTC) Corrections by Unit Type

    Description: Corrections for Air Temperature, Relative Humidity and Cooling Water Temperature are applied based on unit type.

    Keywords: GVTC, Generator Verification Test, Correction, Resource Adequacy, Planning

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Generator Verification Test Capacity (GVTC) Extension Request

    Description: MPs representing Generation Resources are required to use reasonable efforts to submit GVTC by October 31 prior to the upcoming Planning Year

    Keywords: GVTC, Extension, Reporting Deadline, Resource Adequacy, Submit, Generator, Verification, Planning Year

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Generator Verification Test Capacity (GVTC) Peak Date and Times

    Description: Brief description of GVTC value and location of summer peak date and time.

    Keywords: GVTC, Generator, Verification, Test, Capacity, Resource Adequacy, Planning, Summer, Peak, Planning

    Views: 10

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Generator Verification Test Capacity (GVTC) Timeline

    Description: Generation Verification Test Capacity data must be submitted annually.

    Keywords: Generator Verification Test Capacity, GVTC, Timeline, Resource Adequacy, PowerGADS, GADS, Planning Year

    Views: 21

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • How is Planning Reserve Margin Requirement (PRMR) calculated

    Description: Planning Resources are maintained for each Local Resource Zone (LRZ) to meet the MISO footprint’s Planning Reserve Margin Requirement (PRMR).

    Keywords: PRMR, Calculated, Calculation, Planning Reserve Margin, Local Resource Zone, Planning, Resource Adequacy

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • ICAP Deferral Credit Expiration (Installed Capacity)

    Description: MISO will adjust the Market Participant’s credit requirements within ten (10) Business Days of the full ICAP being met and validated by MISO.

    Keywords: ICAP, Defer, Deferral, Credit Requirement, Resource Adequacy, Planning, Auction, Request

    Views: 10

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Installed Capacity (ICAP) Deferral Purpose

    Description: ICAP Deferrals allow Market Participants (MPs) to participate in the Planning Resource Auction (PRA) using Zonal Resource Credits (ZRCs) that meet defined

    Keywords: ICAP, Installed Capacity, Defer, Deferral, Planning Resource Auction, Zonal Resource Credit, Resource Adequacy

    Views: 16

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Local Resource Zones (LRZ)

    Description: Describes LRZ purpose, how they are determined and details.

    Keywords: LRZ, Local Resource Zone, Planning, Demand, Loss of Load, Resource Adequacy

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • LSE’s Local Clearing Requirement for LSE’s Using a FRAP

    Description: A sufficient volume of Planning Resources must be located in the same LRZ as the LSE's PRMR to meet the LRZ's LCR

    Keywords: A sufficient volume of Planning Resources must be located in the same Local Resource Zone (LRZ) as the Load Serving Entities’ (LSE) Planning Reserve Margin Requirement (PRMR) to meet the LRZ’s Local Clearing Requirement (LCR).

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Planning Reserve Margin Requirement (PRMR)

    Description: Each Load Serving Entity’s (LSE’s) total obligation will be referred to as the Planning Reserve Margin Requirement (PRMR).

    Keywords: Planning Reserve Margin Requirement, PRMR, Zonal Resource Credit, Resource Adequacy, Planning

    Views: 33

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Planning Resource Auction (PRA)

    Description: MISO’s PRA mechanics provide LSEs in MISO an option to procure Planning Resources through an annual auction process known as the Planning Resource Auction

    Keywords: PRA, RA, Planning, Auction, LRZ, Load Reserve Zone

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Submitting Peak Load Forecast

    Description: Market Participants serving load within MISO must submit a Coincident Peak Load forecast(s) each year by midnight November 1

    Keywords: Peak, Load Forecast, Submit, Resource Adequacy, Coincident Peak, Planning Year

    Views: 12

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Unforced Capacity

    Description: Describes the MISO calculation of unforced capacity for planning resources.

    Keywords: Capacity, UCAP, Planning, Load Modifying, LMR, Resource Adequacy, PRA

    Views: 15

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Units Required to Perform Generator Verification Test Capacity (GVTC)

    Description: All generating resources intended to qualify as Planning Resources are required to perform a real power test to qualify as a planning resource.

    Keywords: GVTC, Required, Generator, Test, Capacity, Resource Adequacy, Testing, Planning, GADS, PowerGADS

    Views: 71

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Zonal Resource Credit (ZRC)

    Description: Zonal Resource Credit (ZRC) is the unit of measure for resources participating in the Planning Resource Auction (PRA).

    Keywords: Zonal, Resource, Credit, Resource Adequacy, Unforced Capacity, Resource Zone, Planning Year

    Views: 128

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    Published On: Oct 14, 2021

  • Short Term Reserve Fast Facts - Primer

    Description: STR is a 30 minute reserve product in MISO's Market

    Keywords: STR, Short Term Reserve, Primer, FAQ, Frequently Asked Questions, ASM

    Views: 116

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    Published On: Jul 22, 2021

  • MOD 25 Reporting

    Description: MOD 25

    Keywords: MOD-032, compliance, transmission Planner, TP

    Views: 30

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    Published On: Jun 29, 2021

  • Timeline to Participate in the PRA

    Description: An overview of steps required for a resource to participate in an upcoming PRA

    Keywords: PRA, Steps, Resource, Participate

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    Published On: Oct 25, 2021

  • DSRI timetable and API

    Description: What changes are necessary to existing applications that populate the MCS LMR Availability/Self Scheduled screen via API in order to work with DSRI?

    Keywords: MCS, LMR, BTMG, Availability,Demand Side Resource Interface

    Views: 2

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    Published On: Oct 29, 2021