Midwest grid operator’s proposed changes would penalize solar

By Rao Konidena Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) is not offering a soft landing for solar on the transmission grid. MISO is going out of its way to penalize solar by reducing the capacity value to zero, insisting developers pay more for non-firm transmission access to go along with continued delays in processing interconnection studies.

MISO’s proposals could jeopardize state clean energy goals, like in Minnesota, because developers will drop out of the MISO queue, fueling the endless loop of restudies.

MISO’s capacity proposal penalizes solar

MISO is drastically reducing the capacity credit for wind and solar. The implementation of this proposed change happens at the

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