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Midwest Grid Operator’s Inching Forward, Miles to Go

Expert BlogMidwestToba Pearlman

MISO's Board just approved the largest investment in transmission in the United States. These lines will bring on more clean energy and provide savings to customers. However, this is just the start.

MISO and SPP Can Benefit from a More Connected Grid

Expert BlogTexas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kansas, MissouriToba Pearlman

Electric grids across the Midwest, South, and in Texas failed a key resilience test during last month’s winter storm, and one key conclusion is clear: The grids connected via transmission lines fared significantly better than those isolated and on their…

MISO Transmission Plan Misses the Mark

Expert BlogToba Pearlman
In 2020, Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) ignored the demand for the regional transmission necessary to transition the Midwest into a clean energy hub. This year MISO can and should do better by building regional transmission.

Analysis: Illinois Does Not Need the Dynegy-Vistra Fleet

Expert BlogRachel Fakhry, Toba Pearlman
Report: Illinois doesn't need the Dynegy-Vistra coal plants to keep the lights on. The analysis also concludes that replacing these plants with renewables and gas would save Illinoisans up to $14 billion and improve public health.