In Case You Missed It: MISO’s Clean Power Plan Workshop

On November 6, 2015, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) hosted a Clean Power Plan Workshop to provide stakeholders and interested parties with a primer on the CPP final rule (slides available here).

Highlights included a closer look at how the EPA calculated the rate and mass targets included in the final rule, slides 15-31, and an overview of emission rate credits and allowances, slides 59-76. Presenters provided a high-level run through of states’ avenues for compliance, trading approaches and the contents of the proposed Federal Plan.

The workshop also offered a quick summary of MISO’s study efforts related to the CPP. A timeline for MISO’s final rule analysis is located on slide 85 of the presentation. In particular, MISO plans to conduct its near-term analysis and present results incrementally in December 2015-February 2016, conduct mid-term analysis and follow-up modeling, and then complete a draft report to share with stakeholders and publish a final report in May-June 2016.  MISO encouraged interested stakeholders to participate in the Planning Advisory Committee.

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