June 13, 2016
…Within MISO, areas such as Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and eastern Missouri are expected to have capacity shortfalls of 300 and 800 MW, respectively. And southern Illinois could face a 1.2 GW shortfall. All three areas will depend on capacity imports.
Meanwhile, some areas with surplus generation available for 2017-18, such as Minnesota and MISO’s South region, are limited by transmission constraints to how much they can help supply areas that have shortfalls.
Curran said additional transmission is already under construction that would enable more power to be moved out of Minnesota to elsewhere in MISO.
While the projected shortfalls in Illinois and Michigan aren’t surprising, the deficit in Missouri is…