Columnists: Roger Smith

Roger Smith is a partner with Schiff Hardin.

Retirement and Maintaining Reliability: The Midwest ISO’s System Support Resource (SSR) Agreement

On October 5, 2012, the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. (MISO) and the City of Escanaba, Michigan (Escanaba) filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) MISO’s first-ever System Support Resources (SSR) Agreement.  The SSR Agreement is MISO’s mechanism to deal with the reliability concerns surrounding the decision to retire a generating unit.  FERC’s   …Continue Reading