MISO queue as of 6/30/08

Filed under:Uncategorized — posted by admin on December 3, 2008 @ 3:32 pm

Inquiring mines are wanting to know… WTF is the MISO queue?

It’s a long long list of generators that are wanting to interconnect, and have put their money down to get on the list and go through the many gyrations of studies that are necessary before they can interconnect to the grid and deliver electricity.

MISO = Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator

Here’s the MISO queue page, and it’s a pain to pull down the whole thing and import it, but have at it:

MISO Queue page

And here’s that big long “MISO queue” in Excel (not Xcel), downloaded last June, and it’s also broken down with a sheet for states in the midwest so you can play with it, like look at Illinois and sort for fuel type, and see that their’s a lot of wind in Illinois.  On the right hand side, some of them have links, and these are links to studies that have been completed on that project, and this often makes for interesting reading, if you’re a demented sort like moi.  I haven’t had time to do it since then, but when I do, I’ll post an update.  If you search this site for “MISO Queue” you can find one from December 2007 too.  Maybe others…

MISO Queue – June 30 2008

Check it out and have fun!  Knowing what’s out there is enough to make you scratch your head in wonder at those who think we should sell ND and SD wind to Chicago, HELLO, YAHOOS, there’s a lot of wind out there in Illinois.  Jeff Webb of MISO had that number on a post-it, just happened to have it, when I was crossing him for the CapX hearing.  When anyone tells you they need Dakotas wind in Illinois, ask them how much wind is in the MISO queue, and YOU will have that number to let them know otherwise.


  1. President-Elect Barack Obama: “One of … the most important infrastructure projects that we need is a whole new electricity grid,” the Illinois Democrat said last month on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.” “Because if we’re going to be serious about renewable energy, I want to be able to get wind power from North Dakota to population centers like Chicago. And we’re going to have to have a smart grid if we want to use plug-in hybrids.” 🙂

    Comment by Mike Bull — December 4, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

  2. And he also said he wants “clean coal.” And I do wish someone would tell those yahoos at AEP that there is 10,000MW of wind waiting in the MISO queue IN ILLINOIS. We don’t need no stinkin’ xmsn!

    Comment by admin — December 4, 2008 @ 7:13 pm

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