Wind on the Wires focuses on state energy policy, grid operations and developing market opportunities at MISO, transmission planning, and conducting broad education and outreach activities to ensure there are ample opportunities for renewables to participate in the energy marketplace in the MISO footprint.
We employ a four-prong approach to achieve success:
- Innovate: WOW works to stimulate market conditions that create a demand for renewables and support or enhance the use of emerging technologies through policy initiatives at state legislatures. We help craft and advance state policy initiatives that build on our successes; and adapt to new circumstances with visionary thinking.
- Participate: WOW participates at MISO to ensure transmission projects and other energy policies are implemented and renewables have comparable access to the MISO energy market. We also engage in resource planning proceedings to ensure renewables are an increasing share of the energy resource mix.
- Collaborate: WOW collaborates with its members in the regulatory processes of state public utilities commissions and other state agencies to ensure rules and laws are implemented and actually produce new wind and solar projects.
- Educate: To help reach the point of broad support and acceptance of renewables, ongoing public education and outreach are needed. WOW works to educate law-makers, decision makers at state regulatory agencies, the media and the general public about the benefits of renewable energy, such as tax revenues, landowner payments, prudent land use, preservation of natural resources and carbon reduction.