CARMEL, Ind., May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MISO is partnering with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for the inaugural MISO Market Symposium on Aug. 18 – 19, 2016, in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. The event will unite MISO experts and industry thought leaders from across the country to discuss how wholesale markets can increase value for the transforming power industry.
Recognizing that significant changes within the industry are underway, MISO is proactively bringing together thought leaders and innovators to provide insight on future market changes. Discussion will focus on the industry's evolution and what is required for the next generation of energy markets.
Meeting this change will require harnessing innovation for the benefit of MISO members. The U.S. Department of Energy's ARPA-E will participate in the symposium to share its vision for the future of energy technology and how innovations, including those supported by ARPA-E, can transform the power system to address future opportunities and challenges.
"MISO is excited to offer this event for our stakeholders as we explore the future of our energy markets," said Jeff Bladen, Executive Director of Market Services for MISO. "The Market Symposium will allow us to discuss challenges and opportunities around designing the energy market of the future."
The symposium will bring together leading experts to discuss industry trends and explore how MISO's wholesale market can adapt to future changes. Topics to discuss this year include the market challenges of a decarbonized wholesale fleet and distributed energy resources, including storage, distributed solar and other new technologies.
To learn more about the MISO Market Symposium 2016, visit the registration site.
MISO ensures reliable operation of, and equal access to, high-voltage power lines in 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO manages one of the world's largest energy markets. MISO was approved as the nation's first regional transmission organization in 2001. The not-for-profit organization is governed by an independent board of directors and is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is an Agency within the U.S. Department of Energy that invests in transformative ideas to create America's future energy technologies. For more information on ARPA-E, please visit: http://arpa-e.energy.gov.