Half of New 4 GW of Generation in MISO in 2019 Renewables, Half Natural Gas

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) that delivers power across 15 states (including Wisconsin) and Manitoba, released a report in late August about 2019 energy generation. According to S&P Global analysis, “About half of the 4,000 MW [4 GW] of generation planned to come online in MISO’s service territory this year is from renewables, mostly wind power.

In all, natural gas-fired generation makes up about 2,051 MW of what is slated to come online in 2019 in MISO, while 1,930 MW is to be renewable – 1,536 MW of wind, 325 MW of solar and 70 MW of hydropower.” Wisconsin has 30 MW of natural gas under construction.

The 1.5 GW of wind capacity under construction in MISO includes approximately 600 MW in Iowa, 504 MW in Indiana, 202 MW in Illinois, and 150 MW in Minnesota. S&P Global