Face of Electric Power
Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) South
Daryl Brown, Executive Director – South Region
Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that delivers safe, cost-effective electric power across 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba.
MISO exists to provide an independent platform for efficient regional energy markets. Since 2001, MISO has fostered wholesale electric competition in the region, created greater system reliability and established coordinated, value-based regional planning. MISO is committed to the reliable, non-discriminatory operation of the bulk power transmission system and collaborating with all stakeholders to create cost-effective and innovative solutions for our changing industry. MISO operates one of the world’s largest energy markets with approximately $22 billion in annual gross market energy transactions.
Daryl Brown, Executive Director of the South Region, joined MISO in February 2020 and relocated from Atlanta to Little Rock. “I was immediately tasked with learning about a new sector of the electric power industry while simultaneously focused on the employee population based at the South Region office assimilating to working from home,” Brown said.
MISO’s Control Center operators continued to work on-site to maintain the reliability of the bulk electric system. The energy industry has become very dynamic due to several factors, including energy policy, regulation, fuel economics and customer preferences. The changing landscape requires that the region must evolve to ensure continued reliability and value creation going forward.
A diversity of voices is critical to identify and develop the needed changes and enhancements for the continued success of the region. The MISO community enjoys such a diversity of viewpoints and MISO always welcomes additional voices.
Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) South • 501.519.7631 • misoenergy.org