Hanson named to regional electricity transmission organization

Hanson named to regional electricity transmission organization Gary Hanson, vice chairman of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, has been selected to serve on a regional, state based organization that will provide key advice on electrical transmission issues relating to pricing, market monitoring, generation, transmission needs, and coordination with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

"This is an exciting opportunity to serve as an advocate for affordable electricity and reliable electrical transmission and to influence crucial national policies," Hanson said.

Hanson will represent South Dakota on the Organization of MISO states (OMS).

The OMS membership is comprised of one public utility commissioner from each state in a 15-state region. Midwest Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) is an organization that is comprised of independently owned electricity providers that collectively operates and maintains the transmission system for those utilities on a region wide bases.

MISO is approved by FERC as a regional transmission organization.

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