Principal Advisor of Market Design
Michael Robinson is Principal Advisor of Market Design at MISO. He provides expertise in the design and analysis of the markets operated by MISO, including the imbalance energy, ancillary services, and congestion management markets. He assesses the potential effects of market rules and design features on market performance. He was primarily responsible for crafting the Midwest Market Protocols document during 2003 that formed the basis for the energy markets tariff filed at FERC on 31 March 2004 and conditionally accepted by FERC on 6 August 2004. In addition, the Market Protocols document is the foundation upon which the Business Practices Manuals have been written. He also was part of the team that crafted the rules, business practices and tariff for market-based ancillary service procurement. His major projects currently include further developing a resource adequacy construct in the MISO footprint, incorporating demand resources into MISO markets, reducing uplifts and incorporating shortage pricing in MISO markets, and addressing MISO needs for short-run reliability-must-run contracts.