Midwest Reliability Organization

Midwest Reliability Organization
Mro logo.JPG
The three major and two minor NERC Interconnections, and the nine NERC Regional Reliability Councils.

The Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) began operations on January 1, 2005, as the successor to the Mid-continent Area Power Pool (MAPP), which was formed in 1965. MRO is one of nine regional electric reliability councils under North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) authority. NERC and the regional reliability councils were formed following the Northeast Blackout of 1965. MRO's offices are located in Roseville, Minnesota. MRO members include municipal utilities, cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, a federal power marketing agency, Canadian Crown Corporations, and independent power producers.

The MRO region lies within the Eastern Interconnection and occupies upper midwestern North America, covering all of the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and Nebraska, portions of the states of Montana, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada. The MRO has four of the six high-voltage direct current ties which connect the Eastern interconnection to the Western Interconnection, and also has ties to non-NERC systems in Northern Canada.

See also

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator — Type Non profit: Independent System Operator; Regional Transmission Organization Headquarters Carmel, Indiana Website https://www.midwestiso.org …   Wikipedia

  • North American Electric Reliability Corporation — Contiguous United States power transmission grid consists of 300,000 km of lines operated by 500 companies. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), a nonprofit corporation based in Atlanta, GA, was formed on March 28,… …   Wikipedia

  • Regional Transmission Organization — A Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) is an organization that is established to control and manage the transportation (at high voltage) and flows of electricity over an area that is generally larger than the typical power company s… …   Wikipedia

  • List of energy abbreviations — This is a list of abbreviations found in the context of energy issues. Contents: 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y …   Wikipedia

  • Eastern Interconnection — Carte montrant les deux réseaux électriques majeurs d Amérique du Nord, ainsi que les trois réseaux mineurs. Les zones colorées indiquent les aires contrôlées par les neuf réseaux de la North American Electric Reliability Corporation. L’Eastern… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Électricité au Canada — Le secteur de l électricité au Canada a joué un rôle significatif dans la vie économique et politique du pays depuis la fin du XIXe siècle. Le secteur est organisé sur une base provinciale et territoriale. Dans la majorité des provinces, de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Eastern Interconnection — The Eastern Interconnection is one of the two major alternating current (AC) power grids in North America. The other major interconnection is the Western Interconnection. The three minor interconnections are the Québec Interconnection, Alaska… …   Wikipedia

  • Manitoba Hydro — Type Crown Corporation Industry Electricity generation, transmission and distribution Natural gas distribution …   Wikipedia

  • MRO — may be:* Any city named Marlborough * Hokuriku Broadcasting Company, broadcasting station in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan * Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Multi use astronomical observatory near Socorro, NM. * Maintenance, Repair and Operations *… …   Wikipedia

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”