In February of 2022, MnSEIA began attending meetings of the Interconnection Process Working Group (IPWG) of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO). The IPWG took up the issue of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) interconnection, which has been to date the usual jurisdiction of the state and the utility, in recent months in order to standardize the technical thresholds and processes for Transmission Affected System Impact Studies of DER. MnSEIA is working alongside other stakeholders to ensure fair, workable standards for study of DER impacts on the transmission system.