Alison Archer

Alison Archer

Director of Standards & Assurance at the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)

Alison Archer was named the Director of Standards & Assurance at the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) in June 2022. The Standards & Assurance department provides NERC (O&P and CIP), FERC Tariff, and NAESB Business Practice Standards compliance support for MISO. This work includes investigation and completion compliance issue assessments, implementation of new or revised regulatory obligations, comment development for new or revised regulatory obligations, and audit preparation support.

Alison was previously MISO's Regional Director- State Regulatory Affairs for MISO North, working with state regulatory organizations on cross-jurisdictional policy matters including the integration of distributed energy resources into the bulk electric market.

Prior to her role at MISO, Alison was an Assistant General Counsel at Xcel Energy managing regulatory litigation cases. She has also worked in private practice and at the Minnesota Attorney General's Office where she spent significant time on all aspects of litigation from administrative proceedings to appellate practice.

Alison holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Iowa and a juris doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law. Outside of work, Alison enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Wednesday, 23 August 2023
14:30 - 16:00

Competitiveness (C)

Developing the game rules for cross-border integration

Improving the level of interconnections between countries and enabling them to move towards greater integration is an important milestone for energy transition.