Michael Robinson is Principal Advisor of Market Design at MISO. He provides expertise in the design and analysis of the markets operated by MISO. He determines the potential effects of market rules and design features on market performance.
He was primarily responsible for crafting the Midwest Market Protocols document in 2003. It formed the basis for the energy markets tariff that was conditionally accepted by FERC in August 2004. The Market Protocols document is the foundation for the Business Practices Manuals.
His major projects currently include further developing a resource adequacy construct in the MISO footprint, incorporating demand resources into MISO markets, and addressing MISO needs for short-run reliability-must-run contracts.
Before working at MISO, he worked at the CAISO where he helped to develop the comprehensive market redesign proposal (MD02) for the CAISO markets that was filed at FERC in 2002. He did his undergraduate work in mathematics and economics at Williams College and graduate work in economics from Stanford. He races BMX and races sculls in his spare time.