Laura Rauch is the senior director of transmission planning at MISO, where she oversees reliability and economic planning, cost allocation, and competitive transmission. Prior to this role, Laura multiple positions focusing on planning and market functions. In prior positions, she acted as MISO’s director of settlements, served as the market workstream lead in MISO’s response to FERC Order 2222, and worked with a broad group of stakeholders as director of resource adequacy to determine operational and market solutions for the MISO region, in light of the changing resource mix. Previously, she managed NERC Transmission Planning (TPL) compliance, as well as the evaluation of transmission service and generator interconnection requests. She led efforts to support state and federal policies, including directing the business case for MISO’s Multi Value Project (MVP) portfolio to support state renewable mandates and leading the effort to ensure compliance with FERC Order 1000. Laura holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from Indiana University.