The NMISA, a non-profit entity responsible
for the administration of the northern Maine transmission system
and electric power markets in Aroostook and Washington counties,
with a load of approximately 130 MW. The NMISA
is responsible for providing an independent, objective and non-discriminatory
administration of all transmission access, transmission information
access, and related functions, and will monitor and operate the
markets in Northern Maine for energy, ancillary, and other services.
The NMISA administers the transmission
systems of the investor-owned and cooperatively-owned utilities
in Northern Maine, and its members also include all municipally-owned
utilities, generators, suppliers of energy, and large retail customers
operating in the service area.