Jessica Harrison

Director of Research and Development
Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)

Jessica Harrison is Director of Research and Development (R&D) in the Market Services division of MISO. In this role, she coordinates MISO’s R&D policies, objectives and initiatives. Her focus includes pursuing R&D initiatives and partnerships, researching emerging technologies and supporting the integration of future grid resources. Jessica has a diverse background in energy, including experience with engineering analysis, public policy and economic analysis. Prior to joining MISO, Jessica lead consulting teams studying the impacts of integrating technologies such as energy storage, distributed energy resources and demand response with the electricity grid and the electricity wholesale markets. Ms. Harrison holds dual Master of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Technology and Policy and in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Michigan.