John Bear joined MISO in 2004 and has more than 25 years of executive leadership in the utility industry. As Chief Executive Officer of MISO since January 2009, he leads MISO’s continuous efforts to work collaboratively and transparently with its members to reliably deliver low-cost energy through efficient, innovative, operations and planning.
Prior to his current position, Bear was MISO’s President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the initial design, implementation and daily operation of MISO’s energy markets and transmission system planning.
Previously, Bear was President of Houston-based Reliant Resources where he directed all operations and commercial activity for 14,000 megawatts of generation as well as serving as Managing Director of Reliant’s European Operations.
He is currently an Advisory Board Member of the Energy Systems Network (ESN), an initiative focused on bringing “clean technology” solutions to market.