The SPP Footprint

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SPP has five footprints: Regional Entity (RE), Reserve Sharing Group, Reliability Coordinator (RC) Area, Regional Transmission Organization/Tariff, and the Integrated Marketplace Region. The following lists define SPP’s footprints and list the members, Balancing Authorities (BAs), Transmission Operators (TOPs), and/or Transmission Owners (TOs) in each footprint.

Balancing Authority Area

The Balancing Authority (BA) Area is comprised of those entities who served as BAs before Southwest Power Pool became the region’s Consolidated Balancing Authority. These “legacy” BAs are:

  • American Electric Power
  • City Utilities of Springfield
  • City of Independence Power & Light, MO
  • Board of Public Utilities, Kansas City, KS
  • Empire District
  • Grand River Dam Authority
  • Westar Energy
  • Kansas City Power & Light
  • KCPL Greater Missouri Operations Company
  • Lincoln Electric System
  • Midwest Energy
  • Nebraska Public Power District
  • Oklahoma Gas & Electric
  • Omaha Public Power District
  • Southwest Public Service
  • Sunflower Electric Power Corporation
  • Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
  • Western Area Power Administration (TOP and pre-Integrated System BA)

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Integrated Marketplace Region

This footprint consists of Transmission Owners (TOs) and other participants in SPP’s Integrated Marketplace. Load and generation connected to these TOs’ transmission facilities are subject to Integrated Marketplace terms and conditions. (* Financial Only MP.)

Market Participants

  • Active Power Investments *
  • AEP Energy Partners 
  • Alliant Energy Corporate Services, Inc.
  • American Electric Power West *
  • APEX Wind Asset Management *
  • Appian Way Energy Partners Southwest, LLC *
  • APX *
  • Arkansas Electric Cooperative
  • Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. – Power Market
  • ATNV Energy, LP *
  • Automated Algorithums *
  • Basin Electric Power Cooperative
  • Bethel Wind Farm
  • Big Bend Trading, LLC *
  • BioUrja Power, LLC *
  • BJ Energy *
  • Black Hills Power *
  • Black Oak Energy LLC *
  • Blackout Power Trading *
  • Blue Canyon Windpower
  • Blue Lantern Capital, LLC *
  • Boston Energy Trading & Marketing *
  • BP Energy Company *
  • Brookfield Energy Marketing LP *
  • Brookfield Renewable Energy Group *
  • BTG Pactual Commodities (US) *
  • Buckeye Wind Energy
  • Buffalo Dunes Wind Project
  • Calicot Energy *
  • Calpine Energy Services
  • Canadian Wood Products Montreal - Virts *
  • Canadian Wood Products Montreal - US *
  • Caney River *
  • Canopus Power Trading, LLC *
  • Cargill Power Markets *
  • Carpe Diem Trading II *
  • Castleton Power Trading, LLC *
  • Chisholm View Wind Project
  • Cimarron Wind Energy
  • Citigroup Energy *
  • City of Chanute
  • City of Fremont
  • City of Grand Island *
  • City of Independence, Mo.
  • Conoco Phillips *
  • CP Bloom, LLC
  • CP Bloom Wind
  • Cumulus Master Fund *
  • Darby Energy *
  • DC Energy Midwest *
  • DC Transco, LLC *
  • Dempsey Ridge Wind Farm
  • Dogwood Power Management *
  • DTE Energy Trading *
  • Dufossat Capital VI *
  • Dynasty Power *
  • East Texas Electric Coop *
  • Ecesis*
  • EDF Trading North America *
  • EDP Renewable North America *
  • eKapital Investments *
  • Emera Energy Services *
  • Empire District Electric
  • Endurance Energy Midwest LLC *
  • ENEL Trading North America, LLC *
  • ETC Endure Energy *
  • Exelon Generation
  • eXion Energy, Inc. *
  • Fantods, LLC *
  • Flat Ridge 2 Wind Energy
  • Franklin Power *
  • Freepoint Commodities, LLC *
  • Galt Power *
  • Golden Spread Electric Cooperative
  • Goodwell Wind Project
  • Google Energy
  • Grand River Dam Authority
  • GRG Energy *
  • Guzman Energy 
  • H.Q. Energy Services US *
  • Harlan Municipal Utilities
  • Hastings Utilities *
  • Heartland Consumers Power District
  • Hexis Energy Trading *
  • High Majestic Wind II
  • Iberdola Renewables *
  • Inertia Power III *
  • Intergrid Midwest Group *
  • Invenergy Energy Management
  • J. Aron and Company, LLC *
  • Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
  • Kansas City Power and Light
  • Kansas Municipal Energy Agency
  • Kansas Power Pool
  • KASS Commodities, LLC *
  • Kentucky Municipal Power Agency *
  • Lincoln Electric System
  • Little Elk Wind Project
  • LM Power *
  • LMP Research Inc. *
  • LMW, LLC *
  • Macquarie Energy *
  • MAG Energy Solutions *
  • Manitoba Hydro *
  • Marshall Wind Energy
  • Mercuria Energy America *
  • Merrill Lynch Commodities *
  • MET Southwest Trading *
  • MidAmerican Energy Company
  • Midwest Energy
  • Midwest Energy Trading East *
  • Minco Wind
  • Minnesota Muncipal Power Agency
  • Minnesota Power *
  • Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc.
  • Missouri Joint Municipal
  • Missouri River Energy Services
  • Montana-Dakota Utilities
  • Monterey SW *
  • Monterey SWF *
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Group *
  • Morningstar Commodity Data, Inc *
  • Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska
  • NextEra Energy Power Marketing
  • NJ Resources
  • Noble Americas Gas & Power
  • Noble Great Plains Windpark
  • Northern States Power
  • Northpoint Energy Solutions
  • Northstar Trading LTD *
  • NorthWestern Corporation dba NorthWestern Energy
  • NRG Power Marketing, LLC *
  • NSP Energy Marketing *
  • NSP Energy Trading *
  • Occidental Power Services *
  • Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company
  • Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority
  • Omaha Public Power District
  • Oneta Power
  • Otter Tail Power Company
  • Peninsula Power, LLC *
  • Pharetram Energy Services, Ltd. *
  • Powerex Corp. *
  • Public Service Co. of Colorado *
  • Public Service Co. of Colorado MISO MP *
  • Pure Energy *
  • Rainbow Energy Marketing
  • Resale Power Group of IOWA
  • RPM Access LLC
  • Rush Springs Wind A, LLC
  • Rush Springs Wind B, LLC
  • Saracen Energy Midwest *
  • Sarava, LLC *
  • Scylla Energy LLC *
  • Seiling Wind LLC
  • Sempra Gas and Power Marketing, LLC *
  • Sempra Generation *
  • SESCO SPP Trading LLC *
  • Shell Energy North America
  • Smoky Hills Wind Project II
  • Solea Energy, LLC *
  • Southern Company Services
  • Southwestern Public Service
  • Sunflower Electric Power
  • Sustaining Power Solutions
  • SW Power Trading, LLC *
  • Synergy Energy Trading, LLC *
  • TEC Energy, Inc. *
  • Tenaska Power Services
  • Tennessee Valley Authority *
  • The Energy Authority
  • Tios Capital, LLC *
  • TPS1
  • TPS2
  • TPS3
  • TPS4
  • TPS5 *
  • TPS6 *
  • TPS7 *
  • TPS8 *
  • Trailstone Power *
  • TransAlta Energy Marketing (U.S.) Inc. *
  • Triolith Energy Fund, LP *
  • Trumpet Trading LLC *
  • Tungsten Power LP *
  • Twin Eagle Resource Management *
  • Uncia Energy LP - Series D *
  • Utilities Plus *
  • Velocity American *
  • Vitol *
  • Waylon, LLC *
  • Westar Energy
  • Western Area Power Admininstration - Rocky Mountain Region *
  • Western Area Power Administration - Upper Great Plains Marketing
  • Western Area Power Administration *
  • Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
  • XO Energy SW *
  • XO Energy SW2 *

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Regional Entity

SPP operates in an eight-state area including all or parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The SPP RE footprint is comprised of utilities located in three Balancing Authorities (BA): SPP BA, Southwestern Power Administration BA, and parts of the MISO BA.

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Regional Transmission Organization/Tariff

The RTO/Tariff footprint is comprised of the Transmission Owners that have committed their transmission facilities to the SPP Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT).

  • American Electric Power West
  • AEP West Transmission Companies
  • Basin Electric Power Cooperative
  • Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District
  • City of Pierre, South Dakota
  • City of Sioux Center, Iowa
  • City Utilities of Springfield
  • Coffeyville Municipal Light and Power
  • Corn Belt Power Cooperative
  • Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative
  • East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.
  • East Texas Electric Cooperative
  • Empire District Electric
  • Grand River Dam Authority
  • Harlan Municipal Utilities
  • Heartland Consumers Power District
  • ITC Great Plains
  • Kansas Power Pool
  • Kansas City Power and Light
  • Lincoln Electric System
  • KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations
  • Lea County Electric Cooperative
  • Mid-Kansas Electric Company
  • Midwest Energy
  • Missouri River Energy Services
  • Moorhead Public Service
  • Nebraska Public Power District
  • Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative
  • NorthWestern Corporation (South Dakota)
  • OG&E Electric Services      
  • Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority
  • Omaha Public Power District
  • Orange City Municipal Utilities
  • Prairie Wind Transmission
  • Southwestern Power Administration
  • Southwestern Public Service
  • Sunflower Electric Power
  • Tex-La Electric Cooperative of Texas
  • Transource Missouri
  • Watertown Municipal Utility Department
  • Westar Energy
  • Western Area Power Administration – Upper Great Plains
  • Western Farmers Electric Cooperative

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Reliability Coordinator (RC)

The RC footprint is comprised of those Balancing Authorities and Transmission Operators for which SPP acts as a Reliability Coordinator (RC is a NERC designation).

The SPP RC footprint includes the SPP Balancing Authority Area (defined above); SPP Transmission Owners; and:

  • Corn Belt Power Cooperative;
  • Southwestern Power Administration, a BA in the Southeastern Electric Reliability Council and the Midwest Reliability Organization; and
  • Tri-State G&T

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Reserve Sharing Group

The Reserve Sharing Group footprint is comprised of the SPP BA and certain other BAs who have contracted with SPP to provide them with Reserve Sharing services.

  • Associated Electric Cooperative
  • Southwestern Power Administration
  • Southwest Power Pool

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