Value Proposition

The SPP Difference: Our Value Proposition

SPP is a steward of our stakeholders’ resources, and endeavors to add value wherever we can.

We believe our value derives from a five-faceted proposition that is central to our strategy:


SPP did not incorporate as a legal entity until 1994. From its inception in 1941 until then, it existed solely on the strength of the relationships it established and worked diligently to maintain with and among its members and other stakeholders. Still today, our organization continues to grow and provide world-class service to its members not through contracts, but through relationships.


Our mission is helping our members work together to keep the lights on, today and in the future. We accomplish that mission by working with our members, not doing things for them and certainly not to them. SPP’s staff act as advisers to our membership, ensuring that every decision made is well-informed, then proudly support our collective membership in the pursuit of the goals they set.

Independence through diversity

We value the diverse perspectives of our members, who come from many different sectors of the electric utility industry and bring with them as many distinct interests, opinions and needs. We ensure every one of them has a seat at the table and an opportunity to make their voice heard.

Evolutionary, not revolutionary

We work as facilitators to bring our full membership to consensus, taking time to do the right thing, for the right reason, in the right way every time. No two are good enough.

Reliability and economics are inseparable

Reliability is job one for us: above all else we work to ensure the reliable supply of electricity to our region. But we cannot address matters of reliability without also considering the economic impact of our actions.