Transmission Owner Selection Process
FERC Order 1000 requires the removal of federal right of first refusal (ROFR) for certain transmission projects under the SPP Tariff. To comply with this requirement, SPP developed the Transmission Owner Selection Process (TOSP) to competitively solicit proposals for projects that no longer have ROFR. Transmission Facilities that meet the criteria contained in Attachment Y, Section I.1 of the SPP Tariff and are approved for construction or endorsed by the SPP Board of Directors after Jan. 1, 2015 are known as Competitive Upgrades. SPP will solicit proposals for Competitive Upgrades from Qualified RFP Participants (QRPs) utilizing the TOSP.
A QRP is an entity that wants to participate in the TOSP. Each entity must submit a QRP application and supporting materials to demonstrate that it satisfies the qualification criteria, as defined in Attachment Y, Section III of the Tariff. All QRP applications must be received no later than June 30 of the year prior to the calendar year in which the applicant wishes to begin participation in the TOSP. Only approved QRPs can participate in the TOSP.
A Request for Proposal (RFP) will be published for each Competitive Upgrade which is approved for construction or endorsed by the SPP Board of Directors (BOD) after Jan. 1, 2015. Any QRP may submit a response to an RFP within 90 days of the publication of the RFP. All RFP submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by an Industry Expert Panel (IEP). After completing the RFP evaluation, the IEP will recommend an RFP proposal for each Competitive Upgrade to the SPP BOD.
If the Competitive Upgrade was submitted as a Detailed Project Proposal (DPP) during the Integrated Transmission Planning (ITP) study process as outlined in Section III.8.b. of Attachment O of the Tariff, the submitting QRP may be eligible to receive incentive points pursuant to the eligibility requirements described in Section III.2.f.iv of Attachment Y of the Tariff. Any entity may submit a DPP during the 30-day transmission planning response window occurring after the needs assessment is published during the Integrated Transmission Planning (ITP) three-year planning cycle.
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