Transmission Owner Selection Process: Qualified RFP Participants (QRPs)

The Qualified RFP Participants application forms are located under related documents in the sidebar of this page.

To comply with FERC Order 1000, all entities wishing to build Competitive Upgrades transmission projects in the SPP region starting Jan. 1, 2015, must be approved Qualified RFP Participants ("QRPs"). All entities must apply. 

To be qualified entities must meet the criteria specified in Attachment Y of the SPP Tariff. There are three specific criteria areas that must be met:

1. Membership criteria
2. Financial criteria
3. Managerial criteria

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

Important Dates for Qualification:

April 1, 2024 – Application window opens
June 30, 2024 – Deadline to submit QRP application
Sept. 30, 2024 – Initial QRP determinations
Dec. 31, 2024 – Approved 2023 QRPs posted to