Press Releases

January 14, 2022

SPP seeks industry experts to assess competitive transmission project proposals

Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) is accepting applications to create a pool of industry experts. These experts may be chosen to serve on an independent panel to review competitive transmission construction proposals in 2022.

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November 2, 2021

SPP’s first gas pipeline member represents close collaboration across industries

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — Southwest Power Pool (SPP) welcomed its newest member, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc., effective Nov. 1. Their membership is a representation of steps both organizations are taking to encourage closer coordination between the electric and gas industries based on lessons learned during Winter Storm Uri.

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October 26, 2021

SPP board of directors advances transmission planning and workplace diversity

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — During their quarterly meetings, Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) board and stakeholders approved recommendations related to transmission planning, selected a builder for a 94-mile transmission line in southeast Kansas and approved recommendations meant to further develop the organization’s diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce.

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August 3, 2021

Northwest Power Pool to Hire Southwest Power Pool to Provide Program Operator Services for Resource Adequacy Program under Development

Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) intends to hire Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) to provide program operator services in its effort to develop a resource adequacy program for interested utilities in the West.

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July 27, 2021

SPP board of directors approves western RTO expansion terms and conditions

Southwest Power Pool’s board of directors and Strategic Planning Committee approved the submitted policy-level terms and conditions for regional transmission organization (RTO) expansion in the Western Interconnection during its quarterly joint stakeholder meeting July 27.

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July 27, 2021

SPP board directs action on winter storm recommendations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On July 26-27, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) board of directors directed SPP to address root causes of the February 2021 electric grid emergency, approved a new strategic plan and endorsed an improved process for adding new generation to the grid, among other business.

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July 16, 2021

Talina Mathews to serve as SPP director of state regulatory policy

Southwest Power Pool (SPP) has chosen Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) Commissioner Talina Mathews to serve as director of state regulatory policy, effective Aug. 16, 2021.

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May 12, 2021

Colorado Springs Utilities joins Southwest Power Pool’s western market, will evaluate RTO membership

Colorado Springs Utilities will join Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS) Market in April 2022 and join other western utilities in evaluating membership in SPP’s regional transmission organization (RTO).

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April 27, 2021

SPP reports $2.14B in annual savings for members, unveils new mission and vision to board of directors

At the April 26-27 meetings of its Regional State Committee and Board of Directors/Members Committee, Southwest Power Pool (SPP) touted the significant savings it provides its members and unveiled a new mission and vision statement to guide its continued evolution.

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April 12, 2021

Kelly Carney to serve as SPP vice president of human capital

Southwest Power Pool (SPP) has chosen Kelly Carney to serve as SPP vice president of human capital and chief people officer effective April 16, 2021.

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