Press Releases

June 2, 2015

Southwest Power Pool expands electric grid management to 14 states

Southwest Power Pool, a regional power grid operator that ensures access to reliable sources of electricity at competitive rates, has expanded its management of electric reliability coordination to include the Integrated System transmission system, adding more than 5,000 megawatts of peak demand and 9,500 miles of transmission infrastructure.

Read More
April 8, 2015

SPP Clean Power Plan assessment shows regional compliance possible by 2030, but at a cost

Southwest Power Pool (SPP) has released a second analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) that indicates a regional compliance approach would meet the plan’s 2030 deadline at an estimated cost of $2.9 billion per year in generation-resource capital investment and energy production costs.

Read More
February 2, 2015

Ross, See elected as SPP Officers

The Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors elected Mike Ross as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Relations and Malinda See as Vice President of Corporate Services.

Read More
November 12, 2014

FERC approves Integrated System joining SPP

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) substantively approved the Integrated System (IS) joining SPP. The Western Area Power Administration – Upper Great Plains (Western), Basin Electric Power Cooperative, and Heartland Consumers Power District comprise the IS.

Read More
October 9, 2014

SPP assesses Clean Power Plan, says more time is needed to implement

Southwest Power Pool (SPP) has released a reliability impact assessment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed Clean Power Plan that indicates not enough time is allowed to compensate for projected generation-unit retirements, nor to build the transmission infrastructure necessary to maintain system reliability.

Read More
June 10, 2014

SPP Board approves changes to facilitate Integrated System membership

Southwest Power Pool, Inc., (SPP) Board of Directors yesterday approved changes to accommodate the Integrated System’s membership in SPP. The Western Area Power Administration – Upper Great Plains (Western), Basin Electric Power Cooperative, and Heartland Consumers Power District make up the IS.

Read More
May 19, 2014

SPP seeks industry experts to serve on competitive transmission project panels

Southwest Power Pool, Inc., (SPP) announced that it will create a pool of industry experts that will review, rank, and score proposal responses for certain competitive transmission projects that are approved or endorsed for construction by the SPP Board of Directors.

Read More
March 3, 2014

SPP’s Integrated Marketplace online and running smoothly

Southwest Power Pool (SPP) successfully implemented its Integrated Marketplace on schedule March 1, becoming the first Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) to design, build, and deliver a day-ahead market on time and on budget.

Read More
February 3, 2014

SPP stakeholders vote to proceed with Integrated Marketplace March 1

Southwest Power Pool (SPP) will proceed with implementing its Integrated Marketplace on schedule March 1, following an unanimous favorable vote January 31 by the stakeholder-driven Go-Live Team.

Read More
January 28, 2014

SPP files complaint with FERC over lack of compensation from MISO

Southwest Power Pool, Inc., (SPP) today filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) alleging that Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) is violating the Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between SPP and MISO and SPP’s Open Access Transmission Tariff.

Read More

NEWSROOM