Press Releases

November 14, 2012

SPP Order 1000 compliance filing proposes open competitive transmission project process

Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (“SPP”) submitted Tuesday its filing to comply with the regional requirements of Order 1000 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”).

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July 24, 2012

Ciesiel named SPP RE General Manager

Southwest Power Pool (SPP) RE Trustees today announced that Ron Ciesiel has been named General Manager of the SPP RE effective August 1.

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May 14, 2012

Ross to join SPP as SVP for Government Affairs and Public Relations

Southwest Power Pool (SPP) today announced that U.S. Congressman Mike Ross will join SPP as its Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Relations when his term in Congress ends in January.

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April 5, 2012

Withdraw of appeal gives full confidence in highway/byway regional cost allocation process

With the withdrawal of a federal appeal, all Southwest Power Pool Members have expressed their confidence in the Highway/Byway Regional Cost Allocation Methodology and Process for funding transmission expansion.

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February 29, 2012

SPP files tariff revisions for Integrated Marketplace

Southwest Power Pool (SPP) today completed a major milestone in implementing its Integrated Marketplace when it filed revisions to its Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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February 3, 2012

SPP Board approves over $1.7 billion of transmission expansion projects

In keeping with its 2010 Strategic Plan to build a robust transmission system and develop efficient energy markets, the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors approved a near-term transmission expansion plan that will result in the construction of $251 million in new transmission projects needed to maintain reliable supplies of electricity across its nine-state region.

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January 9, 2012

SPP to add 50 jobs to Little Rock in 2012

Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP), a non-profit organization that provides services to 65 members in the electricity utility industry in nine states, announced today it will add 50 new positions in 2012, at an average salary of $83,500.

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September 19, 2011

Southwest Power Pool better choice for Arkansas customers and local community

In its post-hearing filing, made today at the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC), Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) emphasized the benefits to all Arkansas electricity customers of Entergy joining its regional transmission organization (RTO).

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August 10, 2011

OPPD reaffirms status as SPP member

After discussions lasting sixteen months, Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) and Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) today announced that OPPD would continue its status as a transmission-owning member of SPP.

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August 3, 2011

SPP region hits all-time record for electricity use

On August 2, 2011 at 16:41, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) set a new regional electricity demand record of 54,949 megawatts (MW), surpassing the August 1, 2011 peak of 54,534 MW.

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