Press Releases

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.

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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.

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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.

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October 14, 2013

SPP to implement Integrated Marketplace’s TCR Market October 18

Southwest Power Pool (SPP) will implement the Integrated Marketplace’s first business function when the Transmission Congestion Rights (TCR) Market goes live October 18 with the posting of live TCR-process data.

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January 31, 2013

SPP board approves $751 million 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 $751 million in new transmission projects needed to maintain reliable supplies of electricity across its eight-state Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) region.

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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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