Press Releases

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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July 12, 2011

SPP is the best choice for Entergy and Arkansas ratepayers

As the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) considers options after Entergy Arkansas exits the Entergy System Agreement in 2013, today Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) explained why it is the best choice for Entergy and Arkansas ratepayers.

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July 5, 2011

Southwest Power Pool anticipates renegotiation of JOA if Entergy joins MISO

SPP is pleased with a crucial aspect of FERC’s Order issued Friday in response to MISO’s request for a declaratory order interpreting the Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between the companies. FERC specifically recognized SPP’s position that the JOA should be renegotiated.

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April 26, 2011

SPP Board approves Integrated Marketplace budget

Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) took two significant steps this week as it continues to develop new energy markets that will benefit its members and region.

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April 22, 2011

Southwest Power Pool receives USEA 2011 Energy Industry Volunteer Partnership award

The United States Energy Association and the United States Agency for International Development presented the 2011 Energy Industry Volunteer Partnership Award to Southwest Power Pool, Inc.

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January 26, 2011

SPP approves transmission plan for the Year 2030, further development of new energy markets

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 construction of $176 million in new transmission projects needed to maintain reliable supplies of electricity across the region.

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December 27, 2010

Power restored in southern Louisiana

Today at 9:16 a.m. Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) instructed transmission operators in south central Louisiana to restore loading on the transmission system; all load was restored at 9:24 a.m.

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December 17, 2010

Suskie to Join Southwest Power Pool

Paul Suskie is joining Southwest Power Pool (SPP) as General Counsel and Senior Vice President – Regulatory Policy effective January 3, 2011.

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September 30, 2010

SPP holds groundbreaking ceremony for new campus

SPP held a groundbreaking ceremony today for its new $62 million campus; speakers included Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, SPP President and CEO Nick Brown, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce Chairman Barbara Graves and SPP's Board of Directors Chairman Jim Eckelberger.

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