Press Releases

February 29, 2016

SPP employees inspire students to explore STEM education

SPP hosted more than 100 high-school students from across the state Feb. 25 to demonstrate to them the value of STEM education in our work.

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January 26, 2016

Transmission upgrades delivering substantial value for Southwest Power Pool members

Construction of electric transmission upgrades in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) from 2012 to 2014 resulted in more than $240 million in fuel cost savings for utilities during the first year of operation of the company’s wholesale energy market, according to a new study from the regional power grid operator.

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January 26, 2016

Southwest Power Pool elects Graham Edwards, Bruce Scherr to Board of Directors

The members of Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a regional power grid operator that ensures access to reliable and affordable sources of electricity, today elected Graham Edwards of Isle of Palms, S.C., and Bruce Scherr of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., to the company’s board of directors during a meeting in Oklahoma City.

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October 13, 2015

SPP, MISO and Joint Parties Reach Transmission Usage Agreement

A settlement agreement has been filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) around capacity usage and associated compensation to be paid for use of as-available, non-firm transmission capacity on neighboring transmission systems among MISO, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP), and the Joint Parties, which includes Southern Company, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Associated Electric Cooperative (AECI), Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E), Kentucky Utilities Company (KU) and PowerSouth Energy Cooperative.

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October 1, 2015

Western, Basin, Heartland join Southwest Power Pool

At midnight, Western Area Power Administration’s Upper Great Plains Region, Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Heartland Consumers Power District successfully transferred functional control of the integrated transmission system to Southwest Power Pool and began operating in the regional transmission organization. This was the final step in achieving full membership in the RTO.

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July 27, 2015

Southwest Power Pool releases final analysis of draft Clean Power Plan

Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a regional power grid operator that ensures access to reliable sources of electricity at affordable rates, today released its final analysis of the potential impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft Clean Power Plan.

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June 22, 2015

Southwest Power Pool appoints Matt Morais Associate General Counsel

Southwest Power Pool (SPP), a regional power grid operator that ensures access to reliable sources of electricity at affordable rates, has named Matt Morais associate general counsel for markets and regulatory policy.

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June 17, 2015

Southwest Power Pool accepting applications to serve on competitive transmission construction review panel for 2016

Southwest Power Pool, a regional power grid operator that ensures access to reliable sources of electricity at affordable rates, is accepting applications to serve on an independent panel to review competitive transmission construction proposals in 2016.

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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.

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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.

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