Press Releases

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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July 15, 2010

Integrated transmission planning process approved by FERC

FERC approved SPP's Integrated Transmission Planning process (ITP), which was approved by the SPP Board of Directors in October 2009

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June 17, 2010

FERC approves new cost sharing method for expanding SPP’s transmission grid

Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a new “Highway/Byway” method of sharing costs for new electric transmission in the SPP region, which includes all or parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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April 27, 2010

SPP approves construction of new electric transmission infrastructure

Today the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors and Members Committee approved for construction a group of “priority” high voltage electric transmission projects estimated to bring benefits of at least $3.7 billion to the SPP region over 40 years.

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April 19, 2010

SPP proposes new cost sharing method for expanding the regional electric transmission grid

Today the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors and Regional State Committee, comprised of regulatory commissioners from seven states, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) a new “Highway/Byway” method of sharing costs for electric transmission in the SPP region, which includes all or parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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February 26, 2010

Southwest Power Pool to build corporate headquarters in Little Rock

Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP), a non-profit organization that provides services to 56 electric utilities and related organizations in nine states, today announced it will build a new corporate headquarters in Little Rock.

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February 1, 2010

Barbara Sugg elected as SPP Vice President of Information Technology

The Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors elected Barbara Sugg as Vice President of Information Technology.

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January 19, 2010

Wind study identifies challenges, solutions to adding more wind energy to the regional electric grid

The recently released SPP WITF Wind Integration Study, conducted by Charles River Associates (CRA) on behalf of the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Wind Integration Task Force (WITF), found that enhanced electricity reserves and major transmission reinforcements are needed to integrate higher levels of wind generation into the SPP transmission system and energy markets.

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October 28, 2009

New integrated transmission expansion planning process and cost allocation methodology approved

Yesterday the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors approved a new Integrated Transmission Planning (ITP) process that will determine what transmission is needed to maintain electric reliability and provide near- and long-term economic benefits to the SPP region, which includes all or parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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October 27, 2009

SPP priority transmission expansion projects endorsed, pending further study

Today the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors approved a package of transmission expansion “Priority Projects” for further analysis and review by regional stakeholders with oversight from the Strategic Planning Committee and in coordination with the Markets and Operations Policy Committee.

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