Press Releases

November 12, 2014

FERC approves Integrated System joining SPP

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) substantively approved the Integrated System (IS) joining SPP. The Western Area Power Administration – Upper Great Plains (Western), Basin Electric Power Cooperative, and Heartland Consumers Power District comprise the IS.

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October 9, 2014

SPP assesses Clean Power Plan, says more time is needed to implement

Southwest Power Pool (SPP) has released a reliability impact assessment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s proposed Clean Power Plan that indicates not enough time is allowed to compensate for projected generation-unit retirements, nor to build the transmission infrastructure necessary to maintain system reliability.

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June 10, 2014

SPP Board approves changes to facilitate Integrated System membership

Southwest Power Pool, Inc., (SPP) Board of Directors yesterday approved changes to accommodate the Integrated System’s membership in SPP. The Western Area Power Administration – Upper Great Plains (Western), Basin Electric Power Cooperative, and Heartland Consumers Power District make up the IS.

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May 19, 2014

SPP seeks industry experts to serve on competitive transmission project panels

Southwest Power Pool, Inc., (SPP) announced that it will create a pool of industry experts that will review, rank, and score proposal responses for certain competitive transmission projects that are approved or endorsed for construction by the SPP Board of Directors.

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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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