Holistic Integrated Tariff Team

Holistic Integrated Tariff Team

On March 13, 2018, the SPP Board of Directors approved the Creation of the Holistic Integrated Tariff Team (HITT).  The Team has the goal of taking a holistic look at the many issues challenging the SPP region.  Specifically, the HITT is tasked to explore and assess the following areas:

  • SPP’s transmission planning and study processes, including, but not limited to, Generation Interconnections (GI); the GI queue; Aggregate Studies; Energy Resource Interconnection Service (ERIS) and Network Resource Interconnection Service (NRIS); capacity requirements, including more attributes than energy; and related FERC planning requirements;
  • Transmission cost allocation issues, including. but not limited to, Highway/Byway, directly assigned costs, Attachment Z2 credits, cost allocation impacts on transmission pricing zones with large wind resources, and state by state supply resource mix requirements and/or goals;
  • Integrated Marketplace impacts related to a changing resource mix, access to lower cost generation, potential changes in production tax credits, approach of using market-based compensation for varying attributes of different types of generators, etc.;
  • Disconnects or potential synergies between transmission planning and real-time reliability and economic operations; and 
  • Additional areas and/or issues as appropriate and reasonably related to its scope of work.

Upon gathering all pertinent information the Team is expected to issue a report to the SPP Board of Directors and Members Committee containing a set of high-level recommendations that provide solutions for the region by April 2019.

Upcoming Events

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January 23, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM
January 24, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM

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February 28, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM
March 01, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM

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April 03, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM
April 04, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM

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April 25, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM

CHAIRMAN
Thomas Kent

Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Nebraska Public Power District

VICE CHAIRMAN
Robert Janssen

Member
Dogwood Energy, LLC

STAFF SECRETARY
Paul Suskie

Executive Vice President of Regulatory and Legal
Southwest Power Pool

Shari Feist Albrecht
Kansas Corporation Commission
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Denise Buffington
KCP&L and Westar, Evergy Companies
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Holly Carias
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC
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Jim Eckelberger
SPP Board of Directors
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Graham Edwards
SPP Board of Directors
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Dennis Florom
Lincoln Electric System
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Bill Grant
Southwestern Public Service-Xcel Energy
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Dennis Grennan
Nebraska Power Review Board
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Brett Leopold
ITC Great Plains LLC
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Greg McAuley
Oklahoma Gas & Electric-Transmission
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Mike Risan
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
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Richard Ross
American Electric Power-Southwestern Electric Power Co (TO)
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Al Tamimi
Sunflower Electric Power Corp
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Michael Wise
Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc.
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Cindy Ireland
Arkansas Public Service Commission
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