Project Cost Working Group

Project Cost Working Group

To maintain the integrity of the SPP transmission project estimate process, a rigorous and transparent evaluation of cost estimate variances is required. The SPP project tracking process sets cost variance bandwidths and mandates justification and review for project cost estimates that have changed outside these bandwidths, including Competitive Upgrades.  The purpose of establishing the Project Cost Working Group (PCWG) is to create a group with stakeholder input, oversight, and accountability that can provide a transparent review of transmission cost variances.  To ensure cost estimate variances are addressed in a timely manner, the PCWG will evaluate projects exceeding allowable variance levels on a monthly basis. On a quarterly basis, the PCWG will provide a report of their findings and comments to stakeholders. The PCWG will also maintain the SPP Study Estimate Design Guide (SEDG). The PCWG will notify MOPC if a trend is developing in cost estimates deviating from the SEDG. The MOPC is responsible for determining if a review of the SEDG is required. However, this does not preclude PCWG from suggesting to the MOPC any other changes to the SEDG. The PCWG will also maintain the SPP Minimum Design Standards (MDS). 

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January 04, 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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February 06, 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM

LOCATION: AEP Office - 41st Floor
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March 04, 2019 11:30AM - 4:00PM

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April 03, 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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May 01, 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM

LOCATION: AEP Office - 41st Floor
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June 05, 2019 8:30AM - 2:30PM

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July 02, 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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August 07, 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM

LOCATION: AEP Office - 41st Floor
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September 04, 2019 8:30AM - 2:30PM

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October 02, 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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November 06, 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM

LOCATION: AEP Office - 41st Floor
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December 04, 2019 8:30AM - 2:30PM

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January 08, 2020 1:00PM - 4:00PM

CHAIRMAN
Tom Hestermann

Manager, Transmission Policy
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

VICE CHAIRMAN
Brian Johnson

Transmission Asset Strategy Mgr.
American Electric Power-OK Transmission Co. (TU)

STAFF SECRETARY
John O'Dell

Planning Analyst III
Southwest Power Pool

Scott Brunnert
OG&E
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Randy Diede
WAPA
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Jamie Hajek
NorthWestern Energy
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Travis Hill
Nebraska Public Power District
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Larry Holloway
Kansas Power Pool
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David Insinger
Omaha Public Power District
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Brenda Jessop
KCP&L and Westar, Evergy Companies
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Jonah Martin
Tri-State Generation and Transmission
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Kenny Munsell
Xcel Energy
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David Sonntag
Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
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Boyd Trester
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
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Shawnee Claiborn-Pinto
Public Utility Commission of Texas
Liaison Member MORE INFO

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