Transmission Working Group

Transmission Working Group

The Transmission Working Group (TWG) is responsible for planning criteria to evaluate transmission additions, seasonal ATC calculations, seasonal flowgate ratings, oversight of coordinated planning efforts, and oversight of transmission contingency evaluations. The TWG develops recommendations for the Operations Policy Committee regarding changes to SPP criteria referenced herein and works with individual transmission owners on issues of coordinated planning and NERC and SPP compliance. The TWG coordinates the calculation of the Available Transfer Capability for commerce maintaining regional reliability, while ensuring study procedures and criteria are updated to meet the regional needs of SPP, in cooperation with governing regulatory entities. The TWG is responsible for publication of seasonal and future reliability assessment studies on the transmission system of the SPP region. The TWG was formerly called the Transmission Assessment Working Group.

Upcoming Events

LOCATION: AEP Meeting Space - Suite 4103
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February 04, 2020 8:00AM - 5:00PM
February 05, 2020 8:00AM - 12:00PM

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March 04, 2020 8:30AM - 12:00PM

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April 09, 2020 8:30AM - 12:00PM

LOCATION: Evergy Offices, 1KC 2North & South Auditoriums
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May 05, 2020 8:00AM - 5:00PM
May 06, 2020 8:00AM - 12:00PM

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June 02, 2020 8:30AM - 12:00PM

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July 07, 2020 8:30AM - 12:00PM

LOCATION: GSEC Offices, Amarillo Board Room, 2nd Floor
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August 04, 2020 8:00AM - 5:00PM
August 05, 2020 8:00AM - 12:00PM

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September 01, 2020 8:30AM - 12:00PM

LOCATION: Southwest Power Pool Corporate Office - Auditorium B
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October 06, 2020 8:00AM - 5:00PM

LOCATION: Southwest Power Pool Corporate Office - Auditorium B
TIME:
October 07, 2020 8:00AM - 5:00PM

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November 03, 2020 8:30AM - 12:00PM

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December 02, 2020 8:30AM - 12:00PM

CHAIR
Nathan McNeil

Manager of Engineering
Midwest Energy, Inc.

VICE CHAIR
Derek Brown

Manager, Short-Term Planning
KCP&L and Westar, Evergy Companies

STAFF SECRETARY
Adam Bell

Sr. Planning Specialist
Southwest Power Pool

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