SPP RTO Compliance

SPP RTO Compliance Department

SPP’s goals for its Compliance and Standards Development departments, in part, are to facilitate the compliance of SPP business units relative to their obligations under the NERC Reliability Standards. SPP staff will strive to effectuate a systematic compliance program by providing a framework for proactive management of SPP’s compliance obligations and the oversight necessary to provide assurance that SPP is meeting those obligations. We will partner with SPP staff and with SPP stakeholders and commit to compliance excellence at SPP.

I welcome questions from SPP members and from SPP staff and embrace the opportunity to continue expanding the Compliance and Standards Development staff’s knowledge and skills in order to provide the expertise needed in an ever-changing regulatory environment with its focus on the NERC Reliability Standards. We also welcome any feedback on the success of our endeavors as we strive for continuous improvement and collaboration throughout the industry.

I look forward to working with many of you in different aspects of the NERC compliance realm. Let us know what we can do to improve your experience with this Compliance page.

Carl Stelly
Director, SPP RTO Compliance

Adhoc Questions

If you have any questions or requests regarding RTO Compliance or Standards Development, please submit your question via the Remedy Management System (RMS)

Balancing Authority Contact Information

(501) 614-3900, Option 2
(501) 804-6580

Compliance-related Departments

Markets & Operations

Compliance-related Working Groups

Critical Infrastructure Protection Working Group
Events Analysis Working Group
Reliability Compliance Working Group

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RC Contact Information

(501) 614-3900, select option 1
(501) 804-6580

Standards Development Comment Calls and Comment Facilitation

The standards development group facilitates a standard commenting call review for applicable SPP members and staff. The standards development group completes an up-front technical review and drafts initial comments. Relevant balloting positions for the project are discussed as well as determining any discrepancies in positions between SPP's comments and SPP member comments. The standards development group also will communicate positions to the ISO/RTO Standards Review Group. 

You can register for all calls via the SPP calendar of events