Stakeholder Prioritization Process

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The Stakeholder Prioritization Process was established by SPP at the direction of the Markets and Operations Policy Committee (MOPC) in July 2015. (Download the July 2015 MOPC meeting materials here.)

The process – defined by the Stakeholder Prioritization Task Force (SPTF)– is based on the principle that there is power in participation.  It provides a mechanism by which stakeholders can provide input into the prioritization of projects and enhancement and revision requests.

SPP staff post a quarterly report of all member-facing, member-impacting enhancement requests, revision requests, and projects (including priority ranking and cost estimates for each) for stakeholder review and comment, then facilitate a meeting at which interested parties may provide feedback regarding items on which comments were submitted. SPP submits to the MOPC a quarterly report summarizing the meeting's discussion and any resulting updates made to their rankings/estimates. 

Below are listed upcoming deadlines, posting dates, and meetings, and you may find recent reports and other materials related to the stakeholder prioritization process in the Related Documents menu to the left.

To submit an enhancement or revision request or a comment regarding an enhancement or revision request or project identified in the most recent quarterly report, select the appropriate Quick Pick via SPP's Request Management System (link opens a new window).

Stakeholder Prioritization Quarterly Phone Conferences 

Other dates of note:

First quarter:

  • Jan. 30, 2019: Deadline to submit new enhancement requests
  • Feb. 15, 2019: SPP will post quarterly SPP Portfolio Report; Comment period opens
  • March 1, 2019: Comment period ends
  • March 15, 2019: SPP will post agenda of March 22 meeting and reports with stakeholders’ comments
  • March 22, 2019: Quarterly Stakeholder Prioritization Meeting
  • April 2, 2019: SPP will post agenda and meeting materials for April 16 MOPC meeting, including stakeholder prioritization summary report
  • April 16-17, 2019: Quarterly MOPC meeting

Second quarter:

  • April 30, 2019: Deadline to submit new enhancement requests
  • May 17, 2019: SPP will post quarterly SPP Portfolio Report; Comment period opens
  • May 31, 2019: Comment period ends
  • June 14, 2019: SPP will post agenda of June 21meeting and reports with stakeholders’ comments
  • June 21 2019 Quarterly Stakeholder Prioritization Meeting
  • July 9, 2019: SPP will post agenda and meeting materials for July 16 MOPC meeting, including stakeholder prioritization summary report
  • July 16-17, 2019: Quarterly MOPC meeting

Third quarter:

  • July 31, 2019: Deadline to submit new enhancement requests
  • Aug. 15, 2019: SPP will post quarterly SPP Portfolio Report; Comment period opens
  • Aug. 30, 2019: Comment period ends
  • Sept. 13, 2019: SPP will post agenda of Sept. 20 meeting and reports with stakeholders’ comments
  • Sept. 20, 2019: Quarterly Stakeholder Prioritization Meeting
  • Oct. 4, 2019: SPP will post agenda and meeting materials for 3rd Quarter MOPC meeting, including stakeholder prioritization summary report
  • Oct. 15, 2019: Quarterly MOPC meeting

Fourth quarter:

  • Oct. 30, 2019: Deadline to submit new enhancement requests
  • Nov. 15, 2019: SPP will post quarterly SPP Portfolio Report; Comment period opens
  • Nov. 29, 2019: Comment period ends
  • Dec. 6, 2019: SPP will post agenda of Dec. 13 meeting and reports with stakeholders’ comments
  • Dec. 13, 2019: Quarterly Stakeholder Prioritization Meeting
  • Dec. 27, 2019: SPP will post agenda and meeting materials for January 2020 MOPC meeting, including stakeholder prioritization summary report
  • Jan. 14, 2020: Quarterly MOPC meeting