May 22, 2024


The Southwest Power Pool is a regional transmission organization that coordinates the reliability of the transmission system and balances electric supply and demand in all or parts of Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.
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SPP Board of Directors/MC Briefs: May 7, 2024
SPP CEO Barbara Sugg warned the RTO’s board and stakeholders that the grid operator faces new and stronger headwinds, even as it met its corporate goals’ first-quarter milestones.
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SPP’s Stakeholder Process Attracts Markets+ Participants
SPP says its stakeholder-driven culture is key to Markets+' success in the Western Interconnection.
FERC Approves Changes to SPP’s GI Process
FERC accepted SPP tariff revisions designed to increase study deposits for generator interconnection requests, add a nonrefundable application fee and clarify the process of evaluating modifications to requests.
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SPP, Members Close in on Fuel Policy, Base PRM
SPP and its stakeholders appear to be nearing consensus on establishing separate planning reserve margins for the summer and winter seasons and setting up a fuel assurance mechanism.
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SPP Markets and Operations Policy Committee: April 16-17, 2024
SPP publicly alerted stakeholders it failed to conduct a tariff-required analysis of several GI queue study clusters during their effort to reduce the backlog of GI requests dating back to 2017.
26 Western Entities Signal Continued Support for Markets+
More than two dozen Western electricity sector entities sent a letter to SPP expressing support for the continued development of the RTO’s Markets+, which is competing for participants with CAISO’s Extended Day-Ahead Market. 
Nevada RTO Proceeding Examines EDAM, Markets+ Design

Two competing day-ahead markets from CAISO and SPP are taking different approaches to resource sufficiency and adequacy, according to presenters at a workshop included in a regulatory effort to help inform NV Energy’s decision on which market to join.

SPP Files Proposed Markets+ Tariff at FERC
SPP filed its Markets+ tariff at FERC, the culmination of more than a year-long collaborative effort with potential participants and stakeholders to draft rules and protocols for the grid operator’s day-ahead market offering.
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GCPA Tabs Clemenhagen as New Exec Director
The nonprofit Gulf Coast Power Association has selected Customized Energy Solutions' Barbara Clemenhagen as its next executive director.
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SPP Board Approves Markets+ Phase 1 Tariff
SPP’s Board of Directors and its members have approved the initial tariff for its Markets+ service offering in the Western Interconnection, clearing the way for its filing at FERC.  

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