September 25, 2023


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SPP REAL Team Compromises on PBA, ELCC Revisions

SPP stakeholders asked two working groups to consider compromise language on a pair of tariff revisions related to resource adequacy policies.

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Nation’s Grid Faces ‘Rendezvous with Reality’
An SPP Resource Adequacy Summit provided an opportunity for federal and state regulators, academics, market participants and stakeholders to discuss the reliability issues facing the grid.
ERCOT Voltage Drop Leads to EEA Level 2
A drop in voltage forced ERCOT to enter emergency operations for the first time since the disastrous February 2021 winter storm.
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SPP Sets New Summer Peak as Great Plains Roast
SPP set a new record for summer peak demand, the first of several that could come this week with a heat dome settled over the Great Plains.
NorthWestern Energy
FERC Sides with Wind Developer vs. NorthWestern
FERC granted in part, and dismissed in part, Ponderosa Power’s complaint against NorthWestern’s proposal to assign roughly $30 million in network upgrade costs to the wind farm developer.
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SPP Awards NextEra 3rd Competitive Project
Three weeks after it was unable to agree on a recommended developer for a competitive upgrade in New Mexico, SPP’s Board of Directors endorsed an industry expert panel’s initial direction.
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SPP Markets+ Stakeholders Begin Tariff’s Development
Potential SPP Markets+ participants democratically endorsed the first pieces of the day-ahead market’s tariff, acquiring a taste of the grid operator’s stakeholder process at the same time.
LG Energy Solution
Vistra Generation Helping ERCOT Meet Record Demand

Vistra CEO Jim Burke said Luminant’s generating fleet has performed well amid Texas’ ongoing heat wave, which has led to multiple demand records this summer.

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SPP Board/Members Committee Briefs: July 24-25, 2023
SPP’s Board of Directors and its state regulators endorsed congestion-hedging improvements that have been years in the making, accepting staff’s recommendation to approve a package of eight proposals.
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SPP Planning Response After FERC Rejection of Tariff Revision
SPP's legal staff is evaluating its options after FERC's recent rejection of a tariff revision to allocate “byway” transmission projects on a case-by-case basis.

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