April 17, 2024

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD)

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Panelists Say Focus, Fun Equally Important to GridEx
Held every two years, the GridEx conference helps electric utilities and other stakeholders test and improve their security incident response plans.
SPP Congestion-hedging Recommendations Gain Traction
SPP is pushing a hybrid approach to its congestion-hedging process by first equitably allocating congestion rights and then increasing the pool of awards.
SPP MOPC Approves Change Addressing Fuel Limitations
SPP stakeholders approved the ability of market participants facing fuel limitations to include opportunity costs in their mitigated offers.
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FERC Orders Show-cause Proceedings for SPP Utilities’ Transmission Rate Protocols
FERC ordered show-cause proceedings on the transmission formula rate protocols of four utilities in SPP.
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SPP Board of Directors/Markets Committee Briefs: April 26, 2022
SPP’s Board of Directors approved the RTO’s fourth competitive transmission project, awarding a $55 million, 345-kV facility to NextEra Energy Transmission.
FERC Rules in Three SPP Disputes
FERC ruled in three SPP dockets involving Tenaska, NorthWestern Energy and Nebraska Public Power District and Tri-State Generation and Transmission.
FERC Approves Wind Farm’s 2nd Waiver Request
FERC granted Thunderhead Wind’s request for a waiver of SPP’s interconnection procedures, allowing the RTO to evaluate an alternative interconnection point.
FERC Rejects 2 of 3 SPP Waiver Requests
FERC cited the filed rate doctrine on retroactive ratemaking to reject a pair of SPP requests for waivers to resettle billing errors.
SPP MOPC Briefs: Oct. 13-14, 2020
SPP stakeholders endorsed a 10-year transmission plan that will likely continue to underestimate wind energy development.
FERC Order Keeps Z2, Aids EDF’s Sponsored Project
FERC rejected SPP’s request to eliminate Z2 revenue credits for sponsored transmission upgrades, allowing the RTO to submit a revised proposal.

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