May 21, 2024

Southwest Power Pool (SPP)

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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 Regional State Committee Briefs: May 6, 2024
FERC Commissioner Mark Christie, who still refers to himself as a state regulator after 17 years on the Virginia commission, offered words of praise and encouragement for SPP’s state regulators.
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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.
SPP Promotes Kelley, Cathey to VP Posts
SPP filled two vice presidential vacancies, naming David Kelley as its CFO and finance vice president and promoting Casey Cathey to Kelley’s former engineering VP position.
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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.
FERC Conditionally Accepts OG&E Rate Filing
FERC conditionally accepted Oklahoma Gas and Electric’s proposed formula rate template revisions, as requested, but directed the company to submit a compliance filing within 30 days.
MISO, SPP Preparing Joint Tx Study’s Scope
MISO and SPP alerted stakeholders that their staffs have completed the annual issues review process and are developing a planning scope in their latest effort to find a suitable interregional joint project.
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SPP’s Proposed Capacity Accreditation Methods Draw Protests at FERC
SPP’s effort to impose capacity accreditation methodologies for thermal and renewable resources has drawn protests from public-interest and clean-energy groups at FERC.

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