July 20, 2024

SPP Regional States Committee (RSC)

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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 Membership Elects Solomon, Dimitry to Board
SPP’s membership has elected Stuart Solomon and Irene Dimitry to three-year terms on its independent Board of Directors.
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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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SPP’s REAL Team Swings Into Action
SPP approved the scope of a team formed to address resource adequacy challenges and endorsed the group’s plans for dealing with resource accreditation.
Texas PUC Rejects CCN for Grid United’s Pecos West
Texas regulators have cited the state's right of first refusal law in denying Grid United’s request to build a link between ERCOT and the West.
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
New NM Commissioner Steps Down over Qualifications
Less than two weeks after the governor appointed new members to the New Mexico PRC, one member has resigned and a replacement has been named.
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.
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SPP Board/Members Committee Briefs: Oct. 25, 2022
FERC Chair Richard Glick made his first in-person visit to SPP’s headquarters last week, joining stakeholders for their regular quarterly governance meeting.
SPP Board, Regulators Side with Staff over Reserve Margin
SPP’s Board of Directors has sided with staff in approving an increase of the RTO’s planning reserve margin to 15%, effective next year.
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SPP Board, Regulators to Consider Reserve Margin Increase
SPP and its members have agreed to boost the reserve margin to 15% but remain at odds over the timing of the increase following "contentious" MOPC discussions.

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