COVID-19

SPP is proactively working to manage the COVID-19 threat. Our leadership team meets daily to ensure our employees are taking safety precautions and continuing to provide a high level of service to customers.

Our grid operators are successfully maintaining system reliability. SPP's other services, including markets and transmission planning, are proceeding normally.

Stakeholder questions about SPP's response to COVID-19 should be directed to your customer relations representative. Media inquiries may be sent to msever@spp.org.

July 1, 2020

SPP's COVID-19 Response - July 1, 2020

SPP's latest response updates:
— We've had our first confirmed case of COVID-19 among employees
— Our minimal exposure to COVID-19 is a testament to the precautions the organization has taken and our staff's support of other's safety and health
— Environmental consultants provided a positive review of our campus and protocols amid the pandemic
— We still intend to initiate our phased return to the office beginning Sept. 8, 2020, as long as community health and safety milestones can be met

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June 11, 2020

SPP's COVID-19 Response - June 11, 2020

SPP's latest response updates:
— We are postponing the initiation of our return plan until Sept. 8, 2020; this includes face-to-face meetings and business travel
— We still have zero confirmed cases among staff; best practices to continue
— We engaged an epidemiologist to tour our facility to review the controls we have in place and to provide recommendations
— We are examining internal policies and resources to support a longer-term transition

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May 21, 2020

SPP's COVID-19 Response - May 21, 2020

SPP's latest response updates:
— Member company count reaches 100
— Date set to begin phased return to the office — July 6
— Updates may become less frequent as we settle into our new ways of working
— We'll continue to communicate critical information and changes in a timely manner

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May 14, 2020

SPP's COVID-19 Response - May 14, 2020

SPP's latest response updates:
— We appreciate your continued engagement with us
— We're seeing an approximate 7-10% reduction in load
— We continue to have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our staff
— We're drafting our plan to return to the office

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May 7, 2020

SPP's COVID-19 Response - May 7, 2020

SPP's latest response updates:
— We're still tracking small but steady reductions in load, about 8-10%
— We're extending our suspension of all business travel and face-to-face meetings until Aug. 1
— We're committed to serving our local community and statewide foodbank

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April 23, 2020

SPP's COVID-19 Response - April 23, 2020

SPP's latest response updates:
— Preparing for our first virtual Regional State Committee and Board of Directors and Members Committee meetings
— Looking forward to continuing remote discussions and consensus as usual during these meetings
— Systems continue to operate reliably

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April 16, 2020

SPP's COVID-19 Response - April 16, 2020

SPP's latest response updates:
— Successful initial virtual quarterly stakeholder meetings; SPP is well-equipped to continue to help our members work together to keep the lights on today and in the future
— Developing plans to ensure our transition to the office is executed safely and orderly when the time comes
— Systems continue to operate reliably

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April 9, 2020

SPP's COVID-19 Response - April 9, 2020

SPP's latest response updates:
— Prepared for virtual quarterly stakeholder meetings; relocated July meetings to Little Rock
— Outfitted a third control room to use in the event other locations become unusable due to illness
— Committed to maintaining open lines of communication and continuing partnerships to keep the lights on

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April 2, 2020

SPP's COVID-19 Response - April 2, 2020

SPP's latest response updates:
— No confirmed cases among staff
— System remains reliable with sufficient capacity to serve load
— Upcoming quarterly meetings to be hosted virtually

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March 26, 2020

SPP's COVID-19 response - March 26, 2020

SPP's latest actions to reduce spread of the virus:
— Leadership team meets daily
— Virtual stakeholder meetings to continue until further notice
— Committed to maintaining system reliability
— Processes, procedures and controls, as well as regional planning processes, continue as normal

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