Press Releases

April 22, 2011

Southwest Power Pool receives USEA 2011 Energy Industry Volunteer Partnership award

The United States Energy Association and the United States Agency for International Development presented the 2011 Energy Industry Volunteer Partnership Award to Southwest Power Pool, Inc.

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January 26, 2011

SPP approves transmission plan for the Year 2030, further development of new energy markets

In keeping with its 2010 Strategic Plan to build a robust transmission system and develop efficient energy markets, the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors approved construction of $176 million in new transmission projects needed to maintain reliable supplies of electricity across the region.

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December 27, 2010

Power restored in southern Louisiana

Today at 9:16 a.m. Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) instructed transmission operators in south central Louisiana to restore loading on the transmission system; all load was restored at 9:24 a.m.

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December 17, 2010

Suskie to Join Southwest Power Pool

Paul Suskie is joining Southwest Power Pool (SPP) as General Counsel and Senior Vice President – Regulatory Policy effective January 3, 2011.

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September 30, 2010

SPP holds groundbreaking ceremony for new campus

SPP held a groundbreaking ceremony today for its new $62 million campus; speakers included Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, SPP President and CEO Nick Brown, Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce Chairman Barbara Graves and SPP's Board of Directors Chairman Jim Eckelberger.

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July 15, 2010

Integrated transmission planning process approved by FERC

FERC approved SPP's Integrated Transmission Planning process (ITP), which was approved by the SPP Board of Directors in October 2009

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June 17, 2010

FERC approves new cost sharing method for expanding SPP’s transmission grid

Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a new “Highway/Byway” method of sharing costs for new electric transmission in the SPP region, which includes all or parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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April 27, 2010

SPP approves construction of new electric transmission infrastructure

Today the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors and Members Committee approved for construction a group of “priority” high voltage electric transmission projects estimated to bring benefits of at least $3.7 billion to the SPP region over 40 years.

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April 19, 2010

SPP proposes new cost sharing method for expanding the regional electric transmission grid

Today the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors and Regional State Committee, comprised of regulatory commissioners from seven states, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) a new “Highway/Byway” method of sharing costs for electric transmission in the SPP region, which includes all or parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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February 26, 2010

Southwest Power Pool to build corporate headquarters in Little Rock

Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP), a non-profit organization that provides services to 56 electric utilities and related organizations in nine states, today announced it will build a new corporate headquarters in Little Rock.

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