Stakeholder Prioritization Process

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The Stakeholder Prioritization Process was established by SPP at the direction of the Markets and Operations Policy Committee (MOPC) in July 2015. (Download the July 2015 MOPC meeting materials here.)

The process – defined by the Stakeholder Prioritization Task Force (SPTF)– is based on the principle that there is power in participation.  It provides a mechanism by which stakeholders can provide input into the prioritization of projects and enhancement and revision requests.

SPP staff post a quarterly report of all member-facing, member-impacting enhancement requests, revision requests, and projects (including priority ranking and cost estimates for each) for stakeholder review and comment, then facilitate a meeting at which interested parties may provide feedback regarding items on which comments were submitted. SPP submits to the MOPC a quarterly report summarizing the meeting's discussion and any resulting updates made to their rankings/estimates. 

Below are listed upcoming deadlines, posting dates, and meetings, and you may find recent reports and other materials related to the stakeholder prioritization process in the Related Documents menu to the left.

To submit an enhancement or revision request or a comment regarding an enhancement or revision request or project identified in the most recent quarterly report, select the appropriate Quick Pick via SPP's Request Management System (link opens a new window).

Stakeholder Prioritization Quarterly Phone Conferences 

Other dates of note:

Fourth quarter 2020:

  • Oct. 28, 2020: Deadline to submit new enhancement requests
  • Nov. 13, 2020: SPP will post quarterly SPP Portfolio Report; Comment period opens
  • Nov. 27, 2020: Comment period ends
  • Dec. 11, 2020: SPP will post agenda for Dec. 18 meeting and reports with stakeholders’ comments
  • Dec. 18, 2020: Quarterly Stakeholder Prioritization Meeting
  • TBD: SPP will post agenda and meeting materials for January 2020 MOPC meeting, including stakeholder prioritization summary report
  • Jan. 11-12, 2021: Quarterly MOPC meeting 

First quarter 2021:

  • Jan. 28, 2021: Deadline to submit new enhancement requests
  • Feb. 12, 2021: SPP will post quarterly SPP Portfolio Report; Comment period opens
  • Feb. 26, 2021: Comment period ends
  • March 5, 2021: SPP will post agenda for March 12 meeting and reports with stakeholders’ comments
  • March 12, 2021: Quarterly Stakeholder Prioritization Meeting
  • TBD: SPP will post agenda and meeting materials for April MOPC meeting, including stakeholder prioritization summary report
  • April 12-13, 2021: Quarterly MOPC meeting

Second quarter 2021:

  • April 28, 2021: Deadline to submit new enhancement requests
  • May 14, 2021: SPP will post quarterly SPP Portfolio Report; Comment period opens
  • May 28, 2021: Comment period ends
  • June 11, 2020: SPP will post agenda for June 18 meeting and reports with stakeholders’ comments
  • June 18, 2021: Quarterly Stakeholder Prioritization Meeting
  • TBD: SPP will post agenda and meeting materials for July MOPC meeting, including stakeholder prioritization summary report
  • July 12-13, 2021: Quarterly MOPC meeting

Third quarter 2021:

  • July 28, 2021: Deadline to submit new enhancement requests
  • Aug. 13, 2021: SPP will post quarterly SPP Portfolio Report; Comment period opens
  • Aug. 27, 2021: Comment period ends
  • Sept. 10, 2021: SPP will post agenda for Sept. 17 meeting and reports with stakeholders’ comments
  • Sept. 17, 2021: Quarterly Stakeholder Prioritization Meeting
  • TBD: SPP will post agenda and meeting materials for third quarter MOPC meeting, including stakeholder prioritization summary report
  • Oct. 11-12, 2021: Quarterly MOPC meeting

Fourth quarter 2021:

  • Oct. 29, 2021: Deadline to submit new enhancement requests
  • Nov. 12, 2021: SPP will post quarterly SPP Portfolio Report; Comment period opens
  • Nov. 26, 2021: Comment period ends
  • Dec. 10, 2021: SPP will post agenda for Dec. 17 meeting and reports with stakeholders’ comments
  • Dec. 17, 2021: Quarterly Stakeholder Prioritization Meeting
  • TBD: SPP will post agenda and meeting materials for January 2022 MOPC meeting, including stakeholder prioritization summary report
  • Jan. 10-11, 2022: Quarterly MOPC meeting