Southwest Power Pool seeks DOE approval for electricity sales into Canada
With the integration of Basin Electric in October 2015, SPP’s grid reached into Canada.
Basin Electric’s systems’ deliver electricity to 2.9 million consumers in parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Montana, and New Mexico.
SPP’s territory covers portions of the same states, as well as Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.
In the wake of Basin Electric joining SPP, the organization in January 2016 asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve tariffs that would allow recognize the U.S.-Canadian border as a point of sale for transactions with a Canadian transmission provider.