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SPP Market Monitor’s Annual State of the Market Report shows competitive markets, recommends steps for enhanced flexibility and efficiency

SPP Market Monitor’s Annual State of the Market Report shows competitive markets, recommends steps for enhanced flexibility and efficiency LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Marketing Monitoring Unit (MMU) has released its 2017 Annual State of the Market Report. The report presents an overview of market design … Continue reading SPP Market Monitor’s Annual State of the Market Report shows competitive markets, recommends steps for enhanced flexibility and efficiency

Southwest Power Pool pursuing grid expansion plan without #Colorado utility, for now

Southwest Power Pool pursuing grid expansion plan without Colorado utility, for now Plans to integrate an informal group of Rocky Mountain electricity service providers and power generators in the western U.S. into the Southwest Power Pool may have dimmed. In promoting the deal, both the Mountain West Transmission Group and the Southwest Power Pool had … Continue reading Southwest Power Pool pursuing grid expansion plan without #Colorado utility, for now

RTOs Take to Catwalk for Western Commissioners

RTOs Take to Catwalk for Western Commissioners VANCOUVER, Canada — The three RTOs vying to organize Western electricity markets on Thursday faced off before an audience of utility regulators in what one state commissioner billed a “beauty pageant.” “Thank you for competing,” Montana Public Service Commission Vice Chairman Travis Kavulla jokingly told representatives of CAISO, … Continue reading RTOs Take to Catwalk for Western Commissioners

SPP CEO ‘very disappointed’ with #Colorado utility’s exit from Mountain West Transmission Group

SPP CEO ‘very disappointed’ with Colorado utility’s exit from Mountain West Transmission Group Southwest Power Pool CEO Nick Brown said Tuesday that Friday’s announcement by Xcel Energy unit Public Service Co. of Colorado that it was exiting Mountain West Transmission Group “caught us by a great deal of surprise and shock.” “I am very disappointed, … Continue reading SPP CEO ‘very disappointed’ with #Colorado utility’s exit from Mountain West Transmission Group

#Xcel_Energy ditches effort to join regional network as potential cost savings evaporate

Xcel Energy ditches effort to join regional network as potential cost savings evaporate Xcel Energy, the state’s largest utility, is pulling out of the Mountain West Transmission Group, which likely will derail an effort by Colorado utilities to join the Southwest Power Pool. “After much deliberation, Xcel Energy has determined that continued engagement in Mountain … Continue reading #Xcel_Energy ditches effort to join regional network as potential cost savings evaporate

Analysis: Southwest Power Pool March prices fall on milder weather, mixed on the year

Analysis: Southwest Power Pool March prices fall on milder weather, mixed on the year Milder weather and heavier wind output pushed Southwest Power Pool wholesale power prices lower in March, but the year-over-year differences varied by location, with North Hub prices up and South Hub prices down. Day-ahead on-peak prices at SPP South Hub fell … Continue reading Analysis: Southwest Power Pool March prices fall on milder weather, mixed on the year

Southwest Power Pool real-time prices drop on high wind generation

Southwest Power Pool real-time prices drop on high wind generation Southwest Power Pool real-time prices turned negative Monday afternoon as wind generation picked up. South Hub real-time was negative $15.25/MWh around 1:25 pm CDT Monday as wind generation increased in the SPP footprint. Wind generation was more than 43% of the SPP fuel mix at … Continue reading Southwest Power Pool real-time prices drop on high wind generation