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FERC approves SPP Resource Adequacy Requirement tariff revision effective July 1

FERC approves SPP Resource Adequacy Requirement tariff revision effective July 1 Houston — Southwest Power Pool can implement a Resource Adequacy Requirement program for its footprint, effectively requiring loads with insufficient resources to participate in bilateral capacity markets, as a result of a US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order issued Tuesday. hen SPP implemented its … Continue reading FERC approves SPP Resource Adequacy Requirement tariff revision effective July 1

#PSO pulls plug on massive Wind Catcher energy project

PSO pulls plug on massive Wind Catcher energy project The landscape of future electrical power production in Oklahoma may have shifted somewhat Friday. Public Service Co. of Oklahoma announced it won’t pursue further efforts to gain approval from state regulators for its proposed Wind Catcher Energy Connection project. Its announcement came a day after regulators … Continue reading #PSO pulls plug on massive Wind Catcher energy project

SPP to offer reliability coordination in Western Interconnection power grid

SPP to offer reliability coordination in Western Interconnection power grid The Southwest Power Pool, an electric reliability council operating in the central Southern US roughly from North Dakota to the Texas Panhandle, will begin offering reliability coordination services in the Western Interconnection. The Western Interconnection is a wide area power grid that runs from western … Continue reading SPP to offer reliability coordination in Western Interconnection power grid

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