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An idea to clear out the SPP interconnection queue backlog to reduce renewable PPA...

Clearing the current queue backlog is the focus of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) generator interconnection staff. However, they are missing a key long-term solution to address the root cause of backlog, identifying network...

Extreme weather prompts emergency declarations for transmission grid operators

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) declared a Maximum Generation Event – Emergency Event Step 2c in its South Region due to the extreme cold and weather conditions causing high demand on the bulk...

Southwest Power Pool elects Bronwen Bastone to board of directors

Bastone has nearly 20 years of human resources and human capital strategy experience, spending over half of that time in financial services. In 2017, Bastone became a partner at Exos Financial, a company that delivers the services of a traditional investment bank, reimagined to the digital world and integrated into a powerful technology platform.

Voltus to deliver demand response to Southwest Power Pool

SPP has a peak demand of 50,662 MWs across 17 states, including Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

Arkansas Commissioner Kimberly A. O’Guinn appointed to NARUC committee

Since joining the commission, she served a term as president of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. In addition, she is a member of NARUC's Critical Infrastructure Committee and Gas Committee.

Southwest Power Pool VP, COO plans to retire in 2020

Carl Monroe, Southwest Power Pool's executive vice president and chief operating officer, has announced plans to retire effective in the first quarter of 2020.

Arkansas Commissioner Kimberly O’Guinn appointed to NARUC board

O'Guinn has served on the Arkansas PSC since November 2016, when she was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson. She served previously as the director of communications for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and was also an engineer in the ADEQ's Office of Air Quality for 16 years.

Manufacturer’s group thanks FERC for investigating transmission projects

Electric transmission costs, as a percent of customer electric bills, have been manufacturing's single largest energy cost increase over the last decade

IEA, EDF unit to build 300 MW wind farm in Nebraska

The project award is valued at about $98 million, according to IEA, and will be able to power up to 115,000 average homes

Utility-scale wind energy ramping up for one of best years in U.S.

EIA data forecasts that U.S. wind capacity added this year should total 12.7 GW, by far the best since 2012's record of 13.3 GW. That was the year the production tax credit (PTC) was originally supposed to phase out, although it was extended.