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Improvements to Grid Include Advancing Cyber Security

by Sean Beherec 6/29/2015 12:00 am

In addition to grid improvements, the energy industry in Arkansas is also working together on advancements in cyber security, said Nick Brown, the CEO of Southwest Power Pool. In his opinion, cyber attacks present the most significant risk to the grid.

Modern Grid Improvements Drawing Billions of Dollars

by Sean Beherec 6/29/2015 12:00 am

In the utility industry, the ongoing pursuit of greater efficiency and reliability drives many large-scale capital improvements. From new computer modeling to upgrading building materials to maximize efficiency, utilities and operators around the state are focusing on ways to modernize the grid.

Vistage Provides Group Therapy for Executives

by Gwen Moritz 4/6/2015 12:00 am

When Arkansas CEOs come together at their Vistage support group, egos are checked at the door.

Stacy Duckett, VP of Southwest Power Pool, Dies at 50

by Jan Cottingham 3/24/2015 2:13 pm

Stacy Lynn Duckett of North Little Rock, vice president, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary at Southwest Power Pool in Little Rock, has died at age 50.

‘How’ Is More Important Than ‘What’ (Nick Brown Commentary)

by Nick Brown 11/17/2014 12:00 am

Southwest Power Pool Inc. was recently honored by receiving Arkansas Business’ Benchmark Award as Arkansas’ best place to work. The recognition provides further verification of the importance of culture in business. However, culture is also something I lost sight of several years ago.

Environment Powers Employees at Southwest Power Pool

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2013 12:00 am

Southwest Power Pool has provided the kind of atmosphere — physical and otherwise — that makes it easy to retain employees. Its efforts to accommodate employees, and its move last year into a $62 million headquarters campus in west Little Rock, have made Southwest Power Pool one of Arkansas Business’ 2013 Best Places to Work.

Southwest Power Pool Wants Better Public Schooling in Arkansas

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 11/27/2012 7:36 am

Southwest Power Pool Inc.'s decision to keep its $62 million headquarters in Arkansas indicates that the state can support major employers with highly educated workforces. But according to Nick Brown, the company's top executive, Arkansas needs to better train its young students for careers in technology.

Arkansas PSC Approves Entergy-MISO Move, SPP Disapproves

by Luke Jones 10/26/2012 4:24 pm

The Arkansas Public Service Commission says it would approve Entergy Arkansas' joining with a regional transmission group, prompting a statement of disapproval from Southwest Power Pool.

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