Tagged: southwest power pool

Priced as Marked (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Nonprofits compete for the same private-sector labor as for-profit companies, but even those of us who seek out salary data have to be impressed with just how much medical professionals are being paid.

Million-Dollar Salaries Proliferate on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Of the 24 nonprofit employees whose total compensation — salary plus reported benefits — exceeded $1 million, 22 are employed in the health care field.

Southwest Power Pool's Nick Brown Recognized by Honor Society (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Nick Brown, president and CEO of Southwest Power Pool in Little Rock, has received the 2016 Business Achievement Award from Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society.

Southwest Power Pool Adds 2 New Board Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 11:01 am

Graham Edwards and Bruce Scherr were elected to the SPP board at a meeting in Oklahoma City. The appointments are effective immediately, the company said, and expand the board to nine members.

SPP to Take Part in National Grid Improvement Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2016 10:34 am

Southwest Power Pool will work with the U.S. Department of Energy on its Grid Modernization Initiative to improve the reliability and security of the nation's electricity delivery system, the company announced.

SPP, MISO Reach Transmission Usage Agreement

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2015 11:15 am

Southwest Power Pool announced Tuesday that it had reached a deal with MISO to ensure compensation for use of the SPP system.

Southwest Power Pool Absorbs Western Integrated System

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 4:09 pm

Southwest Power Pool officially has absorbed an integrated transmission system that covers several midwestern and western U.S. states, the regional transmission organization said.

Wind Power Still Benefits Arkansas (Feedback)

by Steve Patterson 8/17/2015 12:00 am

While the state’s unlucky timing in launching its bid to become a wind component manufacturing hub hurt the prospects of large component manufacturers like Nordex and Mitsubishi, the growth of the wind power sector nationwide continues to benefit the Arkansas economy.

SPP: State-by-State Approach to Cutting Emissions Costly

by Mark Carter 7/27/2015 2:19 pm

Southwest Power Pool says the proposed federal Clean Power Plan will result in higher energy costs if instituted on a state-by-state basis.

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.

Matt Morais Named Associate General Counsel at Southwest Power Pool

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 9:38 am

Morais will be responsible for legal and regulatory policy issues involving Federal Energy Regulatory Commission matters related to markets and operations, according to a news release.

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.

Employee Accountability Charges Up Southwest Power Pool

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Southwest Power Pool is the unsung hero of your everyday life and you probably don’t even know it. They are essentially the “air traffic controllers” of the electric power grid, serving customers in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

PLEASANT VALLEY: Susan and Nick Brown

by Susan and Nick Brown 7/1/2014 12:00 am

Susan and Nick Brown admit they had some strict criteria for a new home: more inside and outside space for entertaining, a circle and side drive for plenty of parking and separation, a circle or cul-de-sac street to avoid through traffic, a great backyard view — preferably over a golf course — a north-facing house for backyard shade, a relatively level lot but not boring, and a pool would also be nice. They found it all in Pleasant Valley.

Pay Tops $1 Million For Seven on Highest-paid Nonprofit Employees List

by Gwen Moritz 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Seven nonprofit employees in Arkansas who earned more than $1 million in the 2012 tax year are either medical doctors or hospital administrators, as are the vast majority of the 262 nonprofit employees whose compensation exceeding $215,000 is reported in this issue.

Nontraditional Benefits, Unusual Perks Growing In Popularity

by Luke Jones 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Increasingly, companies are looking to offer benefits that fall outside the normal range: flexible hours, paid lunches, ice cream on Fridays. These perks might not be mentioned in the company handbook, but they’re becoming more important in attracting a new generation of employees and keeping the old ones.

Southwest Power Pool Implements Integrated Marketplace

by Lee Hogan 3/3/2014 10:19 am

Southwest Power Pool has successfully implemented its Integrated Marketplace. SPP says they are the first Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) to design, build and deliver a day-ahead market on time and on budget.