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SPP Agrees to End Enforcement Role; Workers to Keep Jobs

by Kyle Massey 7/25/2017 4:33 pm

Southwest Power Pool is ending its role as a regional enforcer of standards for reliability in the bulk power grid, agreeing to eliminate the SPP Regional Entity no later than the end of 2018.

New Hires at Baldwin & Shell Includes Jonesboro Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Libii Fairhead, Jarrod Hale and Michael Hansberry have joined Baldwin & Shell Construction Co.

Pat Fitts Steps Up at Game & Fish (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Pat Fitts has been promoted to assistant deputy director at the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission.

SPP Names Keith Collins Market Monitoring Chief

by Kyle Massey 5/3/2017 2:17 pm

A California power system monitoring veteran has hired on as the new executive director of Southwest Power Pool's Market Monitoring Unit in Little Rock.

Advanced Cabling Systems Keeps Climbing the Charts

by Kyle Massey 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Double-digit growth has been a constant companion for Advanced Cabling Systems LLC during its first 20 years of business.

Attorney Kandi Hughes Joins Southwest Power Pool (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Kandi Hughes has been hired as an attorney at Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock in the company’s corporate legal department.

Born in Wartime, Southwest Power Pool Marks 75 Years

by Kyle Massey 12/16/2016 12:00 pm

The Southwest Power Pool, a wartime baby that had growing pains through the atomic age and matured into one of the nation's largest coordinators of the electric grid, turned 75 years old today.

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.

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