SPP Puts Out Call for Transmission Project Experts

SPP Puts Out Call for Transmission Project Experts

Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock has issued a public call for experts to help the regional electricity transmission organization review competitive transmission construction proposals next year.

Applicants are needed to serve on an independent panel of power industry experts to be created under an order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The panel’s task under Order 1000 will be reviewing, ranking and scoring proposals to build infrastructure for transmission projects approved by SPP’s board of directors.

Candidates for the panel should have expertise in one or more of the following areas of electric transmission: engineering design, project management and construction, operations, rate design and analysis, and finance.

The application period closes March 30. SPP’s oversight committee will make recommendations on applicants, and pool members will be approved by the SPP board later this year. The jobs are considered contract positions with compensation via a monthly retainer. Experts placed on the panel will receive an hourly rate. More information is available at SPP.org under Engineering > Transmission Owner Selection Process > Industry Expert Panel.

Responders can also reach regulatory analyst Aaron Shipley at ashipley@spp.org.

Nonprofit SPP is mandated by the FERC to manage the electric grid across 17 central and western states. It also provides energy services on a contract basis to customers in both the Eastern and Western Interconnections.