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SPP Reaches Western Milestone, Files Tariff With FERC

It's a step forward in SPP's plan to develop a day-ahead power market in the western U.S. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

Arkansas Regulators Reverse Decision, Accept $142M Settlement for Grand Gulf Costs

The Arkansas Public Service Commission rejected Entergy's "low-ball" offer in August 2022. Now the commission has dropped its objections with little fanfare. read more >

SPP Will Be First RTO to Span East and West Interconnections

Seven western utilities have committed to joining the nonprofit, the first major expansion of SPP’s RTO service territory since October 2015. read more >

SPP Hits Milestone in Clearing Backlog of Interconnection Studies

SPP said the backlog had grown with an “overwhelming interest in building new generation — primarily from developers looking to construct wind and solar farms.” read more >
Barbara Sugg, CEO of Southwest Power Pool

SPP Report Says it Saved Members $3.8B in 2022

In another report, SPP found that lessons learned from the February 2021 blizzard were key to meeting the challenges of the December 2022 extratropical cyclone dubbed Winter Storm Elliott. read more >
The Southwest Power Pool crisis coordination center in Little Rock was a key hub in February, when cold weather overwhelmed the Texas grid.

31 Entities Officially Join SPP in Launching Western Market

Southwest Power Pool, the not-for-profit electric grid market manager based in Little Rock, says 31 entities have officially joined Markets+. read more >

SPP Moves Forward With Market Service for Western Utilities

The regional transmission organization has published details on a power service to western U.S. markets called Markets+. read more >
Ted Thomas, chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission
Energy / Government & Politics

Ted Thomas, Solar Power And the Cooperative View

Thomas is going out as chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission with a bang. read more >
Barbara Sugg, President and CEO-Elect of Southwest Power Pool

SPP Lines Up More Prospects for Western Service

Five of the new entities are in Washington State, and one, Powerex Corp. of Vancouver, is in Canada. read more >

Another Western Prospect to Study Joining SPP

Platte River Power Authority of Fort Collins, Colorado, says the move would help advance its noncarbon energy goals. read more >

Colorado Springs Utilities Joins SPP Western Market

By joining the western market, Colorado Springs Utilities will be poised for access to the “lowest-cost generating resources available in the market at any given minute,” according to a news release from SPP. read more >
Entergy Corp. headquarters in New Orleans
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal / Public Companies

PSC Turns Down Entergy’s ‘Low-Ball’ Settlement Offer

The offer did not include a cash refund for Arkansas customers who were allegedly overcharged. read more >

Strained by the Heat, But Not Powerless

It used to be news when the electric power failed. But in today’s topsy-turvy world of energy, Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock put out a news release July 8 trumpeting the fact that it kept the lights on. read more >
Ted Thomas
Energy / Legal / Public Companies

PSC Weighing $142M Entergy Settlement Offer on Grand Gulf

Entergy reached a settlement on similar allegations with Mississippi’s Public Service Commission on June 23, agreeing to refund the state $300 million read more >
Entergy Arkansas Inc.'s Little Rock headquarters.

Costly Grand Gulf Nuclear Returns to the Headlines

A $300 million deal in Mississippi is related to 13 proceedings litigated before the FERC, and Arkansas PSC Chairman Ted Thomas says regulators in Little Rock are involved. read more >
Entergy Corp. headquarters in New Orleans
Energy / Legal / Public Companies

Mississippi Regulators Reach $300M Settlement With Entergy

The company was accused of overcharging customers. It still faces a similar complaint from the Arkansas Public Service Commission. read more >
A crew from Seal Solar of North Little Rock installs solar panels at 107 Liquor in Sherwood.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

For Solar, A Threat Is Rising In the EastLock Icon

A U.S. investigation into Asian solar panel exports has stalled two of Entergy Arkansas’ largest sun projects. read more >
Construction / Energy

SPP Puts Out Call for Transmission Project Experts

A panel will be tasked with be reviewing, ranking and scoring proposals. read more >

SPP Seeks Experts to Assess Transmission Projects

Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock is assembling a pool of industry experts to review proposals for competitive electric grid transmission projects this year. read more >
Leonard Tao
Energy / Government & Politics

SPP Hires FERC Policy Chief for Role in Washington

Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock needed a new director of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission policy, so who better to turn to than a former FERC staff member? read more >