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At Quarterly Meeting, SPP Reports Record Wind Power

At Quarterly Meeting, SPP Reports Record Wind Power

As 250 stakeholders and board members gathered in person and remotely this month, the nonprofit Southwest Power Pool in Little Rock reported record wind power totals on its transmission lines and said a 10% pandemic-driven decrease in electricity consumption in its 17-state footprint was apparently temporary. read more >

Arkansas Industries Attempt to Divine The Post-Pandemic Future

Arkansas Industries Attempt to Divine The Post-Pandemic Future

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Some, like the hospitality industry, are bracing for a long, slow return to pre-COVID vitality. Others, like the energy sector, see a quicker recovery after the early swoon. Some trends seem baked into expectations, like reliance on home-based employees and the technology they use. read more >

'Black Sky' Threat Looms Over Grid, Businesses

'Black Sky' Threat Looms Over Grid, Businesses

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David Maxwell, former director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, warns that a crippling cyberattack on power could bring a cascade of system failures across society — from communications to water systems to food and fuel distribution. read more >

SPP Teams With Little Rock Schools in STEM ‘Pipeline’

SPP Teams With Little Rock Schools in STEM ‘Pipeline’

Southwest Power Pool, the regional electric grid operator based in Little Rock, has partnered with the Little Rock School District in sponsoring programs to promote STEM education starting in elementary school and continuing on paths toward technical careers in Arkansas. read more >

Southwest Power Pool Pushes West

Southwest Power Pool Pushes West

Southwest Power Pool Inc., the electric grid and wholesale power market management nonprofit based in Little Rock, is putting some emphasis on the "west" in its name. read more >