February 25, 2024


The Southwest Power Pool is a regional transmission organization that coordinates the reliability of the transmission system and balances electric supply and demand in all or parts of Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.
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SPP MSC Approves ‘Duty of Candor’ Tariff Language
Western state regulators approved SPP Markets+ tariff language designed to address a “gap” in the accuracy of information to be shared with the market monitor under FERC’s duty of candor requirements.
SPP, MISO Clash over Crytpo-strained M2M Flowgate
SPP, MISO and its Independent Market Monitor are at odds over how congestion should be managed on a market-to-market flowgate taxed by a cryptocurrency mining operation within SPP’s borders.
SPP Board of Directors/Members Committee Briefs: Feb. 5-6, 2024
SPP senior management rolled out its top 2024 corporate goals for its Board of Directors and stakeholders, cautioning they don’t reflect all the important work the grid operator will take on this year.
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SPP Regulators Settle Their Leadership Structure
SPP state regulators filled a leadership vacancy within the Regional State Committee by approving Oklahoma Corporation Commission Chair Todd Hiett as its vice president.
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Cupparo Replaces Certoma as SPP Board Chair
John Cupparo has been elected chair of SPP's Board of Directors to replace Susan Certoma, who will remain as a director.
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BPA Targets August for Draft Day-ahead Market Decision

The Bonneville Power Administration plans to issue a draft decision on its day-ahead market participation in August, followed by a final decision in November.

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SPP Directors Pleased with Progress of Markets+ Tariff
SPP's two independent directors with backgrounds in the Western Interconnection expressed relief and optimism at the grid operator’s collaborative efforts to develop the Markets+ day-ahead market.
FERC Releases Latest Version of ISO/RTO Metrics Report
FERC released the latest iteration of its Common Metrics Report on ISO/RTO markets, which evaluates their performance and benefits.
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SPP Markets+ Participants Executive Committee Briefs: Jan. 23-24, 2024
Stakeholders have discussed the likelihood that there may be two day-ahead markets in the West, CAISO’s Extended Day-ahead Market and SPP’s Markets+ and/or RTO West.
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GCPA Elects R Street’s Garza as President
GCPA’s membership has elected Beth Garza, a senior adviser for R Street Institute and longtime presence in ERCOT, as its next president.

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