A synergistic planning project was recently endorsed by the Southwest Power Pool Inc. (SPP) board of directors. The project is designed to address gaps and conflicts between SPP’s transmission planning processes and help position the organization to respond to the Obama administration’s focus on improving the electric infrastructure of the U.S.

“Historically, system planning and cost recovery has been reactive and based on specific requests and projects,” says Nick Brown, SPP president and CEO. “We need to shift to a broader, proactive approach to building and paying for transmission infrastructure.” Read More