Study: SPP States Can Reliably Obtain 40% Electricity From Wind

2010-03-17T09:50:13+00:00

A new study funded by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has found that Nebraska and the other states in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) region can reliably obtain 40% of their electricity from wind energy, achieving major carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reductions and incurring only minor costs associated with operating the power system differently than [...]

Study: SPP States Can Reliably Obtain 40% Electricity From Wind2010-03-17T09:50:13+00:00

Southwest Power Pool Transmission Expansion Plan Approved

2009-02-27T18:01:57+00:00

The board of directors for the Southwest Power Pool Inc. (SPP) has approved the 2008 SPP Transmission Expansion Plan (STEP), which includes recommendations for improving the electric grid of an eight-state region. The 2008 STEP evaluates what changes are needed to keep the power system reliable and efficient over a 10-year period. It identifies approximately [...]

Southwest Power Pool Transmission Expansion Plan Approved2009-02-27T18:01:57+00:00

SPP Board Endorses Transmission Planning Process

2009-02-05T18:33:59+00:00

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 [...]

SPP Board Endorses Transmission Planning Process2009-02-05T18:33:59+00:00