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Company Overview of Southwest Power Pool, Inc.

Company Overview

Southwest Power Pool, Inc. operates as a regional transmission organization. It provides coordination and tariff administration, regional engineering model development, planning and operating studies, assessment studies, a computer-based telecommunications network, regional transaction scheduling, and operating reserve sharing services for its members. The company was founded in 1941 and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

415 North Mckinley

Suite 140

Plaza West

Little Rock, AR 72205

United States

Founded in 1941





Key Executives for Southwest Power Pool, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 57
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Key Developments

Kansas Power Pool Teams with GridLiance to Explore Joint Transmission Projects

The Kansas Power Pool (KPP) and GridLiance announced that the companies are teaming up to improve the transmission infrastructure in KPP’s service area, creating more reliable electricity service for customers. The two companies signed a Co-Development Agreement, demonstrating their commitment to working together in advancing transmission projects that will deliver value to KPP and its member cities. Through this agreement, GridLiance’s subsidiary within the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) will work with KPP’s 31 member cities to jointly plan, construct and operate transmission infrastructure. GridLiance will also manage North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance and assist KPP in navigating the SPP Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) process, providing KPP greater participation in transmission planning, rate determination and other key functions.

Southwest Power Pool Announces Executive Appointments

The members of Southwest Power Pool elected Graham Edwards of Isle of Palms, S.C., and Bruce Scherr of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., to the company’s board of directors during a meeting in Oklahoma City. The appointments are effective immediately and expand the company’s board of directors to nine members. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in August approved SPP’s request to revise its bylaws to expand its seven-member board of directors by up to three additional seats. Graham Edwards, 62, served as Chief Executive Officer of ElectriCities of North Carolina from 2009 until his retirement in November 2015. Prior to joining ElectriCities, Edwards served as CEO of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) from 2006 to 2009 and served on the Board from 2001 to 2009. Prior to becoming CEO, Edwards served as the Board Chairman in 2005. Bruce A. Scherr, 67, is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of Informa Economics, Inc. Scherr served at Informa Economics (formerly Sparks Companies, Inc.) from 1987 to 2014 in several executive capacities including President and CEO. From 2002 to 2015 he served on the board of trustees of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and during that tenure he was Vice Chairman, Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee and Chairman of the Compliance Committee. Currently, he is a member of the Boards of E. Ritter & Company; Santa Energy Company; and J. D. Heiskell & Company. He formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Legumex Walker, Inc.

Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Presents at Platts 8th Annual Nodal Trader, Oct-22-2015 through Oct-23-2015

Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Presents at Platts 8th Annual Nodal Trader, Oct-22-2015 through Oct-23-2015. Venue: New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States. Presentation Date & Speakers: Oct-22-2015, Debbie James, Manager, Market Design. Oct-23-2015, Debbie James, Manager, Market Design.

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