Little Rock-based regional transmission organization Southwest Power Pool Inc. (SPP) is accepting applications to create a pool of industry experts. These experts might be selected to serve on an independent panel to review competitive transmission construction proposals in 2021.
In response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order 1,000, SPP annually forms a pool of people to create a panel of industry experts. The new panel will review, rank and score proposals for certain transmission projects approved for construction by the SPP board of directors.
Interested candidates must have expertise in at least one of the following areas as it relates to electric transmission: engineering design, project management and construction, operations, rate design and analysis, and finance.
Applications will be accepted through March 15. The SPP Oversight Committee will make a recommendation regarding the selection of pool members to be approved by the SPP board of directors later this year. These positions are considered contract positions and will be compensated through a monthly retainer. If placed on a panel, the panelists will receive an hourly rate.
SPP manages the electric grid across 17 central and western U.S. states and provides energy services on a contract basis to customers in the Eastern and Western Interconnections.