The planning process conducted by Xcel Energy subsidiary Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) includes one or more annual open planning meetings that allow interested parties including customers, sponsors of transmission solutions, generation solutions and solutions utilizing demand response, interconnected transmission providers, state and local regulatory bodies and other stakeholders input into and participation in all stages of development of the SPS local transmission plan.
SPS participates in the SPP STEP regional process through the Integrated Planning Process (ITP) and encourages SPS transmission customers to participate in those regional planning processes.
The SPS transmission planning region is limited to SPS’s electrical system boundary.
The procedures for requesting a new load point interconnection to the SPS transmission system are provided below. The request form can be located here on the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) website under Attachment AQ of the SPP Open Access Transmission Tariff.
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To constitute a valid request, the request must contain the following:
For matters concerning the Transmission Planning Process of the Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS), SPS identifies the following Points of Contact:
For matters concerning the Transmission Planning Process of the Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) and Attachment R-SPS to the Xcel Energy Open Access Transmission Tariff (Joint OATT), SPS identifies the following Points of Contact:
For questions regarding transmission planning modeling, criteria, assumptions and data underlying system plans:
Manager, Transmission Planning South
790 S Buchanan St
Amarillo, TX 79101
For questions regarding customer data submittals, and OATT issues:
For questions regarding Xcel Energy regulatory or procedural issues, or to have your name added to the Distribution List for SPS:
Manager, Regulatory Administration
Xcel Energy Services, Inc.
790 S Buchanan St
Amarillo, TX 79101
SPS Planning Documents
SPS Local Planning Meeting 2013 Presentation
SPS 10 year Transmission Plan Powerpoint Presentation
SPS Local Planning Meeting Notice 9-26-13
SPS Local Planning Meeting Notice 09-10-12
SPS Local Planning Meeting 2011 Presentation
SPS Local Planning Meeting Notice 09-15-11
SPS Regional Meeting Agenda 08-18-10
SPS Local Planning Meeting Agenda 08-03-09
SPS Local Planning Meeting Handouts 08-03-09
SPS EHV Study 08-03-09
SPS Local Planning Meeting Notice 07-31-09
SPS Local Planning Meeting Notice 06-09-08
SPS Local Planning Meeting Agenda 06-09-08
SPS Local Planning Meeting Handouts 06-09-08
SPS Planning Criteria and Guidelines
LOC-2009-001 SPS 10 Year Plan and 20 Year Strategic Vision Report
LOC-2009-002 SPS 10 Year Plan and 20 Year Strategic Vision PPT
LOC-2009-004 SPS 10 Year Plan and 20 Year Transmission Report
LOC-2009-005 SPS 10 Year Plan and 20 Year Strategic Vision PPT
LOC-2010-001 SPS 10 Year Plan and 20 Year Transmission Report
LOC-2010-002 SPS 10 Year Plan and 20 Year Strategic Vision PPT
LOC-2011-001 SPS 10 Year Plan Report
LOC-2011-002 SPS 10 Year Plan PPT
LOC-2012-001 SPS 10 Year Plan Report
LOC-2012-002 SPS Transmission Plan PPT
FERC Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers
Southwest Power Pool (SPP)
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