On March 1, 2014, the Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) Integrated Marketplace (a two-settlement energy and ancillary market) went live. SPP also combined the Balancing Authorities (BA) within its footprint to form a Consolidated Balancing Authority. SPP’s Integrated Marketplace is expected to have combined benefits to SPP’s Members of up to $100 million annually.
ACES assisted four of its Members; Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC), Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. (GSEC), Sunflower Electric Power Corporation (Sunflower), and Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) with integration into the SPP Integrated Marketplace. The integration of AECC, GSEC, Sunflower, and WFEC was a culmination of over three years of coordinated operational and commercial effort among teams at ACES and each of these Members. ACES would like to thank everyone involved for a successful integration.