Southwest Power Pool Engineering
[From a Climate Wire article by Edward Klump, sub. req’d] The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) said yesterday it could use a regional approach to comply with U.S. EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, although the cost would be an estimated $2.9 billion a year.
The grid operator, which covers much of the Great Plains, detailed the findings in its second analysis of the plan, known as CPP, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The annual compliance figure cited by SPP stems from energy production costs and capital investments related to generation resources…