8.5 Mid-Continent Area Power Pool

8.5 Mid-Continent Area Power Pool

No interregional studies were performed in MTEP15 with the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool (MAPP). Northwestern Energy, the sole FERC jurisdictional member in MAPP, will join Arkansas-based Southwest Power Pool (SPP) in October 2015, removing FERC Order 1000 interregional compliance obligations with MAPP. MISO, Northwestern Energy and SPP filed FERC Order 1000 comments articulating this point on May 1, 2015. Per the filing, “MISO shall monitor developments in MAPP and continue to collaborate with the remaining MAPP members as part of MISO’s open and transparent planning process.”