SPP sets wind record

SPP sets wind record

January 2, 2018 Wind power continues to proliferate the market Southwest Power Pool set three wind- and renewable-related records on the morning of December 4, 2017. The regional transmission organization (RTO) set new Read More
The value of transmission

The value of transmission

June 30, 2016 Since Heartland transitioned into the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) in October of 2015, we have seen many changes in our operations. While the transition to SPP has been a learning Read More
Summer interns help with operations, economic development projects

Summer interns help with operations, economic development projects

June 1, 2016 Heartland is excited to welcome two interns to our office this summer. With a variety of projects to tackle, they look forward to a busy few months learning about the Read More
Heartland credit rating increased, savings realized from bond refunding

Heartland credit rating increased, savings realized from bond refunding

May 2, 2016 Persistence is said to pay off and in Heartland’s case, that’s true as we received two pieces of good news the last week of April – good news that came Read More
2015 Recap: Evolving to meet customer needs

2015 Recap: Evolving to meet customer needs

January 4, 2016 Over the past several years, one might say the buzz word surrounding Heartland has been transition. From operations to leadership to customer programs–change has been a reoccurring theme. While 2015 Read More
CEO’s Report – December 2015

CEO’s Report – December 2015

December 3, 2015 Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Budget Meetings held recently. This year, we decided to change up our traditional meeting format and kicked each meeting off with some Read More
Jones reflects on an evolving power industry after ten years with Heartland

Jones reflects on an evolving power industry after ten years with Heartland

December 3, 2015 Evolving market environments as well as increased regulation and oversight have led to many opportunities and challenges for utilities, and Nate Jones deals with both on a daily basis as Read More
SPP transition changes daily operations at Heartland

SPP transition changes daily operations at Heartland

November 3, 2015 Heartland has fully and successfully operated within the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for one month, after functional control of the Integrated System was turned over October 1. Operation within a regional transmission Read More
Heartland, Integrated System join Southwest Power Pool

Heartland, Integrated System join Southwest Power Pool

October 5, 2015 At midnight on October 1, Heartland, Western Area Power Administration’s (WAPA) Upper Great Plains Region and Basin Electric Power Cooperative successfully transferred functional control of the Integrated System (IS) to Read More
Clean Power Plan continues to draw controversy

Clean Power Plan continues to draw controversy

May 2, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the rule proposed by the agency in June 2014, continues to stir debate.  The rule would require states to cut carbon dioxide emissions Read More