Southwest Power Pool

Southwest Power Pool is one of nine Independent System Operators/Regional Transmission Organizations (ISOs/RTOs) and one of eight NERC Regional Entities. SPP is mandated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to ensure reliable supplies of power, adequate transmission infrastructure, and competitive wholesale prices of electricity.

ISOs/RTOs are the "air traffic controllers" of the electric power grid. ISOs/RTOs do not own the power grid. They independently operate the grid minute-by-minute to ensure that power gets to customers and to eliminate power shortages.

SPP provides the following primary services to our members and customers:

  • Compliance
  • Market Operations
  • Regional Scheduling
  • Reliability Coordination
  • Tariff Administration
  • Training
  • Transmission expansion planning
  • Contract services

SPP's Mission: Helping our members work together to keep the lights on … today and in the future.


Southwest Power Pool Little Rock, AR, USA
Full time
Overview Programmer/Analysts are responsible for the development, support and maintenance of computer applications and enterprise databases used by the Operations staff, Operators, Engineering and Business Services.  Programmer/Analysts are expected to have subject matter expertise in one or more application areas and technologies.  The Programmer/Analyst will generally focus on a specific set of applications as a primary area of specialization.  Many of the supported applications have significant economic impact and ensure against loss of life and property. The accurate and reliable functioning of the supported applications is critical to the operation of Southwest Power Pool and its members. The Programmer/Analyst will provide technical training, coaching and guidance to other members of the Applications Teams based on experience.  The position ensures the effective operation of all systems; installs and configures systems; recommends hardware and software acquisitions and...