SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES (POWER ELECTRONICS)

Arkansas Gives You the Power

Southwest Power Pool, one of nine Regional Transmission Organizations in the United States, is headquartered in Little Rock where it operates the regional power grid, serving as the equivalent of “air traffic controllers” of the electric power grid. From Little Rock, the company manages more than 71,000 megawatts of generating capacity, with 859 generation plants and 6,101 substations in its operating region. The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) broke ground on a new regional operations center in Little Rock in 2014.

Arkansas Power Electronics International Inc., located in Fayetteville, is a power electronics research and development company that specializes in high-density power electronic solutions and products. They were awarded a stimulus grant for research into developing a high-capacity, high-speed charger for batteries used in hybrid electric vehicles.

Bentley Story

Director - Business Development


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Southwest Power Pool

Southwest Power Pool's mission is "helping our members work together to keep the lights on... today and in the future." Learn how SPP - one of the United States' Regional Transmission Organizations - got its start during World War II and grew into the organization it is today.

Solar Power

6million dollar

expansion by Picasolar in 2015 created over 30 new jobs

Transmission Upgrades

3billion dollars

in capital investment involved in transmission upgrades from Southwest Power Pool

Computer Science

1st

state to pass comprehensive legislation requiring that computer science courses be taught in every public school