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Arkansas Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (AR)

The steps of the Arkansas bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.

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Bulk Transmission Development in Arkansas

The Arkansas electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In Arkansas, SERC Reliability Corporation (SERC) and Southwest Power Pool, RE (SPP) are the regional entities, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitor compliance for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) is the primary balancing authority operating and managing the transmission system in the state.

There are investor-owned, independent, and cooperative transmission providers in the state, including:

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