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Oklahoma Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (OK)

The steps of the Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma

The Oklahoma electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In Oklahoma, the Southwest Power Pool, RE (SPP) is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators, and users of the bulk electric system. SPP is the primary balancing authority in Oklahoma managing the transmission system.

In Oklahoma, there are a number of investor-owned, independent, and cooperative transmission providers, including:

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