Annual Report Cover 2021

WAPA Releases Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 30, 2021 CONTACT: WAPA – Eric Barendsen,, 303-704-0765 LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Western Area Power Administration’s 2021 Annual Report is now available​. The report’s theme, Balance, represents the many ways during the 2021 fiscal year in which the organization adapted to changes in the industry and the world while also pushing forward. “Achieving […]

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Rail Tie wind project final environmental impact statement now available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2021 CONTACT: Eric Barendsen,​, 303-704-0765 LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Western Area Power Administration has released a final environmental impact statement, or EIS, for the interconnection of the proposed Rail Tie Wind Project.  WAPA is evaluating an interconnection request submitted by ConnectGen Albany County, LLC, to connect the Rail Tie Wind Project to […]

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WAPA Names New Chief Strategy Officer

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2021 CONTACT: Eric Barendsen,, 303-704-0765 LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Kerry Whitford has been selected as Western Area Power Administration’s chief strategy officer by Administrator and CEO Tracey A. LeBeau. Whitford will assume the role on November 21. “Kerry brings decades of diverse experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, internal controls, […]

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