FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2022

CONTACT: Philip Reed, mediarelations@wapa.gov, 720-962-7063

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Western Area Power Administration released its 2022 State of WAPA’s Assets today. Since 2014, this forward-looking document has provided customers with an outline of WAPA’s upcoming capital investments and key initiatives for managing the multi-billion-dollar asset base entrusted to the organization.

“WAPA has always kept reliability top of mind,” said WAPA Administrator and CEO Tracey LeBeau in her opening letter. “A few years ago, we even added a core value that states, ‘Serve like your lights depend on it.’ We seek to prevent, minimize and respond swiftly to disruptions from natural, physical and cyber threats, and ensure services are restored quickly when disruptions occur.”

WAPA continues to evolve its services and hone its organizational excellence through mutually beneficial partnerships and disciplined financial management. The document details upcoming construction, repair projects, regional updates, Asset Management initiatives and much more.

The State of WAPA’s Assets is published the first quarter of every calendar year to clearly explain WAPA’s direction and focus for the year. 

“This year, my top priority is charting a clear path forward that transcends the incredible progress we have made in recent years in the areas of asset planning and management; lifecycle management; and workload management,” continued LeBeau. “We will continue to mature these important internal disciplines while increasing our incorporation of meaningful information and data into our decision-making processes.” 

The document is available on wapa.gov​.

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About WAPA: Western Area Power Administration annually markets and transmits more than 28,000 gigawatt-hours of clean, renewable power from 57 federal hydroelectric powerplants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and International Boundary and Water Commission in 15 western and central states. It is part of the Department of Energy. Follow us on Twitter @WesternAreaPowr or visit the website at www.wapa.gov​.   

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