One of the most critical opportunities facing WAPA is the ability to clearly articulate investment needs and acquire adequate funding to maintain reliability and also affordable services. To meet these needs, WAPA reformulated its capital planning and budget development processes to incorporate asset management data, develop a 10-Year Capital Plan for WAPA's Headquarters office, and improve regional 10-year capital plans.
10-year capital planning customer meetings and presentations:
Technical meeting for HQ 10-year capital planning held Sept. 14
WAPA held its first technical meeting with several customer representatives, Sept. 14, to discuss the 10-Year Capital Plan for the Headquarters office (PDF). The meeting provided participants an early look into WAPA's HQ Budget Formulation Process for capital planning, as well as an opportunity to provide feedback regarding the details of various budgetary items.
Budget cycle overview for HQ
WAPA begins to formulate its HQ budget in October and runs through April. By late January, the HQ budget has finalized its formulation request and begins populating the customer reporting templates to provide an information update to customers in February.
To enhance this cycle and process, WAPA added in an early preview of the HQ 10-Year Capital Plan in September to provide an opportunity for customer questions and feedback before the formulation is underway.
For more information about the HQ budget, contact Colin Marquez at CMarquez@WAPA.GOV or 720-962-7434.
Regional 10-Year Capital Planning (as available)