Drought in the West
Several large WAPA projects have experienced severe and enduring drought since 2000. WAPA's regions are working with customers and the generating agencies to alleviate the impact of drought and preserve the value of federal hydropower. Learn more about what WAPA is doing at the Drought in the West webpage.
Purchase power and wheeling
PPW is a reimbursable legacy funding tool, used during times of extreme conditions, to purchase electricity on the market in order to fulfill contractual obligations when generation output is insufficient. These FAQ are related to the proposed funding for WAPA Purchase Power & Wheeling included in the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act of 2020.
WAPA continues to explore market options to ensure reliable delivery of hydropower to a diverse customer base. Markets offer one solution as we adapt to a changing energy landscape. Conversations with customers continue on market options.