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State of WAPA's Assets

Western Area Power Administration at a glance ​(pdf)


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.

Annual customer meeting held Dec. 5

WAPA held its Annual Customer 10-Year Capital Planning meeting (PDF) in Denver, CO, to review the planning process and provide an update on WAPA-wide projects and initiatives. Administrator and CEO Mark Gabriel highlighted the organization’s value for customers in 2016, as well as WAPA’s commitment to transparency for its 10-year capital plans, rates and recent act​​ivities through The Source on WAPA’s redesigned public website. Gabriel also outlined key issues WAPA is addressing in 2017 through its recently refreshed Strategic Roadmap 2024. The meeting provided more about the projects and associated costs WAPA is preparing for in the next 10 years.

Meeting documents:

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 item​s.​

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.​

CRSP Management Center​​

CRSP 10-Year Capital Program

CRSP MC at a glance (pdf)

Desert Southwest region

DSW 10-Year Capital Program

DSW at a glance (pdf)

Rocky Mountain region

RM at a glance (pdf)

Sierra Nevada region

SN at a glance (pdf)

Upper Great Plains region

UGP at a glance (pdf)

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