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Penalties for Non-Compliance

​WAPA may impose penalties if a customer fails to submit an acceptable plan, or if customer actions are inconsistent with their submitted plan. Upon receiving a written penalty notice from WAPA, the customer has 30 days to provide evidence of good faith to comply.

I.   Penalties include:

  • 10 percent surcharge on monthly invoice until deficiencies are remedied, or 12 months are passed
    • No immediate surcharge if the customer files an appeal.

  • 20 percent surcharge for next 12 months
  • 30 percent surcharge thereafter
  • After first 12 months, WAPA may reduce power delivery by 10 percent

When deficiencies are resolved, WAPA will cease penalties at the beginning of next full billing period

  • Penalties for MBAs and Cooperatives
    • If only one member is incompliant, penalties will be imposed on a pro rata basis

WAPA will make every effort to assist customers in complying with IRP requirements

II.  Appeal Process:

  • Customer may submit an appeal to WAPA in writing at any time
  • Regional manager will respond within 45 days
  • Customer may appeal to Administrator if not satisfied at regional level
  • WAPA Administrator will respond within 30 days
  • WAPA may use alternative dispute resolution
  • No penalties will be imposed during the appeal process

 Training table of contents

Overview Rules for submitting an IRP​ Periodic customer review
Selecting the right report for your utility IRP and alternative plan checklists Reporting deadlines
Approval criteria​ Annual updates​ Penalties for non-compliance


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