Today, the Western Area Power Administration approved a single set of formula rates for four major transmission projects located in WAPA’s Desert Southwest region. Through the One Transmission Rate initiative, or OTR, DSW has consolidated the transmission rates of the Parker-Davis Project, Intertie Project, Central Arizona Project and ED5-Palo Verde Hub Project.
On Monday, October 30th, 2023, Western Area Power Administration Administrator and CEO Tracey A. LeBeau joined U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, DOE Grid Deployment Office Director Maria Robinson and other public and private entities to announce nearly $1.3 billion in DOE commitments to expanding and strengthening transmission lines across six states.
Today, Western Area Power Administration and GridLiance, LLC, announced a joint memorandum of understanding to explore improvements to relieve bulk electric transmission system congestion in the area of Boulder City, Nevada.
Western Area Power Administration has announced that its Colorado River Storage Project and Rocky Mountain region will pursue final negotiations toward full membership in the Southwest Power Pool Regional Transmission Organization.
The Bureau of Reclamation and Western Area Power Administration announced today that Deputy Regional Director Michelle Williams will transition to Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for WAPA’s Sierra Nevada region as of November 6.
Western Area Power Administration, in collaboration with the United States Forest Service, today announced upcoming Pole Hill Road area closures required for electric power system upgrades.
Christopher Lawrence has been named Western Area Power Administration’s new Chief of Staff. Lawrence officially assumed the position July 16. Lawrence has served as the acting chief of staff for WAPA Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Tracey A. LeBeau since early 2023.
WAPA, in collaboration with Barnard Construction Company, announces construction supporting an upgrade to the local power infrastructure through the Estes-Flatiron Transmission Line Rebuild Project.
Administrator and CEO Tracey A. LeBeau testified May 23 before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee’s Water, Wildlife and Fisheries Subcommittee on the Western Area Power Administration’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget request.
Western Area Power Administration’s 2022 Annual Report is now available. The report’s title and theme: Reflect. Recharge. Resolve. represents the many ways the organization reconnected with customers, generating agencies and other stakeholders, during the 2022 fiscal year, to forge a deliberate path forward in a dynamic environment.