Tonya Spencer (left) briefs Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm Jan. 20, 2023 on the DSW service territory.

By Chris Lawrence

On Friday, Jan. 20, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm visited Western Area Power Administration’s Desert Southwest regional office in Phoenix, AZ. During her visit, the Secretary met with WAPA Administrator and CEO Tracey LeBeau to discuss transmission development and WAPA priorities.

Secretary Granholm toured the Rocky Mountain region’s Operations Control Center, and DSW senior leaders also briefed her on DSW regional activities, workforce challenges and system​ maintenance and restoration after extreme weather events.

The Secretary thanked those she met with for their continued service and recognized the WAPA Maintenance team for providing reliable power in the face of extreme weather and during the COVID pandemic response.

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Last modified on September 12th, 2023