For immediate release: Feb. 5, 2014
Contact: Lisa Meiman, 720-962-7050, firstname.lastname@example.org
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Western Area Power Administration published its 2014 State of WAPA’s Assets report
This inaugural report illustrates how initiatives around the agency’s physical equipment, financial resources, strategic direction and human capital complement and interconnect with each other at both at the organizational and regional levels and also drive toward the same goal.
Over the next several years, WAPA will strive to become a data-driven organization to help its regions make informed, cost-effective and risk-based decisions, in concert with customers, about the nearly $4 billion of critical electric infrastructure entrusted to the organization.
“If WAPA is to continue to provide excellent support for its preference power customers and others, we need to consider the state of our assets and our needs in the future,” said Administrator Mark Gabriel in the report’s opening letter. “We must anticipate what the future may hold to ensure WAPA’s continued success for the next 36 years and beyond.”
The report also highlights major regional accomplishments in addition to activities around:
Western Area Power Administration annually markets and transmits more than 25,000 gigawatt hours of clean, renewable power from 56 hydroelectric powerplants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 15 western and central states. It is part of the Department of Energy.
PO Box 281213 Lakewood , CO 80228-2802 * Phone: 720-962-7050 * Toll Free: 1-800-982-4523
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