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2017 State of the Assets highlights WAPA’s direction

​A transparent look at WAPA’s operations, projects in the coming year

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LAKEWOOD, Colorado — Planning for 2017 and beyond, Western Area Power Administration published its 2017 State of the Assets today.

“In 2017 WAPA will continue to build resiliency and security into our infrastructure,” said WAPA Administrator and CEO Mark A. Gabriel. “We must stay robust in this era of change, to provide assurance and dependability for the 40 million Americans we collectively serve with our wholesale customers.”

The 2017 State of the Assets, a forward-looking document, outlines WAPA’s operations, transmission system and related services. The report also provides the status of each region, progress on current initiatives like cost containment and Asset Management, and gives an update on WAPA’s participation in industry changes and markets. Since 2014, the State of the Assets has been published the first quarter of every calendar year to clearly explain WAPA’s direction and focus for the year and delineates upcoming capital investments.

The report builds upon the accomplishments summarized in the Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report, titled Powerful Partnerships, published on Dec. 30.

“This type of transparency demonstrates evolution in our services,” said Gabriel. “The State of the Assets is a key communication tool. Making it available enables us to share with customers and the American public WAPA’s progress and stewardship in maintaining and strengthening the electrical infrastructure we all share.”

Sent directly to customers, WAPA’s 2017 State of the Assets is also available on The Source under Customer News. The Source is dedicated to displaying operational data and financial information in one convenient location.


About WAPA: Western Area Power Administration annually markets and transmits more than 25,000 gigawatt hours of clean, renewable power from 57​ federal 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. Follow us on Twitter @WesternAreaPowr or visit the website at

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