FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2020
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Western Area Power Administration released its 2020 State of WAPA’s Assets today. Since 2014, this forward-looking document has provided customers with an outline of WAPA’s upcoming capital investments and key initiatives for managing a $4.3 billion organization that delivers low-cost federal hydropower to more than 40 million Americans.
“In recognition of the significant strides we have taken to strengthen our relationships with customers and stakeholders and enhance the value of WAPA, our theme this year is Engaging in a World of Change,” said WAPA Administrator and CEO Mark A. Gabriel in his opening letter. “The partnerships and common goals we share are the foundation of a stable and progressive WAPA that is ready to take on the opportunities and challenges in the evolving energy industry.”
WAPA continues to evolve its services and hone its organizational excellence through mutually beneficial partnerships and disciplined financial management. The document details upcoming construction and repair projects, as well as Security and Emergency Management enhancements, Asset Management initiatives and much more.
Since 2014, the State of WAPA’s Assets has been published the first quarter of every calendar year to clearly explain WAPA’s direction and focus for the year.
“The State of WAPA’s Assets is a key communication tool,” said Gabriel. “Making it transparent 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.”
The document is available on wapa.gov, under Newsroom and Publications.
About WAPA: Western Area Power Administration annually markets and transmits more than 28,000 gigawatt-hours of clean, renewable power from 57 federal hydroelectric powerplants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and International Boundary and Water Commission in 15 western and central states. It is part of the Department of Energy. Follow us on Twitter @WesternAreaPowr or visit the website at www.wapa.gov.