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Jack Lindley

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WAPA Customer Jack Lindley stands infront of a substation
Organization/Company:  Needles Public Utility Authority

Title: Electric Line Crew Supervisor

Location: Needles, California

When did you start working with WAPA?  Exactly 10 years ago I called WAPA and aske​d to partner with them. At the t​ime, I d​idn’t even know what services they provided. I’ll never forget who answered the phone; it was Penny Casey. Since then I have been working with everyone in the Desert Southwest office in Phoenix. They walked us through everything and partnered with us on many different programs.

In 10 years, WAPA has been flawless. I cannot name one single incident in any aspect of our work with WAPA that has not been flawless. Contacting WAPA was the smartest thing I’ve ever done. 

What is the most interesting thing you have worked on with WAPA?  The very first project we did was to build a 69-kilovolt line and tie it into our system. WAPA also took over our load balancing and power purchasing and we went from having access to one vendor to having access to around 27 vendors.

Partnering with WAPA reduced our rates from 15.8 cents per kilowatt-hour to 4.65 cents per kWh, and power outages dropped 96 percent. I cannot overstate the value of public power, and the value that WAPA brings to this community. 

How does WAPA support your industry or business? The support of WAPA for our utility is absolutely unbelievable. Every single thing we are doing in our city could not be accomplished without WAPA. In 42 years in this industry, I have never had a relationship with any utility as positive as this. It would be impossible to overstate the value of WAPA to this city.

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