​The Western Area Power Administration uses numerous non-government 3rd party tools and websites, including social media channels, to provide the public with information as widely as possible.

Many of these platforms offer the ability for individuals to provide their comments. We want them to be part of a conversation. We encourage public members to submit comments related to the topics discussed to create a  positive, thoughtful digital atmosphere.

The views expressed in the comments only reflect those of the comment’s author. They do not necessarily reflect the official views of WAPA, the U.S. Department of Energy, or the federal government.

We reserve the discretion to hide, delete or not allow comments that contain the following:

  • Vulgar or abusive language;
  • Personal or obscene attacks of any kind;
  • Offensive terms (hate speech) targeting individuals or groups;
  • Threats or defamatory statements;
  • Sensitive or personally identifiable information;
  • Links to external sites unrelated to the discussion;
  • Suggestions or encouragement of illegal activity;
  • Multiple successive off-topic posts by a single user or repetitive posts copied and pasted by multiple users or spam;
  • Unsolicited proposals or other business ideas or inquiries; or
  • Promotion or endorsement of commercial services, products, or entities. (Note that noncommercial links relevant to the topic or another comment are acceptable.)​

Users that frequently or habitually abuse these rules may also be blocked on the service in question at the discretion of the Office of Public Affairs.

WAPA may collect or retain in our records comments made on our 3rd party tools and websites, including social media channels. However, in this context, these 3rd party tools and websites are public forums, and any information provided in comments may be publicly available on the specific platform or website. The privacy policies of that tool or website do apply.

To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, DO NOT include your full name, phone number, email address, social security number, or any other sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) in your comments or responses.​

If you have specific questions regarding a WAPA activity or program that involves details you do not wish to share publicly, please contact the Office of Public Affairs program point of contact listed.