CONTACT: Lisa Meiman, mediarelations@wapa.gov, 720-962-7411

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Western Area Power Administration will host a webinar Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. Mountain Time to present its proposed Open Access Transmission Tariff revisions to customers and other stakeholders.

Meeting materials and a redline of the proposed revisions will be available on WAPA’s Open Access Same-Time Information System websites    before the webinar. The postings will also initiate a 30-day feedback period on the proposed OATT revisions.

At the webinar WAPA will also outline the expected timeline to obtain stakeholder feedback, complete the OATT revisions and file the OATT revisions with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

One of the revisions is to remove the price cap on the resale of WAPA transmission capacity, a proposal WAPA announced Oct. 5. Under WAPA’s current OATT, a transmission customer faces a number of restrictions on setting a price to resell excess capacity.

Removing the price cap will bring WAPA’s OATT more in line with current FERC orders and pro forma OATT and potentially increase benefits for WAPA’s customers.


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, 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.    

Last modified on September 12th, 2023