FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2023
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Western Area Power Administration’s 2022 Annual Report is now available. The report’s title and theme: Reflect. Recharge. Resolve. represents the many ways the organization reconnected with customers, generating agencies and other stakeholders, during the 2022 fiscal year, to forge a deliberate path forward in a dynamic environment.
“Facing great opportunities as well as operational challenges, WAPA continued to deliver on its mission yet still look ahead to prepare for and embrace transformational industry change,” said Administrator and CEO Tracey A. LeBeau in her opening letter.
The report highlights many examples of WAPA collaborating with customers and partners to maintain reliability, safety and resilience of the transmission system. It spotlights projects that show how WAPA’s successful relationships help to stabilize rates, recover from extreme weather events and secure grid reliability through participation in energy markets.
Among the many other accomplishments featured in this year’s annual report, readers will learn about how WAPA:
- Engaged with customers and other stakeholders to lay the groundwork for the new organizational strategic plan, Power Forward 2030.
- Faced the challenges of adverse operating conditions such as drought and high purchase power costs.
- Reduced customer power bills by $8-10 million annually in the Central Valley Project starting in FY 2023.
- Marked the one-year milestone in energy imbalance markets throughout most of our footprint and shared the financial and operational benefits with our partners.
- Continued to honor our commitments to environmental stewardship through renewable energy integration, native fish recovery efforts and more.
“These achievements and all of the other impactful accomplishments, both big and small, reflect the remarkable dedication, ambition, devotion and professionalism of WAPA employees,” said LeBeau. “Our work into 2023 will continue this focus on our mission and building bridges to our shared future through collaboration. We are genuinely excited to continue building on our past and our successes and forging new partnerships as we power forward together.”
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.
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