The Western Area Power Administration is responsible for the Federal electric power marketing and transmission functions in 15 Central and Western States, encompassing a geographic area of 1.3 million square miles. The Administration sells power to cooperatives, municipalities, public utility districts, private utilities, Federal and State agencies, and irrigation districts. The wholesale power customers, in turn, provide service to millions of retail consumers in the States of Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
The Administration is responsible for the operation and maintenance of transmission lines, substations, and various auxiliary power facilities in the aforementioned geographic area and also for planning, construction, and operation and maintenance of additional Federal transmission facilities that may be authorized in the future.
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In this notice, the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) establishes the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 base charge and rates for Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service, as approved by the Deputy Secretary of Energy (Deputy Secretary). The base charge will provide sufficient revenue to cover all annual costs, including interest expense, and to...
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) proposes to extend the existing Washoe Project, Stampede Division, non-firm power formula rate through September 30, 2022. The existing Rate Schedule SNF-7 expires September 30, 2017.
Desert Southwest Region Transmission, Transmission Losses, Unreserved Use Penalties, and Ancillary Services-Rate Order No. WAPA-175
The Deputy Secretary of Energy has confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-175 and Rate Schedules PD-NTS4 and INT-NTS4, placing formula rates for Network Integration Transmission Service (Network) on the Parker-Davis Project (P-DP) and Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest Intertie Project (Intertie) of the Western Area Power Administration...
Rocky Mountain Region Transmission, Ancillary Services, Transmission Losses, and Sales of Surplus Products-Rate Order No. WAPA-174
The Deputy Secretary of Energy has confirmed and approved Rate Order No. WAPA-174 and Rate Schedules L-NT1, L-FPT1, L-NFPT1, L-UU1, L- AS1, L-AS2, L-AS3, L-AS4, L-AS5, L-AS6, L-AS7, L-AS9, and L-M1 placing Loveland Area Projects (LAP) transmission; Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP), LAP, and Western Area Colorado Missouri Balancing Authority...
The Western Area Power Administration (Western), a power marketing administration within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (Authority), a California joint powers agency, have prepared a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the San Luis Transmission...
The Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration (Western), Sierra Nevada Region (SNR) has developed a Proposed 2025 Power Marketing Plan (Proposed Plan). The Proposed Plan provides for marketing power from the Central Valley Project (CVP) and the Washoe Project from January 1, 2025, through December 31, 2054. Western currently...
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), acting as joint lead agencies, issued the Proposed Southline Transmission Line Project (Project) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS-0474) on November 6, 2015. The Agency Preferred Alternative developed by Western and the BLM through the...
Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing an adjustment to the Boulder Canyon Project (BCP) electric service base charge and rates. The current base charge and rates under Rate Schedule BCP-F9 expire September 30, 2016. The current base charge is not sufficient to cover all annual costs including operation and maintenance,...
Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects and Colorado River Storage Project 2025 General Power Marketing Criteria-Extension of Public Comment Period
Western Area Power Administration (Western), Colorado River Storage Project Management Center (CRSP MC), a Federal power marketing agency of the Department of Energy, is extending the public comment period on its Proposed 2025 Marketing Plan for the SLCA/IP. This Federal Register notice (FRN) extends the public comment period for the Proposed...
Central Valley Project, California-Oregon Transmission Project, Pacific Alternating Current Intertie, Third-Party Transmission Service; and Information on the Path 15 Transmission Upgrade-Rate Order No. WAPA-173
The Western Area Power Administration (Western) extends, on an interim basis, the existing Central Valley Project power, transmission, and ancillary services formula rates; California-Oregon Transmission Project transmission formula rate; Pacific Alternating Current Intertie transmission formula rate; and third-party transmission service formula...