Annual Report highlights WAPA’S service to customers, communities in American West

Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report, Serving Communities, Saving Communities

Western Area Power Administration published its Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report, Jan. 31. This year’s theme, “Serving Communities, Saving Communities,”​ highlights WAPA’s accomplishments for the year and demonstrates how WAPA serves communities across the West by focusing on availability, reliability, security and quality.

“Delivering power is about so much more than moving electrons. Our power and our services make a difference in communities we serve,” said Administrator and CEO Mark A. Gabriel in his introductory letter. “We are honored to deliver reliable and renewable power to communities who need it most.” Read more.

WAPA demonstrates powerful partnerships in FY 2016 Annual Report

Collaboration, innovation drive shared successPowerful Partnerships: Annual Report 2016 Western Area Power Administration

Western Area Power Administration published its Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report, titled “Powerful Partnerships,” Dec. 30. The publication provides WAPA’s stand-alone operational data and illustrates how collaboration and innovation contributed to the organization’s ability to continue delivering its mission.

WAPA’s annual report is available on The Source, a website dedicated to displaying operational data and financial information in one convenient location. Read more.

Source: WAPA Media Relations, 1/6/17

Western outlines position, promise in FY 2015 Annual Report

Industry changes require new way of thinking, planning, operating

Western Area Power Administration published its Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report today. Our Position, Our Promise provides both Western’s and the hydropower-generating agencies’ combined financial statements and also illustrates how the organization’s achievements during FY 2015 support its ability to continue delivering its mission.

“Providing clean, renewable, reliable and affordable hydropower, transmission and related services is our mission; it is our promise to customers,” said Western Administrator and CEO Mark A. Gabriel. “As our position evolves to meet the changing industry around us, we remain true to our promises.” Read more.

Western’s journey to powering the energy frontier

AR-14MFY 2014 Annual Report highlights first year toward future state

Western Area Power Administration has published its Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report, titled Powering the Energy Frontier. The report provides the organization’s and hydropower-generating agencies’ combined financial statements and also illustrates how the achievements and contributions over the year helped move Western toward its desired future state. Read more.

Get the Whole Story Behind SEPA’s Utility Solar Rankings

Survey Data Also Available

The Solar Electric Power Association  Redirecting to a non-government site (SEPA) has just released its fifth annual the 2011 Utility Solar Rankings Report. Utility Solar Rankings analyzes the amount of new solar power interconnected by U.S. electric utilities in 2011, including annual and cumulative national Top 10 rankings and annual rankings by region and utility-type. The report also includes several additional Top 10 “breakout” ranking categories, including annual and cumulative largest solar projects, cumulative penetration rate (number of projects per 1,000 utility customers), and cumulative megawatts for investor-owned utility holding companies.

The findings come from more than 240 of the nation’s most solar-active power providers, and highlight such key market trends as:

Utilities are adapting to solar as their fastest growing electricity source. In 2011, utilities interconnected over 62,500 PV systems, posing questions about how they will physically process this volume of interconnection requests, accommodate high-penetration growth on the distribution grid and resolve the economic implications of reduced electricity sales.

For the fourth straight year, utilities integrated a record amount of new solar power, despite the recession. Residential homes accounted for more than 89 percent of the installations, while commercial rooftop installations accounted for more than 53 percent of the capacity. SEPA expects continued growth in 2012, driven by sustained price decreases and a build-out of large solar power plant contracts.

Utility-driven solar procurement is vital to rapid solar market expansion, representing 39 percent of the new solar capacity in 2011, versus 9 percent in 2008.

For these utilities, solar power is part of their day-to-day operations and they are already adapting to this rapid growth and the operational and regulatory changes that come with it. In the process, the path that other utilities will soon follow is being laid.

You can Download the report free of charge today.

SEPA is also making the report’s survey data (pdf) on solar installations available for purchase. The dataset includes the responses from the 200-plus utilities covered in the report, including all tables and figures from the full report, unpublished summary statistics and data by utility including solar capacity in megawatts and number of solar installations.