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Short Titles as Introduced

Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To require the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for customers, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/20/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date All Actions
02/12/2020Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
02/12/2020Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
02/12/2020Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Discharged.
10/02/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
09/20/2019Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/20/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources09/20/2019 Referred to
02/12/2020 Markup by
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources10/02/2019 Referred to
02/12/2020 Discharged from

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Introduced in House (09/20/2019)

Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act

This bill directs the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) to establish a pilot project to provide increased transparency for its customers.

WAPA must publicly display on its website a database of specific information dating back to FY2008, including

  • rates charged to customers for power and transmission services, listed by power system;
  • the amount of capacity or energy sold by power system; and
  • a detailed accounting of its expenditures and costs by region and for the headquarters office.

Additionally, WAPA must annually update the information it provides on the website. The updates must include specified details regarding changes to the information, the reasons for the changes, and the amount of unobligated balances retained.

The pilot project shall terminate in seven years.