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Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act

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Western Area Power Administration Transparency Act

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A bill 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 (2)

Date Actions Overview
10/23/2019Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski without amendment. With written report No. 116-142.
06/20/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
10/23/2019Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 262.
Action By: Senate
10/23/2019Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski without amendment. With written report No. 116-142.
09/25/2019Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
06/20/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]* 06/20/2019

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Energy and Natural Resources06/20/2019 Referred to
09/25/2019 Markup by
10/23/2019 Reported by S. Rept. 116-142

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Reported to Senate (10/23/2019)

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.