Access to Capital initiative
Western is concerned that capital funding constraints may hinder its ability to make timely investments needed to replace, refurbish and upgrade transmission facilities to ensure adequate and reliable power delivery to customers.
For most of Western's projects, there are only two funding sources: appropriations and customer advances. Through this initiative, Western and its customers will collaborate on expanding customer funding sources and also explore new access to funds for Western to increase its flexibility in meeting system needs now and in the future.
Western staff and customer representatives are working closely together in smaller groups to provide funding options and governance processes.
DSW regional meeting - April 24
SN regional meeting - April 29
CRSP regional meeting - May 23
UGP and RM regional meetings - TBD
March 27 update webinar
Feb. 22 update webinar
Dec. 18 introductory webinar materials
Western plans to hold further meetings between January and May 2013 to work with customers on possible funding options and governance.
To provide feedback on the effort or request more information, email CapitalAccess@wapa.gov.