Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2013
CONTACT:Randy Wilkerson ,, 720-962-7050


Lakewood, Colo. – Western Area Power Administration, the Department of Energy and the American Public Power Association are looking for a public power utility that has distinguished itself in wind power leadership for the 2013 Public Power Wind Award. Nominations are due March 25, 2013.

Randy Manion, Western’s Renewable Resource Program manager, said, “This marks the 11th year DOE, APPA and Western have collaborated on the Public Power Wind Award. This award is one important way we recognize the public power utilities that have helped make the United States a leader in wind power.”

The official nomination form can be found at All utilities that are members of the APPA are eligible to apply. Anyone can nominate a public power utility, and self-nominations are allowed.

Nominations must be submitted by close of business on March 25, 2013, to Randy Manion, Western Area Power Administration, P.O. Box 28123, Lakewood, CO 80228-8213.

Entries will be judged in four areas:

This year’s winner will be recognized at the APPA National Conference in Nashville, Tenn., the week of June 14-19, 2013.

Previous winners include: Palo Alto Utilities, Denton Municipal Electric, CPS Energy, Princeton Municipal Light Department, Nebraska Public Power District, Cowlitz and Klickitat PUDs, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Waverley Light and Power, town of Hull, Fort Collins Utilities, Austin Energy, and Aspen Municipal Electric.


Western Area Power Administration annually markets and transmits more than 10,000 megawatts of clean, renewable power from hydroelectric powerplants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 15 western and central states.  It is part of the Department of Energy.

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