A bill is being introduced to the House of Representatives by Arizona senators
John McCain and Jeff Flake, which is designed to increase transparency
and accountability inside the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA).
WAPA would be forced to create a public website detailing information
about consumer rates and agency expenses.
WAPA sells power from federal energy facilities to utility companies and
other entities in 15 western states, and its reach affects about 40 million
people. The agency, however, has recently come under investigation for
purported abuse, fraud, and out-of-control waste. Whistleblowers within
the company, our clients Keith Cloud and Nate Elam, have accused others
of making fraudulent purchases for personal use and top officials of being
indifferent to the problem.
Senator McCain has accused WAPA of passing on the cost of their waste to
Arizona energy consumers. According to Senator McCain, the bill would
present consumers with full transparency of how their tax dollars are
being spent and hold WAPA accountable for any financial waste.
WAPA has also been criticized for the enormous size of a reserve balance
that has exceeded $700 million. Many have questioned whether the agency
has overcharged for power and directed the overflow into the reserve balance
and whether rate decrease should be returned to consumers.
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