Reclamation Fund and Western Area Power Administration
B-303180: Jul 26, 2004
- Full Report:
While the relationship between the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is not a creditor-debtor relationship, WAPA is required to set rates to recover from its power customers amounts appropriated over the years from BOR's Reclamation Fund to finance construction, operation, and maintenance of federal power facilities, and to deposit power revenues into the Reclamation Fund. The statutory power marketing scheme was designed to ensure that power customers reimburse the federal government for the benefit they receive from the federal government. The statutory scheme requires WAPA to enforce reimbursement by WAPA's customers and to repay to the Reclamation Fund the amount it collects.