June 9, 2022 

The Western Federal Power System’s Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Statement Audit

The attached report presents the results of the independent certified public accountants’ audit of the Western Federal Power System’s combined balance sheets, as of September 30, 2021, and 2020, and the related combined statements of revenues and expenses, changes in capitalization, and cash flows for the years then ended.

To fulfill the Office of Inspector General’s audit responsibilities, we contracted with the independent public accounting firm of KPMG LLP (KPMG) to conduct the audit, subject to our review.  KPMG is responsible for expressing an opinion on the Western Federal Power System’s financial statements and reporting on applicable internal controls and compliance with laws and regulations.  The Office of Inspector General monitored audit progress and reviewed the audit report and related documentation.  This review disclosed no instances where KPMG did not comply, in all material respects, with generally accepted government auditing standards.  The Office of Inspector General did not express an independent opinion on the Western Federal Power System’s financial statements.

KPMG concluded that the combined financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Western Federal Power System as of September 30, 2021, and 2020, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the years then ended in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles. 

As part of this audit, auditors also considered the Western Federal Power System’s internal controls over financial reporting and tested for compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements that could have a direct and material effect on the combined financial statements.  The audit did not identify any deficiency in internal control over financial reporting that is considered a material weakness.   

The results of the auditors’ review of the Western Federal Power System’s compliance with provisions of laws and regulations disclosed no instances of noncompliance or other matters required to be reported under Government Auditing Standards.