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ADVANCED GRID RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (AG R&D)

The Advanced Grid Research & Development (AG R&D) Division is responsible for the development and management of projects for “next generation” electricity delivery technologies and supporting activities to accelerate their introduction to the marketplace.

TRANSMISSION PERMITTING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (TPTA)

The Transmission Permitting & Technical Assistance (TPTA) Division leads the Department's efforts to provide technical assistance to states, regional entities, and tribes to help them develop and improve their programs, policies, and laws that will facilitate the development of reliable and affordable electricity infrastructure. TPTA also authorizes the export of electricity, issues permits for the construction of cross-border transmission lines, and is leading efforts to improve the coordination of Federal transmission permitting on Federal lands.

BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION

The Bonneville Power Administration is a nonprofit federal power marketing administration based in the Pacific Northwest. BPA markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydroelectric projects in the Northwest, one nonfederal nuclear plant and several small nonfederal power plants. 

SOUTHEASTERN POWER ADMINISTRATION

Southeastern Power Administration markets electric power and energy generated at reservoirs operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. This power is marketed to customers in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, southern Illinois, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

SOUTHWESTERN POWER ADMINISTRATION

Southwestern Power Administration markets hydroelectric power in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas from 24 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers multipurpose dams. 

WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION

Western Area Power Administration markets and transmits wholesale electricity from multi-use water projects. Its service area encompasses a 15-state region of the central and western U.S.