May 30, 2023

Administrator Mike Wech Addresses 18th Annual Advancing Renewables Conference

Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) CEO and Administrator Mike Wech took part in a panel discussion as well as delivered an individual presentation at the 18th annual “Advancing Renewables Conference” on April 13, 2023.

May 26, 2023

First Project Complete Under New SWPA and Corps Partnership

Southwestern and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the first project undertaken in a new partnership between the agencies under the Economy Act.

April 7, 2023

Tour Offers Fresh Perspective on Hydropower

Public Utilities Specialist Susan Worthington accompanied Southwestern colleagues on a tour of Denison Dam and Powerhouse in November 2022 on assignment from Southwestern Public Affairs.

November 17, 2022

New Leadership Development Program Launched

Southwestern Power Administration’s (Southwestern or SWPA) Leadership Development Program began its training and mentorship phase on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Southwestern's Tulsa Office location.

September 16, 2022

Division of Maintenance Keeps Transmission System in Top Shape

Southwestern’s Division of Maintenance has a long history of supporting the mission of Southwestern by ensuring the transmission lines, substations, communication sites, and right-of-way remain in top condition to supply electricity.

August 26, 2022

Underwood Named Director of SP&C

Dylan Underwood was named Director of Southwestern’s Division of System Protection and Communications (SP&C) in March 2022. His promotion followed the December 2021 retirement of long-time Director Doug Johnson.

July 11, 2022

Southwestern Joins National Hydropower Association

Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) joined the National Hydropower Association(NHA) in March 2022. Hydropower, in all its forms, is valued as America’s first and most flexible renewable energy resource.

May 6, 2022

SWPA Offices Bright with Activity as Staff Returns on Site

Southwestern Power Administration (SWPA or Southwestern) has begun welcoming staff back on site with a reentry plan designed to keep everyone as safe and productive as possible

January 4, 2022

SWPA Upgrade Improves Regional Reliability

Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern or SWPA) energized a new autotransformer at its Nixa Substation on December 2, 2021 to improve electric reliability in Southwestern's footprint and to support the regional electrical grid as a whole.

December 6, 2021

SWPA Introduces the Administrator's Coin Award

Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) is proud to introduce the Administrator's Coin Award. The award was instituted by Administrator Mike Wech to honor and recognize significant contributions to Southwestern.