April 2, 2024

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SWPA Crews Assist Corps with Work at Sam Rayburn

Maintenance crews from Southwestern recently assisted personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District to repair equipment at the Sam Rayburn hydroelectric project near Jasper in southeast Texas.

March 8, 2024

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SWPA Maintenance Crews Respond to Area Wildfires

On February 25, 2024, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern or SWPA) maintenance crews were alerted to two different wildfire events in the Southwestern transmission line system.

January 11, 2024

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SWPA Celebrates 80 Years with Series of Open Houses

Southwestern celebrated its 80th year in hydropower with gatherings of employees, customers, and stakeholders at open house events held at offices in Springfield, Missouri, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Gore, Oklahoma.

August 30, 2023

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Future SWPA Leaders Graduate from Leadership Development Program

Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern or SWPA) celebrated its 2023 class of leaders in the Leadership Development Program with a graduation and awards ceremony on July 26, 2023. During the ceremony, graduates were honored with a leadership plaqu

August 23, 2023

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SWPA Celebrates 2023 National Hydropower Day

For over 135 years, hydropower has powered the United States with clean, renewable energy, and Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern or SWPA) is celebrating its 80th year of supporting that effort in its six state footprint.

June 7, 2023

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SWPA Recognized for Making Safety a Priority

Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern) was recently recognized for its safe operating practices with the Safety Award of Excellence from the American Public Power Association

May 30, 2023

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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

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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

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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

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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.