Please join us in sending a letter to the House Committee on the Budget requesting that the Committee reject provisions in the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request that aim to sell transmission assets of Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) within the
Department of Energy (DOE).
There are four federal PMAs that help provide affordable electricity service throughout the country by marketing and delivering power. We are troubled that the budget request seeks to divest the transmission assets of three of these PMA’s: Bonneville Power
Administration (BPA), Southwestern Power Administration (SWPA), and Western Area Power Administration (WAPA).
The aforementioned PMAs are essential not just for states and industry, but for rural and local communities as well as tens of millions of Americans who rely on affordable and sustainable power. Combined, the four PMAs furnish electric power service through
more than 1,200 public power utilities and 600 rural electric cooperatives in 34 states.