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Oversight Hearing on “The Power Marketing Administrations: A Ratepayer Perspective”
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 2:00 PM
Subcommittee on Water and Power
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Oversight Hearing on:

  • "The Power Marketing Administrations: A Ratepayer Perspective”

Member Statements:

The Honorable Tom McClintock
Subcommittee Chairman

The Honorable Doc Hastings

Witnesses and Testimony:


Scott Corwin
Executive Director
Public Power Council
Portland, OR
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Joel Bladow
Sr. Vice President, Transmission
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
Westminster, CO
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Craig Collar
Assistant General Manager
Power, Rates & Transmission Management
Snohomish County PUD
Everett, WA
(Truth in Testimony Form)

The Honorable Hilarion Campus
Tohono O'odham Nation
Sells, Arizona

Ted Coombes
Executive Director
Southwestern Power Resources Association
Tulsa, OK
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Barry Tippin
Redding Electric Utility
Redding, CA
(Truth in Testimony Form)


The Subcommittee will hear testimony from some of the electricity ratepayers that receive and pay for hydropower generated at federal dams and transmitted by the four federal Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs). For generations, millions of electricity consumers have received low-cost hydropower generated at federal dams and reservoirs. The core mission of the four PMAs is to transmit this emissions-free resource to their customers. Through their rates, these customers pay for the electricity supply, the transmission needed to deliver this power, and the capital components of both generation and transmission infrastructure plus interest to the federal government.

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