Mid-West promotes and protects the interest of federal power customers and their consumers within the Missouri River Basin. Mid-West members purchase power from the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), the federal agency responsible for marketing the electricity generated at federal multi-purpose projects operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) within the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program.
Mid-West maintains a strong presence with members of Congress and close working relationships with other regional and national associations. A continuing dialogue with federal agencies responsible for generating and marketing federal power ensures the effective representation for Mid-West members.
Mid-West monitors the rates (and the cost components of those rates) that the Western Area Power Administration charges for Pick-Sloan power; and works closely with Western to help assure effective program development and implementation.
Acting as liaison to the Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-West keeps those agencies apprised of federal power customers’ interests, and keeps its members informed of Bureau and Corps programs and activities.
Board of Directors
The Association is governed by a board comprised of four directors from each state, with representation balanced between types of consumer-owned systems. These 36 directors are nominated by their state caucuses at Mid-West’s annual meeting. The Board of Directors meets four times a year.
Mid-West’s activities are guided by policies developed by the membership. Through this grass roots organization, resolutions are initially considered by the Resolutions Committee, which has five members from each state. The Resolution Committee’s recommendations are then brought before the entire Mid-West membership for adoption at the annual meeting.
Water & Power Planning Committee
Mid-West’s Water & Power Planning Committee meets throughout the year to assure timely consideration of issues and develops technical information & policy recommendations for consideration by the board of directors.
The Organization Committee is comprised of one board member from each state. The committee is responsible for overseeing By-Laws, Budget, and Credentials policies.