Southwestern Power Administration

Items Southwestern Buys

Southwestern buys the following types of office equipment, field equipment, and services to support its mission of marketing and delivering Federal hydroelectric power:

  • 15/69/138/161-kV field equipment such as circuit breakers, coupling capacitor potential devices, current transformers, disconnect switches, microprocessor relays, power transformers, surge arresters, and transformer bushings
  • information resources management equipment and supplies such as monitors, notebook computers, personal computers, printers, scanners, and toner cartridges
  • motor vehicles such as forklifts, tractors, trailers, trucks, and vans
  • motor vehicle supplies such as batteries, fuses, headlamps, oil, tires, and vehicle fluids
  • safety material and equipment such as medical supplies, safety clothing, safety glasses, and special signs/notices
  • supplies, materials, and parts for maintenance such as wood and steel poles, crossarms, insulators, bolts, nuts, washers, and other line hardware
  • services such as architect-engineer consulting, information resource management and technical support, administrative support, furnishing and installing lattice steel transmission towers, right-of-way clearing, substation construction, and transmission line construction