Southwestern Power Administration

Repayment Process

Under Department of Energy Order No. RA 6120.2, Southwestern conducts power repayment studies each year to determine the amount of revenue required to recover costs assigned to power, including the annual cost of marketing power, the cost of operating and maintaining the generating facilities, and, for the Integrated System and Sam Rayburn, the cost of the original investment in building the facilities, plus interest.

Southwestern conducts three such studies, one for the Integrated System, one for Sam Rayburn Dam, and one for Robert D. Willis Dam. Upon completion of the studies, Southwestern conducts a formal public participation process, including solicitation of public comments on any proposed revenue increase and public meetings to address questions, concerns, and comments about the power repayment study and rate-making process.