Projects

WAPA Hydro Power Pool Project

Under contracts with the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), in 2010, 46 project participants were entitled to firm hydroelectric capacity totaling 32 MW in the summer and 28 MW in the winter, with associated energy of 98,979 MWh annually.

The “B” cities’ individual entitlements were temporarily reassigned to 18 “Class A Cities” that were able to arrange for economical transmission across intervening utility systems; in October 1989, they began receiving hydroelectric power.

WAPA energy is scheduled to optimize during peak periods, enabling the cities to avoid demand charges and to replace high-cost, peak-hour energy. In 1997, the WAPA power supply agreement was extended until the year 2024.

Participating Cities

  Arcadia
Arma
Ashland
Baldwin City
Belleville
Beloit
Burlingame
Cawker City
Centralia
Cimarron
Colby
Dighton
Enterprise
Eudora
Gardner

Garnett
Glasco
Glen Elder
Goodland
Herington
Hill City
Holton
Horton
Lakin
Lincoln Center
Lindsborg
Lucas
Mankato
Minneapolis
Norton

Oberlin
Osage City
Osawatomie
Osborne
Ottawa
Russell
St. Francis
St. Marys
Seneca
Sharon Springs
Stockton
Troy
Wamego
Washington