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.