LAKEWOOD, Colorado – Eleven municipalities in Kansas and Nebraska and one military installation in Colorado have been approved to receive at-cost federal hydropower from Western Area Power Administration’s Loveland Area Projects starting Oct. 1, 2024.
It is the largest addition of WAPA customers since the remarketing of Hoover Dam hydropower in 2017.
“Many of the new customers, like our current customers, are small rural entities. Having access to the affordable hydropower resource and transmission services can be a real benefit,” said WAPA Contracts and Energy Services Manager Parker Wicks. “The federal hydropower allocation gives them access to an at-cost, reliable, clean energy source, and our long-term contracts assure that they will have access to this resource for a long time.”