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Western Area Power Administration annually markets and delivers more than 25,000 gigawatt-hours of reliable, cost-based hydropower from power plants at 57​ Federal dams to rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, public utility districts, Federal and state agencies, Native American tribes and irrigation districts.

The main products WAPA offers to our customers are:

  • Power marketing services—These products include long-term, firm power and other long-term sales; non-firm energy and short-term sales; seasonal sales and purchase power
  • Transmission and ancillary services—Transmission services allow other utilities to use WAPA's transmission system to transmit non-Federal power. Services include point-to-point transmission and network integration transmission services. Ancillary services support the transmission of capacity and energy from resources to loads while maintaining reliable system operation. Services include scheduling, system control and dispatch services; reactive supply and voltage control from generation sources service; energy imbalance service; regulation and frequency response services and operating reserve services.
  • Other services—These include Energy Services, renewable resources and operation and maintenance services.

See the fact sheet in WAPA's Newsroom to learn more about WAPA's products.

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