CUSTOMERS

Western Area Power Administration sells power to more than 684 firm and non-firm wholesale power customers, including cities and towns, rural electric cooperatives, public utility and irrigation districts.

WAPA’s customers are represented by its four regional offices and Management Center that include Colorado River Storage Project Management Center, Desert Southwest Region, Rocky Mountain Region, Sierra Nevada Region and Upper Great Plains Region.

WAPA is a wholesale power provider. Our customers provide retail electric service to millions of consumers in 15 western and central states. However, we do have a number of end-use customers, including federal and state agencies, tribes and irrigation districts that do not resell power from WAPA to residential or commercial consumers but use it for their own facilities. Overall, the vast majority of WAPA’s customers/customer members serve consumers over their electrical distribution systems.

CREDITWORTHINESS PROCEDURES

Creditworthiness procedures (PDF) reduce financial exposure for our customers and protect WAPA’s ability to continue operations in the case of a customer default.

Creditworthiness procedures are an industry standard/best practice. Each of the organized markets surrounding WAPA have creditworthiness requirements incorporated into their tariffs.

The procedure outlines the process for actively monitoring the low risk of a customer defaulting on a bill, and how to mitigate the risk of placing an additional financial burden on remaining project customers.

LONG-TERM FIRM POWER REQUIREMENTS​

Long-term firm customers must have preference status, be within the project marketing area, have utility status (except for Native American tribes), be ready and able to deliver power to their loads and must complete an electric service contract with WAPA.

Various laws, including the Reclamation Project Act of 1939, require WAPA to give preference to certain types of nonprofit organizations seeking to purchase Federal power. Those entitled to preference include cities and towns, state and federal agencies, irrigation districts, public utility districts and rural electric cooperatives. WAPA also developed a policy to give preference to Native American tribes regardless of whether they have utility status.

PURCHASING ONLY TRANSMISSION

When WAPA has excess transmission available to market, it is listed on an Open Access Same-time Information System, or OASIS site. Available transmission capacity on WAPA’s lines can be purchased by those who seek to deliver energy across WAPA’s system. WAPA also may use existing transmission contracts or OASIS sites to purchase transmission to deliver energy to our customers.

CUSTOMER LIST​

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WesternCustomers

wdt_ID Customer Customer Type State Regions Project
626 Aggregated Energy Services Cooperatives AZ CRSP Salt Lake City Area/Integrated Projects
627 Agralite Electric Cooperative Cooperatives MN UGP Pick-Sloan
628 Agua Caliente Band Of Cahuilla Indians Native American Tribes CA DSW Boulder Canyon
629 Agua Caliente Band Of Cahuilla Indians Native American Tribes CA DSW Parker Davis
630 Aha Macav Power Service Native American Tribes AZ CRSP Salt Lake City Area/Integrated Projects
631 Ak-Chin Indian Community Native American Tribes AZ CRSP Salt Lake City Area/Integrated Projects
632 Alamo Navajo Chapter Native American Tribes NM CRSP Salt Lake City Area/Integrated Projects
633 Anza Electric Cooperative, Inc. Cooperatives CA DSW Boulder Canyon
634 Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. Cooperatives AZ CRSP Salt Lake City Area/Integrated Projects
635 Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. Cooperatives AZ DSW Parker Davis
636 Arizona Power Authority State Agencies AZ DSW Boulder Canyon
637 Arkansas River Power Authority Municipalities CO CRSP Salt Lake City Area/Integrated Projects
638 Arkansas River Power Authority Municipalities CO RMR Loveland Area Projects
639 Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians Native American Tribes CA DSW Boulder Canyon
640 Avangrid Renewables, LLC Investor-Owned Utilities CA SNR Central Valley Project
641 Basin Electric Power Cooperative Cooperatives CO CRSP Salt Lake City Area/Integrated Projects
642 Basin Electric Power Cooperative Cooperatives ND RMR Loveland Area Projects
643 Basin Electric Power Cooperative Cooperatives ND UGP Pick-Sloan
644 Bay Area Rapid Transit District Transportation Districts CA SNR Central Valley Project
645 BC Hydro Power Marketers MT UGP Pick-Sloan
646 Beartooth Electric Cooperative, Inc. Cooperatives MT UGP Pick-Sloan
647 Beatrice State Developmental Center State Agencies NE UGP Pick-Sloan
648 Big Horn County Electric Cooperative, Inc. Cooperatives MT UGP Pick-Sloan
649 Bishop Paiute Tribe Native American Tribes CA DSW Boulder Canyon
650 Black Hills Energy Investor-Owned Utilities CO CRSP Salt Lake City Area/Integrated Projects
Customer Customer Type State Regions Project

Last modified on April 26th, 2024