Colorado River Storage Project Management Center carries out WAPA’s mission in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Wyoming and Texas. We sell about 5,300 gigawatthours to cities and towns, rural electric cooperatives, Native American tribes, irrigation districts and federal and state agencies. This is enough energy to provide electric power for a year to 1.2 million homes.
CRSP MC markets power from the Colorado River Storage Project, its participating projects (Dolores and Seedskadee) and the Collbran and Rio Grande projects. These resources comprise 11 powerplants located in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming and are marketed together as the Salt Lake City Area/Integrated Projects. We also market power from the Provo River Project and Olmsted Project in Utah; and the Falcon-Amistad Project in Texas. Transmission service is provided by transmission facilities in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming either owned or leased by WAPA.
We work together with our customers to provide new products and services tailored to their individual needs and are strongly committed to protecting the delicate balance of the Colorado River. Agencies that manage the river’s resources must weigh many interests, including flood control, drought mitigations, irrigation, recreation, hydropower, endangered species and historic properties. CRSP MC engages with all interested stakeholders in balancing these interests with the needs of water and electrical energy customers.
Since the 1980s, for example, we have been actively involved in ongoing environmental studies with diverse stakeholders regarding operations at Glen Canyon Dam. These and similar studies at Flaming Gorge Dam and the Aspinall Units represent WAPA’s commitment to engage with other interested parties in best managing the resources of the Colorado River and its tributaries.