Western Area Power Administration
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- One of four power marketing administrations within the U.S. Department of Energy whose role is to market and transmit electricity from multi-use water projects.
- WAPA's transmission system carries electricity from 56 power plants operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the International Boundary and Water Commission, and one coal-fied plant. Together, these plants have an installed capacity of 10,505 megawatts.