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Western Area Power Administration markets and delivers reliable, renewable, cost-based hydroelectric power and related services within a 15-state region of the central and western U.S.

  • 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.

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