Map of the Colorado River Storage Project sites and Loveland Area Project sites

Contract Assignment: 1973
Unit names: Loveland Area Project (LAP) and Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP)
LAP capacity: Summer: 30 megawatts
CRSP capacity: Summer: 60 MW  
Fuel type:
Operations: Operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and marketed by Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)


  • Largest source of purchased power for Platte River system
  • Provides 19 percent of delivered energy on an average annual basis
  • Provides firm power capacity with firm transmission


  • Secure through long-term contracts with WAPA
  • Third-lowest cost resource, following Rawhide unit 1 and Craig units 1 and 2


  • Emissions free resource