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

Contract assignment: 1973
Unit names: Loveland Area Project and Colorado River Storage Project
LAP capacity: summer: 30 MW
CRSP capacity: summer: 60 MW
Fuel type:
hydropower
Operations: operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and marketed by Western Area Power Administration

Operations


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

Financials


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

Environmental


  • Zero air emissions