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Amended Navajo Power Marketing Plan

The Navajo Generating Station, located in northeastern Arizona on the Navajo Indian Reservation, serves electric customers throughout Arizona, Nevada and California.

Participants in the coal-fired plant include the Bureau of Reclamation, Salt River Project (SRP), Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Arizona Public Service Co., Nevada Power, and Tucson Electric Power.

The Bureau of Reclamation's share of Navajo Generating Station Power operates the pumps that move water through the Central Arizona Project (CAP). Any of the United States' power entitlement that is in excess of these requirements (Navajo Surplus Power) is marketed by the Western Area Power Administration (Western) to the SRP under contracts established by the 1987 Navajo Power Marketing Plan. These " Navajo Surplus" contracts expire in 2011.

On September 18, 2007, the Commissioner of Reclamation adopted an Amended Plan that was developed in consultation with representatives of Reclamation, Western, the Governor of Arizona, and the Central Arizona Water Conservation District to address actions for the marketing of Navajo Surplus Power after the existing contracts expire.

In cooperation with Reclamation, Western published a notice in the Federal Register on August 14, 2006, to initiate and obtain public comments on the proposed Amended Plan. Several public forums were held, and comments were accepted on the proposed plan between August and November 2006. Additional public information forums will be held in advance of the actual marketing of Navajo Surplus Power under the Amended Plan to address the procedures to be used in the actual marketing process.

Documents associated with the public process, including the original power marketing plan, may be viewed at www.wapa.gov/dsw/pwrmkt/NAVAJO.

For more information on Reclamation’s role in this process, contact Larry Karr at lkarr@usbr.gov or at 702-293-8094 .

Updated: March 2008