Hello, I’m Jane Blair, Manager for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) Power Office. Our mission is to deliver water and power to Reclamation’s customers while caring for and protecting the federal infrastructure that allows for the delivery of those services.
The CRSP Power Office originated from the Colorado River Storage Project Act of 1956. This legislation set up the ground rules for development of the Colorado River’s upper basin and became part of the “law of the river” that ensures equitable distribution of Colorado River water.
As you can imagine from our name, power is a big part of what we do. With an installed capacity of 1,824 Megawatts, the CRSP Power Office delivers an average of 4,500,000 Kilowatt-hours of energy to its 5.8 million customers each year. It addition to meeting customers energy needs, this clean renewable hydroelectric power eliminates 6 million pounds of CO2 that would have been produces had the electricity been generated by fossil fuels. It would take approximately 2.5 million tons of coal or 7.7 million barrels of oil to generate the same energy we do with our hydroelectric powerplants.
The CRSP Power Office consists of four primary offices. The office in Salt Lake City manages and oversees the operation of the entire project. Our Field Division Office at Glen Canyon Dam manages, operates and maintains our largest dam and powerplant. Our Field Division Office at Flaming Gorge manages, operates and maintains Flaming Gorge and Fontenelle dams and powerplants. And our Curecanti Field Division in Montrose, Colorado manages, operates and maintains Blue Mesa, Crystal, and Morrow Point dams and powerplants as well at the Upper and Lower Molina powerplants.
The professional staff of the CRSP Power Office work closely with our power customers, power marketers, water users and other stakeholders to ensure the facilities under our stewardship are ready and available to deliver water and power. This website is part of our effort to serve our internal and external customers. We hope you find it useful.