Central Valley Project

The Agency’s Western Program is an advocacy program that bridges both the legislative and regulatory arenas.  In addition to providing legislative and regulatory representation, the Western Program maintains strong relationships with representatives of the Western Area Power Administration (Western) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), and works within these agencies to represent the needs of the Central Valley Project (CVP) power resource.  We join with water interests throughout the state to ensure policy issues of mutual concern are carefully considered and addressed.

Overall, this program area advances policies that improve the operation, administration and environmental preservation of the CVP, while also ensuring that the multitude of annual federal legislative and administrative proposals and actions related to the management and operation of the federal power marketing program do not adversely or unduly impact Northern California’s electric ratepayers.