NCPA 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.

Historically, the federal multipurpose water projects of the Central Valley Project  have been an economic source of power supply for NCPA member communities and districts. However, a variety of factors have dramatically—and unnecessarily—raised CVP power rates, imposed significant price and resource uncertainty, and created considerable risks.