The Colorado River Storage Project ("CRSP") is owned by the United States of America and operated by the United States Bureau of Reclamation. One purpose of CRSP is the production of hydroelectric capacity and energy. Western Area Power Administration ("Western") is responsible for the marketing and transmission of federal power in 15 western and central states. The participating Members each have a firm allocation of CRSP capacity and energy that is purchased pursuant to an Integrated Contract for Electric Service. Under the Contract, Western is obligated to furnish firm electric service. UAMPS acts as a single purchasing agent and schedules purchases of CRSP energy for the Members.