UAMPS
Projects

Our Projects

UAMPS serves 48 members, mostly municipalities, in six states, including Utah, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming. UAMPS provides comprehensive energy services to its members, including planning, financing, developing, acquiring, constructing, operating and maintaining varied projects and transmission for the benefit of members.

UAMPS currently operates 16 separate projects that provide power supply, transmission, and other services to the members who participate in them. Members choose which projects they participate in, based on their unique needs.

Hunter Project


Hunter II, part of the Hunter Station in Emery County, Utah, is a coal-fired, steam-electric generating unit with a net capacity of 446 megawatts. Hunter, jointly owned by PacifiCorp, Deseret Generation and Transmission Co-operative and UAMPS, has commercially operated since June 1980. UAMPS owns an undivided 14.582 percent interest in Unit II, representing 65 megawatts of capacity and energy.

San Juan Project


UAMPS acquired its 7.028 percent undivided ownership interest in Unit 4 of the San Juan Station in 1994. The San Juan Station, located northwest of Farmington, New Mexico, provides 35 megawatts of capacity and energy through a coal-fired, steam-electric generating plant. Unit 4, in commercial operation since 1979, is jointly owned by the Public Service Company of New Mexico, the city of Farmington, New Mexico, the county of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and UAMPS.

Intermountain Power Project


Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) is a political subdivision of the state of Utah organized in 1977 by 23 Utah municipalities. IPA’s Intermountain Power Project includes a two-unit, coal-fired, steam-electric generating station, with a net capacity of 1,800 megawatts. The generating station is located in Delta, Utah. UAMPS acts as a scheduling agent for those members who have called-back capacity and energy from the project pursuant to the Excess Power Sales Agreement.

Colorado River Storage Project


The Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP) is federally owned and operated by the United States Bureau of Reclamation. One purpose of CRSP is the production of hydroelectric capacity and energy. The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) markets and transmits CRSP power in 15 western and central states. WAPA has 10,000 megawatts of capacity in 56 power plants. UAMPS acts as a single purchasing agent for our members that have a firm allocation of CRSP capacity and energy that is purchased through the Integrated Contract for Electric Services.

Firm Power Supply Project


The Firm Power Supply Project manages various power supplies for participating members. The project agreement provides flexible terms for the purchase and the sale of capacity and energy from multiple resources. This project includes long-term market purchases, a wind purchase from the Pleasant Valley Wind Energy Facility through Avangrid, a geothermal/solar project through Cyro Energy, and a utility scale solar project scheduled to be online in June 2022 through NTUA Generation, and utility scale solar project scheduled to be online in December of 2022 through Steele Solar, LLC.

Central-St. George Project


The focus of the Central-St. George Project is to improve the quality and reliability of transmission service to the members in southwestern Utah. The project includes a 345 to 138 kV Central substation, 21 miles of double circuit 138 kV transmission line from the Central substation to the St. George substation, four miles of 138 kV transmission line from the St. George substation to the 138 to 69 kV River substation, 12 miles of transmission line connecting the River substation to Hurricane City and other system upgrades. The project also own jointly with PacifiCorp 21 miles of double circuit 345 kV transmission line from Red Butte substation to St. George substation

Craig-Mona Project


The Craig-Mona Project involves the transmission capability of two interconnected 345 kV transmission lines. UAMPS owns a 15 percent interest in the first segment, running west from Craig, Colorado to the Bonanza Power Plant in northeast Utah. UAMPS holds an entitlement to 54 megawatts of capacity in the second segment from Bonanza to an interconnection at Mona, Utah.

Payson Project


The Payson Project represents the Nebo Power Station, a 140 megawatt combined cycle gas-fired generating facility in Payson City, Utah. The facility began operating in June 2004. The facility includes a General Electric Frame 7EA gas turbine, a heat recovery steam generator, a steam turbine, condensers and a cooling tower along with related 138 kV and 46 kV electric substations and transmission lines and gas pipelines.

Pool Project


The Pool Project provides an hourly resource clearinghouse where UAMPS acts as agent for the scheduling and dispatch of resources including the purchase of any resources and/or reserves required to meet each member’s electric system load, the sale of any member’s resources which are deemed surplus to meet its electric system load and the utilization of transmission rights to effect resource deliveries to, and sales by, each member.

Resource Project


Through the Resource Project, UAMPS conducts analyses and studies of new power supply and transmission projects. Additionally, through the project, UAMPS has developed its Smart Energy Efficiency Program, designed to lower energy demand and cut costs for both its members and the consumers they serve.

Member Services Project


The Member Services Project addresses community needs. Through the project, a wider buying base is available for equipment purchases or special services that improve service for the members’ customers. Services may include educational programs, material purchases and customer satisfaction surveys.

Government And Public Affairs Project


Lobbying and the political considerations of the members who elect to participate in these actions fall under the Government and Public Affairs Project. Nationally and locally, UAMPS represents a strong political stance on issues related to electric utilities and the public power movement.

Horse Butte Project


The Horse Butte Wind Project is a 57.6 MW wind farm comprised of 32 Vestas V-100 1.8 MW wind turbines and related facilities and equipment. The facility is located approximately 16 miles east of the City of Idaho Falls and commenced commercial operation in August 2012. The project provides UAMPS members with a long-term supply of renewable electric energy and associated environmental attributes.

Carbon Free Power Project


The Carbon Free Power Project is a nuclear plant to be located at the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls Idaho. It will comprise of up to twelve 77 megawatt NuScale Power Modules. The NuScale Power Modules provides flexibility to ramp up and down as needed to follow and complement intermitten renewable resources like wind, and solar. The first module is anticipated to be on-line in 2029 with the remaining modules being installed in 2030.

Natural Gas Project


The Project was formed in 2008 to acquire economical supplies of natural gas as fuel for electric generation. Natural gas purchases may include spot, daily, monthly or short-term and prepaid transactions.

Veyo Heat Recovery Project


The Veyo Heat Recovery Project uses waste heat to power a 7.8 MW energy recovery generation system. The Project is located adjacent to the existing Veyo Compressor Station which is owned and operated by the Kern River Gas Transmission Company. The Project began commercial operation in May 2016.