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Western sells power more than 600 firm and nonfirm wholesale power customers, including cities and towns, rural electric cooperatives, public utility and irrigation districts, federal and state agencies, investor-owned utilities, power marketers and Native American tribes. They, in turn, provide retail electric service to millions of consumers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

Western's customers are represented by its four regional offices and Management Center that include Colorado River Storage Project Management Center, Desert Southwest Region, Rocky Mountain Region, Sierra Nevada Region and Upper Great Plains Region.

Western is a wholesale power provider. Our customers provide retail electric service to millions of consumers in 15 western and central states. However, we do have a number of end-use customers, including federal and state agencies, tribes and irrigation districts that do not resell power from Western to residential or commercial consumers but use it for their own facilities. Overall, the vast majority of Western’s customers/customer members serve consumers over their electrical distribution systems.

Long-term firm power requirements
Long-term firm customers must have preference status, be within the project marketing area, have utility status (except for Native American tribes), be ready and able to deliver power to their loads and must complete an electric service contract with Western.

Various laws, including the Reclamation Project Act of 1939, require Western to give preference to certain types of nonprofit organizations seeking to purchase Federal power. Those entitled to preference include cities and towns, state and federal agencies, irrigation districts, public utility districts and rural electric cooperatives. Western also developed a policy to give preference to Native American tribes regardless of whether they have utility status.

Purchasing only transmission 
When Western has excess transmission available to market, it is listed on an Open Access Same-time Information System, or OASIS Redirect link to a non-Western sitesite. Available transmission capacity on Western’s lines can be purchased by those who seek to deliver energy across Western's system. Western also may use existing transmission contracts or OASIS sites to purchase transmission to deliver energy to our customers.

Customer List
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Aberdeen, City of MunicipalitiesSDUGPPS
Acoma PuebloNative American TribesNMCRSPSLIP
Ada, City ofMunicipalitiesMNUGPPS
Adrian, City ofMunicipalitiesMNUGPPS
Aggregated Energy Services CooperativesAZCRSPSLIP
Agralite Electric Cooperative CooperativesMNUGPPS
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla IndiansNative American TribesCADSWPD
Aguila Irrigation DistrictIrrigation DistrictsAZDSWCAP
AK-Chin Indian Community    Native American TribesAZCRSPSLIP
Akron, City ofMunicipalitiesIAUGPPS
Alamo Navajo ChapterNative American TribesNMCRSPSLIP
Albuquerque Operation-DOEFederal AgenciesNMCRSPSLIP
Alexandria, City ofMunicipalitiesMNUGPPS
Alliant Energy Services, Inc.Investor-owned UtilitiesWIUGPPS
Alta, City ofMunicipalitiesIAUGPPS
Alton, City of MunicipalitiesIAUGPPS
American Electric Power Service CorporationPower MarketersOHUGPPS
Anaheim, City ofMunicipalitiesCADSWBC
Anita, City ofMunicipalitiesIAUGPPS
Ansley, Village ofMunicipalitiesNEUGPPS
Anthon, City ofMunicipalitiesIAUGPPS
Arapahoe and Roosevelt National ForestsFederal AgenciesCORMLAP
Arizona Electric Power CooperativeCooperativesAZCRSP/DSWSLIP/PD
Arizona Power AuthorityState AgenciesAZDSWBC
Arizona Public Service CompanyInvestor-owned UtilitiesAZDSWCAP
Arkansas River Power Authority  MunicipalitiesCORM/CRSPLAP/SLIP
Arlington, City of MunicipalitiesSDUGPPS
Arnold, Village ofMunicipalitiesNEUGPPS
Aspen, City ofMunicipalitiesCOCRSPSLIP
Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.CooperativesMOUGPPS
Atlantic, City ofMunicipalitiesIAUGPPS
Auburn, City ofMunicipalitiesIAUGPPS
Auburn , City ofMunicipalitiesNEUGPPS
Aurelia, City ofMunicipalitiesIAUGPPS
Aurora, Town of MunicipalitiesSDUGPPS
Aztec, City ofMunicipalitiesNMCRSPSLIP
Azusa, City ofMunicipalitiesCADSWBC
Badger, Town of MunicipalitiesSDUGPPS
Banning, City ofMunicipalitiesCADSWBC
Barnesville, City of MunicipalitiesMNUGPPS
Basin Electric Power CooperativeCooperativesNDUGP/RM/CRSPPS/LAP/SLIP
Bay Area Rapid Transit DistrictPublic Utility DistrictsCASNCVP
Beale Air Force BaseFederal AgenciesCASNCVP
Beatrice, City ofMunicipalitiesNEUGPPS
Beatrice State Development CenterState AgenciesNEUGPPS
Beaver City, City ofMunicipalitiesNEUGPPS
Belcourt & Ft. Totten-BIA  Native American TribesNDUGPPS
Benson, City ofMunicipalitiesMNUGPPS
Beresford, City of MunicipalitiesSDUGPPS
Big Horn County Electric CooperativeCooperativesMTUGPPS
Big Stone City, City of MunicipalitiesSDUGPPS
Black Hills Power and Light Investor-owned UtilitiesSDUGP/RM/CRSPPS/LAP/SLIP
Black Hills State University State AgenciesSDUGPPS
Blue Hill, City ofMunicipalitiesNEUGPPS
Board of Public UtilitiesMunicipalitiesKSUGPPS
Bonneville Power AdministrationFederal AgenciesWAUGPPS
Boulder City, City ofMunicipalitiesNVDSWBC
BP Energy CompanyPower MarketersTXSNCVP
Breckenridge, City ofMunicipalitiesMNUGPPS
Breda, City ofMunicipalitiesIAUGPPS
Brigham City, City ofMunicipalitiesUTCRSPSLIP
Broken Bow, City ofMunicipalitiesNEUGPPS
Brookings, City of MunicipalitiesSDUGPPS
Brown County Rural ElectricCooperativesMNUGPPS
Bryant, City of MunicipalitiesSDUGPPS
Buckeye Water Conservation DistrictIrrigation DistrictsAZDSWCAP
Burbank, City ofMunicipalitiesCACRSP/DSWSLIP/BC/CAP
Burke, City of MunicipalitiesSDUGPPS
Burlington, City ofMunicipalitiesCORMLAP
Burwell, City ofMunicipalitiesNEUGPPS
Byron Bethany Irrigation DistrictIrrigation DistrictsCASNCVP
Calaveras Public Power AgencyPublic Utility DistrictsCASNCVP
California Independent System OperatorState AgenciesCASNCVP
California Medical Facility-VacavilleState AgenciesCASNCVP
California State Parks and RecreationState AgenciesCASNCVP
California State Prison-SacramentoState AgenciesCASNCVP
California State Univ. Sacramento-Aquatic CenterState AgenciesCASNCVP
California State University, Office of the ChancellorState AgenciesCASNCVP
California State University, SacramentoState AgenciesCASNCVP
Callaway, Village ofMunicipalitiesNEUGPPS
Cambridge, City ofMunicipalitiesNEUGPPS
Cannon Air Force BaseFederal AgenciesNMCRSPSLIP
Canoncito Navajo ChapterNative American TribesNMCRSPSLIP
Capital Electric CooperativeCooperativesNDUGPPS
Cargill Power Markets, LLCPower MarketersMNUGP/SNPS/CVP
Cargill-Alliant, LLC Power MarketersMNCRSP/RMSLIP/LAP
Cavalier, City ofMunicipalitiesNDUGPPS
Center, Town ofMunicipalitiesCOCRSP/RMSLIP/LAP
Central Arizona Water ConservationInvestor-owned UtilitiesAZDSWCAP
Central Iowa Power CooperativeCooperativesIAUGPPS
Central Montana Electric Power CooperativeCooperativesMTUGPPS
Central Power Electric CooperativeCooperativesNDUGPPS
Central Valley Electric CooperativeCooperativesNMCRSPSLIP
Chandler Heights Citrus     Irrigation DistrictsAZCRSPSLIP
Cheyenne Mountain Air Force BaseFederal AgenciesCORMLAP
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Native American TribesSDUGPPS
Chippewa Cree TribeNative American TribesMTUGPPS
Citigroup Energy, Inc.Power MarketersTXSNCVP
City and County of San FranciscoMunicipalitiesCASNCVP
Avenal, City of MunicipalitiesCASNCVP
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