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Native American power customers

More than 300 Native American tribes are located in Western’s 15-state service territory, and 900 miles of transmission line cross reservations and tribal lands.

Nearly 100 tribes receive Federal hydropower allocations from Western.

We employ a full-time tribal liaison and conduct government-to-government consultations for National Environmental Policy Act and other actions. Tribes learn of energy development opportunities through Western and can take advantage of our resource planning assistance and other energy services.

The following power projects supply hydropower to Native American tribes:

New allocations processes:
The Power Marketing Initiative of Western’s Energy Management and Planning Program sets 20-year contract terms for each power project. When the contract term expires, Western evaluates future marketing options for individual projects in separate public processes.

The Desert Southwest office is also responsible for the Boulder Canyon Project contracts, which will expire in 2017 and Parker-Davis Project power contracts expire in 2028.

map shows California and Nevada regionsCentral Valley Project (Power delivery contracts began in 2005)
Project customers include:

  • Coyote Valley Tribe of Pomo Indians
  • Redding Rancheria
  • Susanville Indian Rancheria
  • Table Mountain Rancheria

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map shows colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming regionsLoveland Area Projects (Power delivery contracts began in 2004)
Project customers include:

  • Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
  • Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas
  • Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
  • Sac and Fox Nation
  • Wind River Reservation (Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe tribes)

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Parker-Davis Project (Power delivery contracts began in 2009)
Project customers include:

  • Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Colorado River Agency - BIA
  • Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
  • Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
  • San Carlos Irrigation Project - BIA
  • San Luis Rey River Indian Authority 
  • Tohono O’Odham Nation
  • Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

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map shows Montana, North and South Dakota, Kansas, and NebraskaPick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program—Eastern Division (Power delivery contracts began in 2001)
Project customers include:

  • 3-mile Pump
  • Belcourt/Fort Totten - BIA
  • Blackfeet Tribe
  • Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
  • Chippewa Cree Tribe
  • Crow Tribe
  • Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
  • Fort Belknap Indian Community
  • Fort Peck Tribe
  • Frazer and Valley - BIA
  • Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
  • Lower Sioux Tribe
  • Mni Wiconi
  • Northern Cheyenne Tribe
  • Oglala Sioux Tribe
  • Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
  • Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  • Rosebud Sioux Tribe
  • Santee Sioux Tribe
  • Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
  • Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
  • Three Affiliated Tribes
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
  • Upper Sioux Indian Community
  • White Earth Indian Community
  • Winnebago Tribe
  • Yankton Sioux Tribe

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map shows Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico regionsSalt Lake City Area/Integrated Projects (Power delivery contracts began in 2004)
Project customers include:

  • Acoma Pueblo
  • Ak-Chin Indian Community
  • Alamo Navajo Chapter
  • Canoncito Navajo Chapter
  • Cocopah Indian Tribe
  • Colorado River Agency - BIA
  • Colorado River Indian Tribes
  • Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation
  • De Cochiti Pueblo
  • Duckwater Shoshone Tribe
  • Ely Shoshone Tribe
  • Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
  • Ft. McDowell Yarapi Nation
  • Gila River Indian Community
  • Havasupai Tribe
  • Hopi Tribe
  • Hualapai Tribe
  • Isleta Pueblo
  • Jemez Pueblo
  • Jicarilla Apache Tribe
  • Laguna Pueblo
  • Las Vegas Paiute Tribe
  • Mescalero Apache Tribe
  • Nambe Pueblo
  • Navajo Agricultural Products Industry
  • Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
  • Navopache Electric Cooperative
  • Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe
  • Picuris Pueblo
  • Pojoaque Pueblo
  • Quechan Indian Tribe
  • Ramah Navajo Chapter
  • Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
  • San Carlos Irrigation Project - BIA
  • San Felipe Pueblo
  • San Ildefonso Pueblo
  • San Juan Pueblo
  • Sandia Pueblo
  • Santa Ana Pueblo
  • Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Santo Domingo Pueblo
  • Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians
  • Southern Ute Indian Tribe
  • Taos Pueblo
  • Tesuque Pueblo
  • Tohono O'Odham Utility Authority
  • Tonto Apache Tribe
  • Ute Indian Tribe
  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
  • Wind River Reservation
  • Yavapai Apache Nation
  • Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe
  • Yomba Shoshone Tribe
  • Zia Pueblo
  • Zuni Pueblo

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