The CAP lifts Colorado River water nearly 3000 feet from Lake Havasu to the terminus south of Tucson. 

It takes about 2.8 million megawatt-hours (MWh) to deliver 1.6 million acre-feet of CAP water.

That makes CAP the largest single power user in Arizona.

Historically, CAP received much of its pumping energy from the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona. (Learn more about NGS and CAP)

In February 2017 the utility owners of NGS announced that they did not intend to operate the plant after 2019, when the Navajo Project Participation Agreement and the plant’s land site lease with the Navajo Nation expire.  (Learn more about the impact of NGS closure on CAP)

In 2017 the CAP Board of Directors created a Power Task Force to provide guidance on risk and diversification in a post-NGS power portfolio.  (Learn more about the Power Task Force)