Power Operations

The CAP lifts Colorado River water nearly 3,000 feet from Lake Havasu to the terminus south of Tucson.

It takes about 2.5 million megawatt-hours (MWh) to deliver 1.4 million acre-feet of CAP water each year.

That makes CAP the largest single power user in Arizona.

In the past, most of the power needed to move this water came from a single source, the Navajo Generating Station, which closed in 2019. Now, to manage its power needs, CAP has developed a diversified power portfolio, which includes a combination of long-term and market purchases.

CAP will continue to develop and evaluate this diverse power resource portfolio to support the delivery of a reliable water supply in a cost-effective manner.

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