The CAP lifts Colorado River water nearly 3,000 feet from Lake Havasu to the terminus south of Tucson.
It takes about 2 million megawatt-hours (MWh) to deliver CAP water each year.
That power facilitates the delivery of Colorado River water to 80% of the state’s population.
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.