Providing comprehensive energy services to its members

UAMPS Mission

Helping members save money and conserve energy

SmartEnergy

Using wind, waste heat and small reactors to reduce greenhouse gases

Carbon-Free Energy

Integrating roof-top solar and distributed energy

Embracing Change & New Technology

Sustaining steady baseload supply to ensure system reliability

Maintaining Stable, Secure Grid

ABOUT UAMPS

Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) is a political subdivision of the State of Utah that provides comprehensive wholesale electric-energy, transmission, and other energy services, on a nonprofit basis, to community-owned power systems throughout the Intermountain West. UAMPS members are located Utah, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Wyoming.
November 2016

Revenue Bonds Issuance

Authorized the issuance of revenue bonds to purchase the undivided ownership interest of the San Juan Power Project in the amount of $34,495,000 with the rating of MBIA.
November 2016

Issuance of Revenue Bonds

Authorized the issuance of revenue bonds for the Payson Power Project in the amount of $2,025,000 with a rating of nr/nr/nr.
November 2016

Refunding Bonds Authorization

Authorized Revenue Refunding Bonds for Hurricane City, Utah in the amount of $2,009,000 with a rating of nr/nr/nr.
November 2016

Authorized Revenue Refunding

Authorized Revenue Refunding Generating Bonds for the cities of Santa Clara, Utah and Washington City, Utah in the amount of $1,968,000 with a rating of nr/nr/nr.
September 2016

Ticaboo Utility Improvement District, UT Joins UAMPS

September 2016

Salmon River Electric Cooperative, Inc., ID Joins UAMPS

September 2016

Authorized Revenue Refunding

Authorized Revenue Refunding on the Central-St. George Transmission Project in the amount of $28,880,000 with a rating of nr/nr/nr.
August 2016

Helper City, UT Joins UAMPS

February 2016

Veyo Waste Heat Recovery System

The Veyo Waste Heat Recovery System commenced commercial operation in June 2016.
February 2016

Fredonia, AZ

Town of Fredonia, AZ left the UAMPS Organization
April 2015

County of Los Alamos, NM Joins UAMPS

March 2015

Eagle Mountain City, UT

Eagle Mountain City sold their system to Rocky Mountain Power making them unable to participate in the UAMPS organization.
July 2014

Revenue Bonds Authorization

Authorized the issuance of revenue bonds for the Veyo Heat Recovery Project in the amount of $21,390,000 with a rating of A/nr/A-.
January 2014

Credit Authorization

Authorized a line of credit in the amount of $35,000,000 with a rating of nr/nr/nr.
March 2013

Refunding Bonds Authorization

Authorized Revenue Refunding Bonds for Washington City in the amount of $996,000 with a rating of nr/nr/nr.
April 2012

Issuance of Revenue Bonds

Authorized the issuance of revenue bonds (B) (variable) for the Horse Butte Wind Project in the amount of $23,970,000.
March 2012

Issuance of Revenue Bonds

Authorized the issuance of revenue bonds (A) for the Horse Butte Wind Project in the amount of $67,860,000 with a rating of A-/nr/A-.
February 2012

Wind Project

The Horse Butte Wind Project commenced commercial operation in August 2012.
January 2012

Authorized Revenue Refunding

Authorized Revenue Refunding on the Payson Power Project in the amount of $74,885,000 with a rating of A-/nr/A.
November 2011

Authorized Revenue Refunding

Authorized Revenue Refunding on the Central-St. George Transmission Project in the amount of $23,995,000 with a rating of nr/Aaa/AAA (AMBAC).
May 2011

Authorized Revenue Refunding

Authorized Revenue Refunding for the San Juan Project in the amount of $22,165,000 with a rating of nr/A3/A-.
March 2011

Termination of the Intermountain Power Project Unit 3

With the termination of the Intermountain Power Project Unit 3, the following members left the UAMPS Organization Boulder City, NV, City of Burley, ID, Overton Power District #5, NV, Raft River Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. ID, United Electric Cooperative, Inc., ID, Valley Electric Association, I

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November 2010

Lincoln County Power District #1, NV

Lincoln County Power District #1, NV left the UAMPS organization.
April 2010

UAMPS began an investigation into developing a waste heat project.
July 2009

Hildale City, UT

Hildale City, UT sold their system to Rocky Mountain Power making them unable to participate in the UAMPS organization.
April 2009

Wind Project

UAMPS undertook the development, acquisition and construction of the Horse Butte Wind project located outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho.
March 2009

Northern Wasco County People’s Utility District, OR Joins 2009

January 2009

Revenue and Refunding Authorization

Authorized Revenue and Refunding on the Central-St. George Transmission Project in the amount of $24,835,000 with a rating of nr/A1/A+.
December 2008

Lassen Municipal Utility District, CA Joins UAMPS

November 2008

United Electric Cooperative, Inc., ID Joins UAMPS

November 2008

Price City, UT Joins UAMPS

November 2008

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, CA Joins UAMPS

November 2008

Lower Valley Energy, WY Joins UAMPS

November 2008

Lincoln County Power District #1 Joins UAMPS

November 2008

Natural Gas Project

UAMPS established the Natural Gas project was formed to acquire economical supplies of natural gas as fuel for electric generation.
June 2008

Issuance of Revenue Bonds

Authorized the issuance of revenue bonds for the San Juan Power Project in the amount of $2,345,000 with the rating of nr/Aaa/AAA;nr/A2/A- (AGC)
March 2008

Raft River Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., ID Joins UAMPS

March 2008

City of Burley, ID Joins UAMPS

March 2008

Revenue Generating Bonds Authorization

Authorized Revenue Generating Bonds for Washington City, Utah in the amount of $2,698,000 with a rating of nr/nr/nr.
November 2007

Page, AZ

Page, AZ sold their system to Rocky Mountain Power making them unable to participate in the UAMPS organization.
July 2007

Special Obligation Bond Authorization

Authorized Revenue Special Obligation Bond for the City of Page, Arizona in the amount of $2,751,000 with the rating of nr/nr/nr.
February 2007

Revenue Generating Bonds Authorization

Authorized Revenue Generating Bonds for the cities of Washington City, Utah and Hurricane City, Utah in the amount of $3,725,000 with a rating of nr/nr/nr.
May 2006

Bond Anticipation Authorization

Authorized Bond Anticipation for the Central-St. George Transmission Project in the amount of $1,250,000 with a rating of nr/nr/nr.
October 2005

Overton Power District #5, NV Joins UAMPS

March 2005

IPP Unit 3 Project

The IPP Unit 3 Project was created to investigate acquisition of a third unit at the Intermountain Power generation station.
March 2005

Southern Nevada Water Authority, NV

Southern Nevada Water Authority, NV left the UAMPS organization.
February 2005

Valley Electric Association, Inc., NV Joins UAMPS

August 2004

City of Kanab, UT

City of Kanab, UT sold their system to Rocky Mountain Power making them unable to participate in the UAMPS organization.
June 2004

Nebo Power Station

The Nebo Power station began operating in June. It represents the first power plant wholly owned by the UAMPS Organization.
May 2004

Revenue Refunding Authorization

Authorized Revenue Refunding on the Hunter Power Project in the amount of $17,425,000 with a rating of nr/Aaa/nr;nr/A2/nr (AMBAC).
December 2003

Boulder City, NV Joins UAMPS

June 2003

Revenue Refunding Authorization

Authorized Revenue Refunding for the Central-St. George Transmission Project in the amount of $19,945,000 with a rating of nr/AAAunderA1/nr (AMBAC).
March 2003

Revenue Bonds Issuance

Authorized the issuance of revenue bonds for the Payson Power Project in the amount of $100,850,000 with a rating of nr/Aaa/AAA;nr/A3/nr(FSA).
April 2002

The Payson Project

The Payson project was formed to construct and operate a 140 MW combined cycle gas-fired generating unit.
December 2001

Southern Nevada Water Authority, NV Joins UAMPS

February 2001

Line of Credit Authorization

Authorized a line of credit for the Pooling Project in the amount of $10,000,000 with a rating of nr/nr/nr.
January 2001

Hildale City, UT Joins UAMPS

October 2000

Reed Garner Plant

UAMPS investigated the purchase of the Reed Garner plant located in Nevada from Sierra Pacific.
August 2000

Truckee Donner Public Utility District, CA Joins UAMPS

July 2000

Idaho Energy Authority, ID Joins UAMPS

April 2000

Resource Project

UAMPS establish the Resource Project to conduct analyses and studies of new power and transmission projects.
January 2000

Revenue Bonds

Authorized the issuance of revenue bonds for the Central-St. George Transmission Project in the amount of $7,025,000 with a rating of nr/AAA/nr (AMBAC).
December 1999

City of Fallon, NV Joins UAMPS

December 1999

Idaho Power Project

Incorporated the Idaho Power Project into a Firm Power Supply Project.
August 1999

City of Gallup, NM Joins UAMPS

August 1999

Eagle Mountain City, UT Joins UAMPS

June 1999

Joint Action Agreement

Revised the joint action agreement to expand membership opportunities to improve our competitive position.
April 1999

Power Billing Change

Changed the power billing from actual expenses to rates.
January 1999

Central Utah Water Conservancy District, UT Joins UAMPS

October 1998

Power Exchange

UAMPS established the Power Exchange as an avenue for members to purchase power on an hourly basis.
June 1998

Revenue Refunding Authorization

Authorized Revenue Refunding on the San Juan Power Project in the amount of $3,500,000 with a rating of nr/Aaa/AAA (AMBAC).
March 1998

Revenue Refunding Authorization

Authorized Revenue Refunding on the Hunter Power Project in the amount of $6,455,000 with a rating of nr/Aaa/AAA (AMBAC).
December 1997

Revenue Bonds Issuance

Authorized the issuance of revenue bonds for the Central-St. George Transmission Project in the amount of $4,155,000 with a rating of nr/nr/AAA (AMBAC).
September 1997

Revenue Bonds Issuance

Authorized the issuance of revenue bonds for a loan project for the Central-St. George Transmission Project in the amount of $3,300,000.
June 1997

Customer Choice Task Force

Utah’s Legislature created the Deregulation and Customer Choice Task Force to study the issues surrounding consumer choice
March 1997

Dworshak Dam

UAMPS began investigation on the development of a fourth generating unit at the Dworshak Dam site located in Idaho.
February 1997

Scheduling Agent Authority

UAMPS began acting as a scheduling agent for those members with call-back capacity and energy from the Intermountain Power Project.
August 1996

Idaho Falls Power, ID Joins UAMPS

June 1996

Loan Project

Established the loan project to provide a mechanism for monies to be obtained for project improvements and operation enhancements.
October 1995

Lease Purchase Bond

Authorized a Lease Purchase Bond to purchase a mobile generator in the amount of $498,286.
May 1995

Mobile Generator Purchase

Project members entered into agreements to purchase the mobile generator.
February 1995

Project Creation

Created projects for Member Services, Government & Public Affairs and the Colorado River Storage Project.
January 1995

Administrative Functions Responsibility

Administrative functions of Intermountain Consumer Power Association assigned to UAMPS.
September 1994

Pool Pricing Change

Pool pricing changed market rates for unplanned pool purchases.
July 1994

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, UT Joins UAMPS

February 1994

Revenue Refunding Authorization

Authorized Revenue Refunding on the Hunter Power Project in the amount of $26,660,000.
October 1993

Power Supply Agreement

Project members entered into the San Juan power supply agreement.
June 1993

Revenue Refunding Authorization

Authorized Revenue Refunding for the Craig-Mona Transmission Project in the amount of $8,315,000.
February 1993

Revenue and Refunding Authorization

Authorized Revenue and Refunding on the Central-St. George Transmission Project in the amount of $23,995,000 with a rating of nr/Aaa/AAA (AMBAC).
December 1992

Page Electric Utility, AZ

December 1992

Town of Fredonia, AZ Joins UAMPS

October 1992

Organizational Agreements

Changed organizational agreements to allow for out-of-state membership in the UAMPS organization.
August 1992

Hourly Billing Method

UAMPS Board approved hourly billing method that matched the members’ resource use and costs with project participation.
June 1992

Energy Policy Act

Energy Policy Act passed.
April 1992

Authorized Revenue Refunding

Authorized Revenue Refunding on the Hunter Power Project in the amount of $32,011,128.
January 1992

City of Kanab, UT Joins UAMPS

March 1991

Power Scheduling Operation

UAMPS officially established its own power scheduling operation.
June 1990

Joint and Cooperative Action

Agreements for joint and cooperative action amended to establish separate project boards to enhance the direction and operation of each individual project.
February 1990

Issuance of Revenue Bonds

Authorized the issuance of revenue bonds for the Craig-Mona Transmission Project in the amount of $10,800,000 with a rating of nr/nr/A-.
December 1989

Town of Paragonah, UT Joins UAMPS

October 1989

Transmission Network Access

UAMPS gained transmission network access through the merger of Pacific Light & Power and Utah Power & Light
September 1989

Revenue Bonds Issuance

Authorized the issuance of revenue bonds for the Central-St. George Transmission Project in the amount of $16,800,000 with a rating of nr/Aaa/AAA (AMBAC).
May 1989

Transmission Projects

Project members entered into agreements for the Central-St. George and Craig-Mona Transmission Projects.
August 1988

South Utah Valley Electric Service District, UT Joins UAMPS

May 1988

Entered into Contract

Entered into a power supply contract with Idaho Power Company.
March 1988

City of Santa Clara, UT Joins UAMPS

January 1988

Blanding City, UT Joins UAMPS

November 1987

Integration of Member-Ownership

Initiated the integration of member-owned generation into the Pool for the benefit of the UAMPS members.
November 1987

Brigham City, UT Joins UAMPS

October 1987

Washington City, UT Joins UAMPS

February 1986

Authorized Revenue Refunding

Authorized Revenue Refunding on the Hunter Power Project in the amount of $41,515,000 with a rating of nr/nr/AAA (AMBAC).
December 1985

Payson City, UT Joins UAMPS

November 1985

Authorized Revenue Refunding

Authorized Revenue Refunding on the Hunter Power Project in the amount of $77,028,268 with a rating of nr/nr/AAA (AMBAC).
June 1985

Entered into Contract

Entered into a 30 MW contract with Deseret Generation & Transmission Co-operative.
April 1985

City of Bountiful Joins UAMPS

March 1985

Organizational Amendment

Changes made in the organization agreements allowed four more Utah entities to join the UAMPS organization.
January 1985

City of St. George, UT Joins UAMPS

January 1985

Springville City, UT Joins UAMPS

June 1983

Authorized Revenue Refunding

Authorized Revenue Refunding on the Hunter Power Project in the amount of $3,500,000.
November 1982

Adoptive Measures

Adopted pooling principles to create a mechanism for the sale and purchase of capacity and energy between the members.
September 1982

Hunter Purchase

Authorized the issuance of revenue bonds to purchase the undivided ownership interest of Hunter from Deseret Generation & Transmission Co-operative in the amount of $66,000,000.
July 1981

Contract for Hunter Project

Twenty-one members enter into Power Sales Contract for the Hunter Project.
January 1981

Original UAMPS Members

21 Original UAMPS Members entered into Power Sales Contract to Form UAMPS they were: Beaver City, UT, City of Enterprise, UT, Ephraim City, UT, Fairview City, UT, Fillmore City, UT, Heber Light & Power, UT, Holden Town, UT, Hurricane City, UT, Hyrum City, UT, Kanosh City, UT, Kaysville City,

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September 1980

UAMPS is Organized

UAMPS, a political subdivision of the State of Utah, is organized under the Interlocal Cooperative Act to plan, finance and operate electric power project.

CARBON-FREE POWER PROJECT

The electrical utility industry is in the midst of transformation due to the proliferation of new technologies, changing lifestyles, and new regulations targeting fossil fuels. UAMPS’ Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) encompasses three interconnected parts designed to help members cope with these changes and ensure that UAMPS’ future energy supply is safe, clean, secure, stable and adequate for an energy-hungry, growing population.

The CFPP encourages and provides tools for Energy Efficiency, embraces Distributed Generation (like rooftop solar) with wise rate structures, and is investigating Small Modular Nuclear Reactor technology to provide future baseload supply.

UAMPS MEMBERSHIP AND PROJECTS

UAMPS serves 47 members, mostly municipalities, in seven states, including Utah, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Wyoming. UAMPS provides comprehensive energy services to its members, including planning, financing, developing, acquiring, constructing, operating and maintaining varied projects and transmission for the benefit of members. 

UAMPS currently operates 16 separate projects that provide power supply, transmission, and other services to the members who participate in them. Members choose which projects they participate in, based on their unique needs.

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SMART ENERGY INITIATIVE

UAMPS’ SmartEnergy Initiative helps members and their customers find “smart” ways to save energy, save money, and help the environment. The Initiative also helps members cope with changes in technology and the regulatory climate by constantly assessing and forecasting future energy needs of member utilities, and by carefully analyzing all possible energy sources and ways to reduce demand.