The Colorado River Commission (CRC) is responsible for Nevada's allocation of hydroelectric power generated and marketed by the federal government. Nevada's allocation of hydroelectric power from Hoover, Parker and Davis Dams, and the Salt Lake City Area Integrated Project is purchased by the CRC and delivered to industrial and wholesale customers in southern Nevada. CRC's hydropower customers include the City of Boulder City, Lincoln County Power District No. 1, Nevada Power Company, Overton Power District No. 5, Valley Electric Association, the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the industries comprising the Basic Management Industrial Complex near Henderson, Nevada.
The Colorado River Commission was instrumental in the development of an "Implementation Agreement" and a "Ten-Year Plan" procedure resulting in a partnership between federal agencies and Hoover contractors to establish annual reviews of operational plans and budgets for the project. CRC participated actively in the negotiation of an agreement with federal agencies to advance fund the operation, maintenance and replacement costs of the Parker-Davis Project generation facilities. This arrangement formally established a funding board through which CRC and the other project customers annually review and approve project operational plans, budgets and funding.
The CRC recently negotiated 20-year extensions of both the Parker-Davis (2028) and Salt Lake City Area Integrated Projects (2024) hydropower contracts, thereby ensuring continued long-term delivery of these vital, reliable, clean and inexpensive sources of energy to southern Nevada.