Power Marketing Administrations

PMAs Vital Resource for Electric Cooperatives

The Power Marketing Administrations are federal agencies, housed within the Department of Energy, with the responsibility to market electric power, primarily from multiple-purpose water projects operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The four federal PMAs—the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the Southeastern Power Administration (SEPA), the Southwestern Power Administration (SWPA) and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)—are important sources of electricity for rural electric cooperatives that were some of the first purchasers of federal hydropwer.

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PMAs Vital Resource for Electric Cooperatives