IPA Organizational Purpose
The Intermountain Power Agency (“IPA”) is a political subdivision of the State of Utah, organized in June, 1977, pursuant to the Utah Interlocal Co-Operation Act. IPA consists of 23 Utah Member Municipalities that own electric utilities, and is governed by a 7-member Board of Directors elected by the Member Municipalities. The purposes of IPA are to finance and operate a facility to generate electricity known as the Intermountain Power Project.
IPA’s primary responsibilities include financing, managing, and accounting for the funds of the project, and assuring, in concert with its appointed Operating Agent, compliance with the terms of all project agreements.
Assets to achieve IPA’s purpose include: a two-unit coal-fired electric generation station, located near Delta, Utah, with a current net capacity of 1,800 MW; an AC Switchyard; co-owned coal mines; unit trains; a railcar repair facility; a DC transmission system and converter stations that connect the project to Adelanto, California; and three AC transmission lines primarily within the State of Utah.
IPA has sold generated output of the plant by long term contract to 23 Utah municipalities, 6 California municipalities, 6 rural electric cooperatives and one investor-owned utility.