Clean Currents 2022

Meet Our Host Utilities

When Clean Currents 2022 takes off in October, six power-packed hosts will welcome our attendees:

meet our host utilities,

The Bureau of Reclamation manages water and power resources and our history in hydropower goes back to the authorizations of our first projects under the Reclamation Act of 1902.  The Bureau of Reclamation is the second largest hydropower producer in the nation.  Our facilities include the Hoover Dam as well as Grand Coulee, Glen Canyon, Shasta, and Folsom. 

In California, we are also the second largest producer of hydropower.  Our Central Valley Project has 24 generators, which annually generate – on average – 3.4 billion kilowatt-hours which serves the needs of approximately 2 million Californians.  

Reclamation has a long history of delivering reliable, low-cost hydropower in the Central Valley.  Hydropower is critical to ensuring that Reclamation provides cost-effective water supplies.  The CVP relies on hydropower generation to power our pumps to deliver water, to support habitat restoration and mitigation actions, and to provide surplus energy to power utilities.  

Learn More at U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

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Established in 1956 by the California State Legislature, DWR protects, conserves, develops, and manages much of California’s water supply. This includes the State Water Project (SWP), the nation’s largest state-built water conveyance program.

The SWP supplies water to almost 27 million Californians and 750,000 acres of farmland. It spans more than 700 miles from Northern California to Southern California and includes 36 storage facilities, 21 pumping plants, 26 dams, 5 hydroelectric power plants, 4 pumping-generating plants, and approximately 700 miles of canals, tunnels, and pipelines. In addition to supplying high-quality water for California’s cities, industries, and farms, the SWP also provides flood control, hydroelectric power generation, recreational opportunities, and ecosystem enhancements to protect fish and wildlife habitat.

Learn More at: California Department of Water Resources

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The Northern California Power Agency (NCPA), a California Joint Action Agency, was established in 1968 by a consortium of locally owned electric utilities to make joint investments in energy resources that would ensure an affordable, reliable, and clean supply of electricity for customers in its member communities. NCPA members include municipalities, a rural electric cooperative, and other publicly owned entities for which the not-for-profit agency provides such services as the purchase, aggregation, scheduling, and management of electrical energy. Learn more at Northern California Power Agency

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. In 2022, PG&E will be relocating its headquarters across the San Francisco Bay to Oakland, California.

There are approximately 23,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other energy companies in the state are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.

The CPUC was created by the state Legislature in 1911.

Learn more at Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

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We’re your electric service. That means we work for you through your locally elected Board of Directors.
For over 75 years as your community-owned, not-for-profit electric service, we’ve delivered on a fundamental promise: to provide you with safe, reliable electricity at affordable rates. We’ve been committed to serving our community because we’re part of the community.

With our eyes on the future, we’re taking steps to reduce our reliance on carbon-based fuels and meet ambitious goals set by your elected Board of Directors and state lawmakers to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our power mix is among the cleanest in the country.

Learn more at Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

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Yuba Water Agency is a stand-alone public agency governed by a board of seven elected officials to serve the people of Yuba County. Established by a special act of the California State Legislature in 1959, the agency’s primary missions are flood risk reduction, water supply reliability, fish habitat protection and enhancement, hydroelectric generation, and recreation at New Bullards Bar Reservoir.

Today, Yuba Water Agency owns and operates facilities with a capacity of storing approximately 1 million acre-feet of water and generating more than 400 megawatts of hydropower.

Each year, Yuba Water Agency releases more than 300,000 acre-feet of water to eight irrigation districts that convey the water to local farmers and ranchers in Yuba County.

Learn more at Yuba Water Agency.