• Joint Powers/Inter-governmental Agency

  • Members are water agencies within the Klamath Reclamation Project

  • Provides programs to align water supply and demand generally within the Project

  • Identifies areas for efficient use of energy

  • Exercises authority of a PUD

  • Obtain and provide transmission and delivery of Federal preference power for eligible On-Project and Off-Project Power Users


Current Projects/Programs: 

Demand Management 

Total participating acres =29368.95

  • Final inspections will be completed between today and September 30th.
  • If you have access to irrigation water on October 1st you may begin irrigating.
  • Payment has been issued for the Eastside contracts.
  • Partial payment has been issued for the Westside program. This payment was issued in order to utilize remaining available funds for the 2015 fiscal year.
  • Final payment will be issued in November.

Groundwater Pumping

Total acre feet pumped = 37,742

  • Power bills must be submitted for the months of May, June, July, August, September and November in order for final payments to be issued. 
  • Please submit copies of statements as soon as you receive your November billing statement. Statements wil not be accepted after December 15th, 2015.
  • Final payments will be issued in December.

Domestic Well 

  • The application period is now closed.
  • The deadline to submit invoices to be considered for reimbursement is Friday, September 25th, 2015. 

On Project Plan:

  Learn more about the development of the On-Project Plan.  Click and watch one of the VIDEOS below:

OPP Community Meeting Phase 1

OPP Community Meeting Q&A/Phase 1

OPP Community Meeting 3-13-13 

OPP Public Meeting 1-29-14 



KBPA Affordable Power Program

Agriculture Fun Facts: 

Agriculture employs more than 24 million American workers.

Today's American farmer feeds about 155 people worldwide. In 1960, that number was 25.8.

In October 1995, the potato became the first vegetable to be grown in space. NASA and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, created the technology with the goal of feeding astronauts on long space voyages, and eventually, feeding future space colonies.


Other Interesting Info:

Klamath County Ag Profile 2012


Rotating sprinklers offer a new spin on savings with incentives from Energy Trust of Oregon

When it comes to irrigation, uniformity is the magic word. One of the best ways to improve uniformity is to install rotating sprinklers. Growers are replacing worn low-pressure or impact sprinklers with new rotators and saving money at every turn. With assistance from vendors, they’re saving even more by choosing equipment that qualifies for cash incentives from Energy Trust.

Typical project example

Equipment cost

Energy Trust cash incentive

Net project cost before energy savings

(cost – incentive)

Yearly energy savings

Rotating sprinklers








Growers can replace existing low-pressure or impact sprinklers on most irrigation systems, including linear, pivot, wheel line, hand line and portable main line types. By design, rotators produce more even coverage, and their gentler spray soaks in with less evaporation. Fewer clogs, less maintenance, lower pressure and uniform application of water and fertilizer all reduce costs for an agricultural business. By replacing all of the sprinklers with qualified rotators, growers qualify for Energy Trust cash incentives. Circle back with your vendor and talk about the rotating sprinkler benefits and choices available now.

+To learn how Energy Trust can help you save with new rotating sprinklers, talk to your vendor, or visit www.energytrust.org/industrial-and-ag.



Board of Directors

The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. at 735 Commercial Street, KWAPA/KWUA Conference Room. The public is welcome to attend.




 In a recent article in the New York Times regarding how California is Winning the Drought, Charles Fishman stated: 

"The future of water is going to be turbulent for all of us — not far away, but right where we live; not in some distant decade, but next month or next spring. A sense of water insecurity is coming to many places that have never had a water worry.  We know what to do. We just have to do it."