Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) and Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District (UYWCD) have signed a purchased power agreement that brings hydro power from the Stagecoach Reservoir back to our service territory. In November of 2015, YVEA began to buy the renewable, hydro power that is produced by the John Fetcher Power Plant, at Stagecoach Reservoir.
The agreement ensures that the clean, renewable energy from Stagecoach Reservoir, with 800 kW capacity, is used to serve YVEA members and the revenue from the sale of this power supports operations for the UYWCD.
The new partnership also includes a unique program that will allow YVEA’s largest members to obtain Stagecoach Hydro and advertise the value of receiving power from this local, clean energy source.
The Program is available to members with energy usage in excess of 1,500,000 kWh per year. These members may choose to take Stagecoach Hydro Energy by subscribing to program block(s), in increments of 1000 kWh-related blocks. There are 3600 blocks available. Once these blocks are subscribed, no additional blocks are available until and unless another member stops subscribing. The charge for one block is $10.00, with the revenue from these subscriptions going to UYWCD.