Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), with headquarters in Glendora,
California, is a joint powers agency comprised of eleven municipal utilities
and one irrigation district. SCPPA's members consist of the municipal utilities
of Anaheim, Azusa, Banning, Burbank, Cerritos, Colton, Glendale, Los Angeles,
Pasadena, Riverside, Vernon and the Imperial Irrigation District. Together they
deliver electricity to over 2 million customers in the Southern California basin, spanning an area of 7,000 square miles, and with a total population that
exceeds 5 million.
Formed in 1980, SCPPA was created for the purpose of
providing joint financing, construction and operation of transmission and
generation projects. Today, SCPPA fulfills a broad range of services for its
members by providing effective forums of collaboration through committees such
as: Customer Service, Finance, Public Benefits, Resource Planning, Transmission
and Distribution, Engineering and Operations, Natural Gas, and Renewable Energy
SCPPA currently has more than thirty-seven projects and transmission projects in operation, generating and bringing power from Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada. In addition, SCPPA owns natural gas reserves in Wyoming and Texas.
SCPPA projects have been financed through the issuance of taxable and tax-exempt bonds, backed by the combined credit of the SCPPA members participating in each project.