Southeastern Power Administration (SEPA)

Southeastern Power Administration (SEPA), within the U.S. Department of Energy, is headquartered in Elberton, Georgia. SEPA is responsible for the marketing and delivery of 3,365 megawatts of Federal hydroelectric capacity and energy generated at 22 multipurpose dams owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. SEPA contracts with interconnected utilities to deliver Federal hydropower using privately owned, publicly accessible transmission lines and performs balancing authority functions, water management interface, customer schedule coordination, and power dispatching service.

Federal hydropower program expenses are recovered from 473 preference customers from Virginia to Mississippi and Illinois to Florida at cost-based rates. These wholesale municipal and electric cooperative customers serve more than 12 million energy consumers.

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