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Passed Senate amended (09/22/1981)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to construct, operate, and maintain the following hydroelectric powerplants: (1) the Friant powerplant, California; (2) the Whiskeytown powerplant, California; (3) the Yellowtail Afterbay powerplant, Montana; (4) the Buffalo Bill Dam powerplant replacement, Wyoming; (5) the Red Bluff powerplant, California; (6) the Stony Gorge powerplant, California; (7) the Monticello powerplant, California; (8) the Palisades powerplant enlargement, Idaho and Wyoming; (9) the Anderson Ranch powerplant enlargement, Idaho; (10) the Minidoka powerplant rehabilitation and enlargement, Idaho and Wyoming; (11) the Boca powerplant, California and Nevada; and (12) the Prosser powerplant, California and Nevada. Authorizes the Secretary of Energy to construct, operate, and maintain transmission facilities for such powerplants and to purchase replacement capacity and energy in order to maintain deliveries to customers during unit outages caused by such powerplant construction.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Energy to minimize the loss of capacity and energy to power customers due to unit outages resulting from such powerplant construction. Directs the Secretary of Energy to maintain deliveries of capacity and energy at contract prices to customers affected by such unit outages.

Requires that the hydroelectric power generated by such facilities be marketed through specified Federal hydroelectric power marketing systems.

Authorizes appropriations beginning in fiscal year 1982 to the Secretary of the Interior for construction, operation, and maintenance of the powerplants authorized under this Act and the cost of replacement capacity and energy. Authorizes appropriations beginning in fiscal year 1982 to the Secretary of Energy for transmission facilities and the purchase of replacement capacity and energy.