If you're into mountains (and who isn't?) Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) may well be the key to your access to power. IPA was formed in 1977 by 23 Utah municipal electric utilities to develop and operate the Intermountain Power Project (IPP), a two-unit coal-fired generation facility with a capacity of 1,700 MW, and two high-voltage transmission systems. The company's facilities, which began operating in 1987, supply power to the 23 founding municipalities. IPA also sells power through contracts with 13 additional utilities in Utah and California. The IPA is operated by The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.