Established in 1980 and located in Pasadena, Calif., the Southern California Public Power Authority is a private legislative body that provides community-based services. It comprises more than 10 municipal utilities and an irrigation district. Its members include the municipal utilities of the cities of Anaheim, Azusa, Banning, Burbank, Glendale, Riverside, Vernon and Los Angeles, Calif. Its municipal utilities distribute electricity to more than 2 million customers in an area of over 7,000 square miles. The organization also provides financial aid to its members for the acquisition of generation and transmission resources. The authority additionally provides financial aid for various electricity generation and transmission projects, such as hydroelectric generating units at the Hoover Dam Power Plant and the Magnolia Power Project. The Magnolia Power Project utilizes advanced technology for electricity generation and produces more than 240 megawatts of electricity. Additionally, the authority lays down proposals to the state government for the adoption of advanced energy technologies to benefit electric utility customers in Southern California.