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Welcome to SMPA


We provide safe, reliable, and responsible electric service to approximately 10,000 members and 13,500 meters in western Colorado.

As a not-for-profit rural electric utility our programs and services are designed to benefit you, our members. On this site you can:


What's New:

Work on the Telluride / Mountain Village Reliability Project has begun.  Watch for lane closures on Illium Road by the end of this week.  Learn more.


    Interested in learning about our Income-qualified (I.Q.) Weatherization and Solar projects?  Learn more here.



Latest News


May 17 2017: SMPA Seeks Tri-State Policy Change on Local Generation

At its April 25th Board meeting, the San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) Board of directors agreed to present wholesale power provider, Tri-State Generation and Transmission (Tri-State) with two requests designed to help increase opportunities for local, renewable electric generation projects within the SMPA service territory which includes the area from Silverton to Colona and as far west as the Paradox Valley.

The letter will include two SMPA board resolutions to be approved at the next board meeting on May 23.  First, SMPA will echo a recent La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) request that Tri-State increase the allowable amount of member self-generation under the Wholesale Electric Service Contract from 5% to 10%.  This would allow LPEA, SMPA and other similarly... 


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Planned Outages

There is currently one scheduled power outage:


When: Wednesday May 31, 2017
10 am - 3 pm (5 hrs)

Areas Affected:
First: For appx. 10 minutes, the whole town of Rico will be off as work crews switch power to allow half of the town to stay on during the repairs.

Then: The east side of Rico (Commercial Street, E. Soda Street, Hinkley, Van Winkle and the Courthouse) will be out as repairs are made.  (appx. 5 hrs)

Last: For appx. 10 minutes, the whole town will go off again as work crews switch back to normal configuration.

Purpose: To correct the problem that has been causing service interruptions in this area over the past few weeks.


Check for updates on any ongoing unplanned outages.


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