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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:

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September 1 2016: Wholesale Rates Prompt Review of SMPA Access Charge

It is easy to take for granted our ready access to affordable, reliable electricity which enables so many of the modern systems we rely upon.  Surprisingly, the cost of electricity has risen relatively slowly. For example, since 1936, the average cost of a loaf of bread has increased by about 1.5¢ per year.  The cost of a kilowatt hour of the electricity needed to bake that bread has risen by only about 1¢ per decade!

While electricity remains an exceptional value in today’s modern life, the upward pressure on electric rates is still real – especially in recent years.  Recently, Tri-State Generation and Transmission (Tri-State), the wholesale power cooperative that provides electricity to your local electric utility, San Miguel Power Association (SMPA), announced an increase in its rates.



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