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Welcome to SMPA!


Please Note: Our offices are closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day


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:


Latest News

May 16 2016: San Miguel Power Board Election Ballots in the Mail

The San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) Board Election is going on now.  In SMPA district #1, which includes the West End of Montrose County, as well as Basin & Slick Rock, the candidates are Tom Loczy & Doylene Garvey.  In District #4, which includes Colona, Log Hill, and areas surrounding Telluride, the candidates are Jack Sibold & Toby Brown.

“Ballots have been mailed to members of these districts and they should be hitting mailboxes this week,” said SMPA Communications...


Planned Outages

The West End Reliability Project, which will result in a new substation transformer, replacing one that was struck by lightning, will continue with the following scheduled power outages:

June 22, 2016
Location: West and Southwest of Naturita (Including Slick Rock, Basin, Paradox, and Bedrock), then All meters in the West End of Montrose County
Work to be Performed: Second stage Reconfiguration of the Monogram Line

June 22, 2016
Location: Towns of Nucla and Naturita and the Dry Creek Basin area.
Work to be Performed: Place the new transformer in service.

Check back later for more details concerning duration and start times for these outages.


These repairs and upgrades will give SMPA the ability to keep power flowing during future maintenance activities and it will minimize the impact of outages by enabling better communication with the Nucla Power Plant.  We thank you for your patience.


Learn more about the West End Reliability Project


Check https://www.facebook.com/SanMiguelPower for updates on any ongoing unplanned outages.

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