Want to Know About Us?
In this section:
- History, Mission, and other
- Board and Staff
- Annual Meeting, Reports, and Board Election
- Bylaws, Policies, and Legal Notices
- Rates and Financial Documents
- Service Territory
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Members started this cooperative. Members give it purpose.
Monday - Thursday
7 AM - 5:30 PM
Toll Free: 1-877-864-7311 or 1-800-864-7256
After Hours Emergency Hotline:
Call your local office and you will be directed to our after-hours dispatch.
P.O. Box 817
170 W. 10th Ave.
Nucla, CO 81424
Fax (970) 864-7257
P.O. Box 1150
720 N. Railroad St.
Ridgway, CO 81432
Fax (970) 626-5688
PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
SMPA Lobbies are now open to the public. Masks are optional.
Alternatively, payments can be made in a variety of other ways:
- SmartHub web and mobile app, https://smpa.smarthub.coop/Login.html If you need help with this or any other service, please call one of the below numbers during regular business hours.
- Pay by phone (970) 626-5549, or (970) 864-7311 then press 2
- Mail remittance (included with the bill)
- Dropboxes in our office foyers
- Checks or money orders - no cash in dropboxes, please.
- When entering our foyer, please observe the below guidelines
Masks or face coverings may be worn when inside our building.
SANITIZE YOUR HANDS
Please use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the building.
PLEASE STAY 6 FEET APART
For your safety, please maintain a distance of 6 feet between occupants. If there is not enough room to do this, please consider reducing the number of occupants.
Please do not enter our building. Please call (970) 864-7311 if you need assistance.
Mission and Background
Our History, Territory and Mission
San Miguel Power Association, Inc. was established in 1938 for the purpose of supplying central station power to the rural farms and dwellings in the San Miguel Basin area. That non-profit electric distribution cooperative is the same one that provides you power today.
Learn about our mission, founding principles, commitment to safety, and the beautiful territory that we serve.
Board and Staff
Meet our Board and Management
Our seven directors, each representing a different district within our service territory, serve four-year terms. These are your representatives. Elections are held annually for different districts.
The Board hires the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who oversees the SMPA staff as they carry out the SMPA mission as well as the Board's Strategic Objectives.
The Board and Staff work together to fulfill the mission of providing you safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity.
Annual Meeting & Election
Our Annual Meeting, Outreach and Board Director Elections
The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for members of the cooperative to review the activities of the association over the previous year. Members can pose questions and make suggestions to the Board of Directors and General Manager, and learn about the co-op's goals for the future.
Often, the Board Election is concluded at this meeting, with the announcement of the winner(s).
Members also have access to video content and an Annual Report, which includes financial statements.
Bylaws and Legal
Access our Bylaws, Policy Book and Legal Notices
Guiding Documents like the SMPA Bylaws and Policies direct how SMPA is to accomplish its Strategic Objectives. Rules and Regulations govern our business relationship with our members, and Legal Notices keep the membership informed of important proposals and changes.
Rates and Financial
See Our Current Rates and Financial Documents
SMPA is a not-for-profit cooperative. Our access fees and electric rates are set by our Board of Directors to recover the costs of distributing electric service. Margins are eventually returned to the membership as Member Dividends.
SMPA is owned by the consumers it serves. Audited Financial documents are available for any SMPA member to review.