The SMPA Strategic Objectives

Sunburst behind lineman plus SMPA Logo

Every three years, the SMPA Board uses a strategic planning process to align organizational direction with the mission, vision and core values of SMPA.  

SMPA's democratic governance depends upon the Board Representatives bringing their individual and regional concerns and perspectives to the table.  Throughout a two-day session in July of 2020, the representatives met in person, with state-dictated gathering limitations, masking and social-distancing precautions in place.  Working with a consultant, they reviewed the cooperative's strategic direction in a variety of fields.


The Strategic Objectives of San Miguel Power Association

Reliability and Resiliency

Strategic Objective: Identify and prioritize reliability and resiliency risks and issues. Initial focus shall be on fire mitigation.

Financial/Power Supply/Rates

Strategic Objective: Determine the optimal long-term power supply strategy that best achieves safe, reliable, cost effective, and environmentally responsible service to our members.


Strategic Objective: Continue to improve SMPA’s overall safety and work culture.


Strategic Objective: Fully optimize all technology.

COVID19 & Crisis Management

Strategic Objective: Further develop Crisis Management Plan in order to best respond to external threats or crisis.


With the Strategic Objectives officially adopted, SMPA key staff, then breaks each one down into component initiatives.  They designate the project timelines and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) based upon industry experience and established best practices. Staff then gives progress reports at board meetings every three months. 

View the Board Meeting Agendas to plan for the next report.



We’re fortunate to have a group who can examine these issues while respecting each other and committing to the best interests of the cooperative and its members.

Rube Felicelli, SMPA Board President