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Welcome to SMPA

San Miguel Power Association, Inc. is a member-owned, locally-controlled rural electric cooperative with offices in Nucla and Ridgway, Colorado. SMPA serves approximately 10,000 members and 14,000 meters and supports local communities.


What's New:

We will present information on the future Red Mountain Electrical Reliability & Broadband Improvement Project at a 4:30 PM work session before the regular Ouray Town Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 18th at the Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Avenue, Ouray. 

The same presentation will be given at these meetings:

Ouray County
Ouray Community Center,
320 6th Avenue, Ouray

March 3 9 AM

San Juan County
County Courthouse
1557 Greene Street, Silverton

March 11 8:30 AM

Town of Silverton
Town Hall
1360 Greene Street, Silverton

March 23 7 PM



Our new system, called SmartHub allows you to pay your bill from here or on your mobile device.  You can also set up notifications and even monitor your energy use.  Learn more here.  It's power in your hands.

Our new system allows you to view a map of ongoing power outages right here on the website (below).  The map is updated as developments occur. 


View the status of ongoing power outages with our online outage viewer.



Latest News

1/16/20: Tri-State Announces 90% Reduction in Colorado Carbon by 2030

SMPA Remains Supportive of Tri-State Responsible Energy Plan
– Calls for Support to Coal Communities

Early this January, Tri-State Generation and Transmission (Tri-State), wholesale electric power provider for local electric cooperative, San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) announced closure of Escalante Coal Generation Station near Prewitt, N.M., by end of 2020, and closure of the northwest Colorado Craig Station and Colowyo Mine by 2030.

These Major changes in generation portfolio will result in 100% reduction of coal emissions in Colorado and New Mexico. Tri-State claims it will be able to do this while...


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Planned Outages

There are currently no scheduled power outages:





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