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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:

SMPA is proposing an increase to the access charge for all electric consumers to become effective for all bills generated after December 31, 2019. The purpose of the increase is to meet expected revenue requirement and to more equitably distribute the cost of service to members while maintaining the financial stability of the cooperative.  Learn more here.


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

11/07/19: San Miguel Power Proposes a Rate Change in 2020


San Miguel Power Association, Inc. (SMPA) announced today, it proposes to increase the access charge on members’ bills. The increase will amount to $1 per month or $12 per year above the current charge for the majority of SMPA members. The updated fee is proposed to take effect January 1, 2020. Consumers will make their first payments of the new fee in February.

SMPA’s Chief Executive Officer, Brad Zaporski explained. “We have embarked on several large construction projects, throughout our system, to improve system reliability and...


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Planned Outages

There is currently one scheduled power outage:



When: November 19, 2019
10:00 am to 1:00 pm  (up to 3 hrs.)


Area Affected:  Appx. 23 meters near Placerville, CO.


Purpose: To upgrade poles that serve these buildings.




Check for updates on any ongoing unplanned outages.




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