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Welcome to SMPA


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:


What's New:

Work on the Telluride / Mountain Village Reliability Project has begun.  Watch for lane closures on Illium Road by the end of this week.  Learn more.


    Interested in learning about our Income-qualified (I.Q.) Weatherization and Solar projects?  Learn more here.



Latest News


November 29 2016: No Rate Increase in 2017!
Board to Restructure Rates to Promote Long-Term Vision


In a landscape of rising energy costs, the San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) Board of Directors has announced that it will not need to collect more revenue from its members in 2017.  Earlier in 2016, SMPA received notice that its wholesale rates were going to go up.  “That was no surprise,” said SMPA General Manager and CEO, Brad Zaporski.  “We knew we needed to look at our budget to see how much of the increase we could absorb before passing it on to our members.”  


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See the 2017 Rate Structure.


Planned Outages

There are two outages planned for April 19, 2017:


When: 9:30 am - 10:15 am (45 min)

Area Affected:  Area surrounding 360 N Willow in Telluride

Purpose:  To replace and upgrade a damaged transformer.



When: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm (45 min)

Area Affected:  Members on Snowfield Dr. in Mountain Village

Purpose: To upgrade a transformer to support a larger load.


Check for updates on any ongoing unplanned outages.


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