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San Miguel Power Association, Inc. is a non-profit, locally-controlled rural electric cooperative with business offices in Nucla and Ridgway, Colorado.  SMPA serves approximately 9,600 members and 14,000 meters and supports local communities.

Founded in 1938, SMPA takes a progressive approach to service and technology and has a forward-thinking philosophy on power supply and other trends of the industry.  It is the Mission of SMPA to demonstrate corporate responsibility and community service while providing our members with safe, reliable, cost effective and environmentally responsible electrical service.

SMPA has a corporate culture of safety.  We achieve this through:

  • Strong communications
  • Teamwork, and a willingness to speak up when necessary
  • Participation, and direct involvement in our safety programs



Our beautiful service territory located on the Western Slope of Colorado, includes all or parts of seven counties.  See Map.  San Miguel Power’s corporate office is located in Nucla, Colorado with office locations in Ridgway, Telluride, and Silverton. 

The Western Slope of Colorado offers welcoming, community-minded towns situated in some of the most majestic mountain views in the state.  We support learning, creativity and culture.  We share a deep connection to the outdoors. We are committed to being economically sustainable and ecologically responsible.  For more information, please visit the links below.


There are no positions currently available.


SMPA is an Equal Employment Opportunity provider and employer.


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