SMPA to Hold Rate Hearing on Proposed 2017 Rate Structure

RIDGWAY-On November 29, the San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting, in Ridgway, at which it is expected that they will decide whether to adopt a proposed rate structure for 2017.  Earlier this year, SMPA received notice that its wholesale power rate would increase by 4.2%.  Since then, the SMPA Board has been considering recommendations on how to cover the increased revenue requirement while re-balancing SMPA’s member access charge and energy rate.  Both of these considerations are included in the proposal.

As a member-owned cooperative, SMPA values the input of its consumers.  The board of directors invites members to attend a special rate hearing before their board meeting on the 29th at 9:30 AM at the SMPA office in Ridgway.  Members interested in attending the hearing are encouraged to RSVP at 970-626-5549.  Members may also view a comparison between the current and proposed rate structures at

San Miguel Power Association, Inc. is a member-owned, locally-controlled rural electric cooperative with offices in Nucla and Ridgway, Colo. It is the mission of San Miguel Power Association to demonstrate corporate responsibility and community service while providing our members safe, reliable, cost effective and environmentally responsible electrical service. SMPA serves approximately 9,600 members and 13,300 meters and supports local communities with $300,000 annually in property taxes and $400,000 in energy efficiency and renewable energy rebates. SMPA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.