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EMPIRE ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION, INC. is your member-owned and locally controlled rural electric cooperative. We are proud to energize and serve more than 12,000 members in Cortez, Dolores, Dove Creek, Mancos, Monticello, and Towaoc. As your not-for-profit electric utility, we put you - our members - first, which means our programs and services, including this website, are designed to benefit you. If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact us. 


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  • EEA 2017 Annual Meeting was held on June 15, 2017. For those who missed this meeting, we will have a recap of the event available soon.










Power to Solarize Seminar is scheduled for June 27,  Noon to 1pm in the Calvin Denton Room, 801 N Broadway, Cortez CO  Light lunch will be served.

Have you thought about adding solar to your home or business but wondered how to start? Andy CarterEnergy Management Advisor, will help to put an end to the mystery. Call 970-565-4444 for your reservation and join us for this FREE and informative Net Metering Seminar.


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smileyNEW METERING SYSTEM - EEA is upgrading its metering more.  For more information on commonly asked questions regarding this meter change, please read our Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Upgrade.  For those concerned about the effects of Electromagnetic (EMF) or Radio Frequencies (RF) from digital meters, we have included research conducted by the Electric Power Research Institute and the World Health Organization that revealed no health impact from Radio Frequency (RF) digital meters.  Radio frequencies emitted by RF digital meters fall well below the maximum recommended in federal guidelines according to the  EPRI Report on Radio Frequency Exposure Levels. For a quick reference of RF comparisons of common sources, click here.


We want you to be aware of a growing phone scam that is targeting utility customers, especially business owners. Phone scammers posing as your utility provider call and insist you are delinquent on your bill. They may also threaten to turn off your power, rig caller ID to make it look like the call is from your utility provider or tell you to put the money on a prepaid debit card and ask for the card number. Don't believe it. 

DO NOT pay over the phone if immediate payment is demanded to avoid a disconnection.  Here's what to do if the call seems suspicious.

1. Hang up.

2. Call Empire Electric at (970) 565-4444 or (800) 709-3726.

3. Call the police.











Looking for help with your energy costs?  Watch the video below and follow the link for personalized energy tips!   

Weatherization Help Available

Weatherization help is available for low-income families.

Check out these link to see what is available and how you can qualify. 


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