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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. 

"Our primary mission is to safely, responsibly, and reliably meet the electrical energy needs of our member-owners."

Latest News - 

2017 Rate Increase Notification

noSCAMMERS are again active in our service territory.  They have a sophisticated approach when contacting local businesses and threatening to shut off their power if demands are not met within a limited time. A business owner recently lost his money after being approached by a "serviceman" pretending to work for Empire Electric. He was approached on the weekend, and the owner thought this might be a scam. He was told by the "serviceman" to call the after hours (800) number to speak with his supervisor. The person on the other end of the line told him that Empire Electric had reassessed deposits on business accounts and he owed a past due amount of $500.  The owner was skeptical, but when the scammer called him back, the phone I.D. showed Empire's main number of 565-4444.  The owner, not wanting to lose business by having his power shut off, paid the amount requested. PLEASE do not fall victim of this scam! Empire Electric sends multiple notices to members before disconnecting service and will not disconnect on the weekend when the office is closed. 

noINTERNET SCAM The New York Times warned about a new kind of IF theft: App ID Theft just in time to deceive holiday shoppers. Read more...

smileyNEW METERING SYSTEM - EEA is upgrading its metering system...read 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.

yesDRAWING CONTEST - EEA's first drawing contest for children five to ten years of age. Deadline is January 2, 2017 and the entry form can be downloaded here.

EEA's office is closed on the following days during the 2016-2017 holiday season:

  • Friday, December 23 for Christmas Holiday
  • Monday, December 26 for Christmas Holiday
  • Monday, January 2 for New Year's Holiday

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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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