45 Stewart St.
P.O. Box 2750
Durango, CO 81302
Hours: M-Th 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In 1939, forward-thinking citizens in the region celebrated years of research, planning, and consultation with the official incorporation of the electric cooperative, La Plata Electric Association. Few urban residents believed that the rural parts of Southwest Colorado would ever be illuminated, due to the tremendous cost of extending lines and service to isolated farms and ranches.
Thankfully, cooperatives across the country have a history of inventiveness and determination, working together to sustain communities and enhance the lives of the hard-working souls who were tough enough to “make it” outside of an urban hub. LPEA’s founders were no less determine and came together to make LPEA happen.
LPEA provides its members safe, reliable, electricity at the lowest reasonable cost while being environmentally responsible.