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    Lineman Matthew Ruggles works on a transformer bank replacement.

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    Empire Electric Headquarters is located at 801 N. Broadway, Cortez, CO 81321.

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    Empire Electric crews work on a service upgrade on Empire Street in Cortez, CO.

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    Empire Electric's Engineering and Operations Facility is located at 23999 Road L.4, Cortez, CO 81321.

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    Skanska's 1,260 solar panel system offsets 100 percent of the Cortez facility's energy usage.

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    Director John Porter (center) standing between Doug Sparks (left) and Neal Stephens (right) leased the first two 225 watt solar photovoltaic panels. Empire Electric's Solar Assist Cooperative Garden provides a renewable option for members who will receive credit for energy produced by the panels each month.

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News Releases

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Education

Continuing Education Scholarships from Empire Electric

YOUTH and ADULT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Empire Electric Association, Inc. offers up to 50 scholarships for high school seniors and adults each year. There are several ways to apply. High school seniors can pick up a scholarship application from their guidance counselor's office, at EEA headquarters, or download the form from www.eea.coop after January 1st. Adult applications are designed for those who wish to continue their education but who have had a lapse in schooling. The "adult" scholarships can be downloaded at www.eea.coop, or picked up at EEA headquarters located at 801 N. Broadway, Cortez after the first of the year.

Download EEA scholarship applications

Our Community

Calvin Denton Meeting Room

CALVIN DENTON ROOM

Empire Electric provides a public meeting space for active members for non-profit organizations, youth activities, civic and public service organizations free-of-charge. You must sign a contract to reserve the Calvin Denton Community Room for your non-profit organization or event.

View reservation details and download contract

Just For Kids

Empire Electric Kids Korner
Kids' Korner

Activities for exploring energy history, efficiency and safety.

Touchstone Energy® Kids Zone

Kids games, coloring, activities and stories.

Farm Safety for Just Kids

Promotes a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to children and youth.

EnergyHog.org

Learn how to defeat Energy Hogs and become an official Hog Buster.

TEST YOUR ENERGY IQ

Can you answer these 3 questions about saving energy in your home this summer?

BONUS: After you complete the survey, take a moment to add your email address to our list and you'll be eligible for a drawing to receive a $25 credit on your electric account. Sign up using the "Sign Up for EEA News" form on this page.

The winner will be announced at the annual meeting on June 19, 2014.