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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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 Continuing Education Scholarships

Empire Electric Association is opening the Continuing Education Scholarship application process to its members on April 1, 2017.  There are fifteen $1,000 scholarships available for students who are continuing their education.  To be eligible, students must not have a lapse between high school and college and/or must be a previous recipient of an EEA scholarship.    The deadline to apply is June 15th at 5:00 PMApplications are available on line at, or at the EEA Headquarters located at 801 N. Broadway in Cortez.  For more information about Empire Electric’s Scholarship Program, please contact Denise Rosenbaugh at 970-564-4441 or by email at



POWER TO...SEMINAR    NET METERING                                                                         


June 27th • Noon to 1pm   Light lunch will be served.

Calvin Denton Room, 801 N Broadway, Cortez CO

Have you thought about adding solar to your home or business but wondered how to start?

Join us for this FREE and informative Net Metering Seminar.

Andy Carter, Energy Management Advisor, will help to put an end to the mystery. Call 970-565-4444 for your reservation.


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2017 Rate Increase Notification

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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