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LPEA is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving La Plata and Archuleta, with segments of Hinsdale, Mineral, and San Juan counties. LPEA is the sixth largest of 22 cooperatives in Colorado, serving approximately 35,966 members and more than 48,390 meters.

45 Stewart Street
Durango, CO 81302
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2750, Durango, CO 81302-2750
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Emergency services are available 24/7

Pagosa Springs Office:
603 S. 8th Street
Pagosa Springs CO 81147
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 305, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-0305
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, closed from 1:30-2:30 for lunch
Emergency services are available 24/7

Main Switchboard:
Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
(970) 247-5786

Number of Employees: 116

Chief Executive Officer: Jessica Matlock

Governing Body: LPEA is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors. We have four voting districts and three board members per district. Four directors are elected each year at the LPEA Annual Meeting. Directors serve three-year terms and are welcome to run as incumbents once that term is up. 

Power Supply: Tri-State Generation & Transmission (TSGT), is a not-for-profit cooperative power supplier to 42 electric cooperatives and public power districts across the West. They provide power to more than one million members in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Wyoming. TSGT provides regional transmission facilities and delivers power to substations for LPEA to distribute to local cooperative members.

Energy Resource Mix: TSGT provides regional transmission facilities and delivers 95% of LPEA's power to substations for distribution to local cooperative members. TSGT uses coal (35%) and natural gas (18%) as their primary fuel sources in the generation of electricity for LPEA’s members. Renewable energy (33%) is a critical secondary fuel achieved through a mixture of solar projects, wind farms, hydropower, heat, and methane recovery in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Market purchases (14%) account for the additional energy resource mix.


Service area: 3,531 square miles
Total miles of line: 3,782
Miles of distribution line: 3,760
Miles of overhead line: 1,899.66
Miles of underground line: 1,678.7
Miles of transmission line: 204.5
Total meters: 48,683
Density (meters per mile): 12.81
Energy sales: 940,776,975 kWh 
Operating revenues: $109,513,910
Average monthly residential use: 671 kWhs
Average monthly residential bill: $109.02

Last updated 9/7/23