For 75 years, CREA’s mission has been to enhance and advance the interests of Colorado’s electric cooperatives through a united effort. This is the mission of every department and every employee at CREA. None of this changed in 2020, a year in which everything seemed to change.

As the statewide association for Colorado’s 22 electric distribution co-ops and the state’s one power supply co-op, CREA continued to facilitate communication among the co-ops, provide legislative representation, set up education classes for directors and co-op employees, deliver safety training and loss prevention information and resources, assist with youth programs and tell the co-op story to co-op consumer-members, opinion leaders and others across the state.

However, many of these services were provided in new and innovative (virtual) ways as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancelation of almost every in-person interaction. But didn’t falter, the association went virtual with most of its services and was there for its member co-ops throughout its 75th year.

2020: The Year-In-Review

Leadership Reports

Balance Sheet

March 9, 2021


8:30 – 9:30 am
Dr. Scott Tinker, Chairman, Tinker Energy Associates Electricity Planning in the Current US Landscape

9:30 – 10:30 am
CREA Annual Meeting

10:30 –11:00 am

11:00 – 11:30 am
Western United Annual Meeting

11:30am – 12:30 pm
CARE Annual Meeting

4:00 – 6:00 pm
Legislative Reception

  1. Legislative Speakers
  2. Roundtable Discussion with the CREA Board

Education Certifications

Guest Speaker: Dr. Scott Tinker Presentation