Colorado Electric Educational Institute

CEEI is committed to empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills essential for navigating the dynamic and transformative field of electric cooperatives. Our mission is to cultivate a community of lifelong learners who understand the critical role that electric cooperatives play in powering communities and advancing shared values that benefit Colorado, the United States, and the world.

Through student programs, industry conferences, and philanthropic electrification projects, CEEI is a catalyst for positive change.

Our Current Causes

CREA participates with NRECA International and other statewide electric associations to electrify rural villages in other countries.

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In 2024, Colorado’s electric cooperatives will join the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and American Public Power Association to electrify the Navajo Nation as part of the Light Up Navajo initiative.

CREA plans to send teams from Delta-Montrose Electric Association, GCEA, Mountain Parks Electric, Mountain View Electric Association, Poudre Valley REA, SDCEA, and United Power to participate in the project. In total, 30 Colorado electric co-op employees are committed for various weeks between April and July. Four-person crews will work at project sites scattered in northeastern Arizona, south-eastern Utah, and northwestern New Mexico.

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Youth programs have been a priority for electric co-ops over many years. CREA assists in both the Washington D.C. Youth Tour and the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp, which are sponsored by Colorado’s electric co-ops each summer. CREA also facilitates programs and logistics for Colorado’s electric cooperatives to be able to support the Junior Livestock Auction at the Colorado State Fair, 4H and FFA programs across the state, state science fair awards, and other projects.

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