What Is an Electric Co-op?

Colorado’s 22 electric cooperatives have been supporting a Colorado way of life for the better part of a century. What began in the 1930s with rural neighbors banding together to bring their homes safe, affordable, reliable electric power has developed into a keystone of the state’s infrastructure.

Today, more than 1.25 million Coloradans depend on a cooperative for their electricity. Serving 70 percent of the land in Colorado, cooperatives reach every county but one. While commercial, industrial and agricultural businesses across the state also rely on electric co-ops, 85 percent of co-op customers are residential.