The Operations and Engineering group was formed in the 1950s to provide a forum for cooperative personnel to discuss new technology, new products, and exchange information and experiences. The group, represented by Colorado’s 22 rural electric cooperatives, meets annually with the meeting location rotated throughout the state. The meeting includes formal presentations by equipment suppliers, service organizations, engineering and operating consulting firms, the Rural Utilities Service, and the Colorado Rural Electric Association. Equipment suppliers are provided the opportunity to display their products and services during the meeting.
President – Rich Trostel – Mountain Parks Electric – email@example.com – 877-887-3378
Vice President – Roger Grogg – Gunnison County Electric Association – firstname.lastname@example.org – 970-641-3520
Secretary – Clinton Smith – San Isabel Electric Association – email@example.com – 800-279-7432
Disaster Aid Assistance Contacts
Statewide Coordinator – Dale Kishbaugh – firstname.lastname@example.org – 720-388-9361
Alternate – Dan Whitesides – email@example.com – 720-202-7574
Alternate – Curt Graham – firstname.lastname@example.org – 720-810-0648
Eastern Region Coordinators
Rod Dunker, Y-W Electric Association
970-345-6214 or 970-571-9292 (cell)
Mark Hall (alternate), Southeast Colorado Power Assoc.
719-383-1316 or 719-688-0083 (cell)
David Williams (assistant), Mountain View Electric Assoc.
719-775-2861 or 719-760-0752 (cell)
Western Region Coordinators
Mike Birch, Grand Valley Power
970-242-0040 or 970-260-8176 (cell)
Duane Oliver (alternate), San Miguel Power Association
970-864-7311 ext. 205 or 970-428-1860 (cell)
Justin Talbot (assistant), La Plata Electric Association
970-382-7183 or 970-749-9570 (cell)