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% 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% of co-op customers are residential.