La Plata Electric Association, Inc., a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, is Colorado’s fifth largest electric distribution cooperative, serving more than 33,000 individual, family and business members in La Plata and Archuleta, with segments of Hinsdale, Mineral and San Juan counties.
Touchstone Energy Cooperative is a major electric utility brand that represents a nationwide alliance made of more than 750 local, member-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states. Touchstone Energy co-ops collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 40 million members each day. Electric cooperatives distribute power for 75 percent of the land mass in the United States with over 2.4 million miles of power lines.
Electric cooperatives were established to provide electricity to rural America, and now make up the largest electric utility network in the nation. Touchstone Energy is the national brand identity for this exclusive network.
La Plata Electric Association, Inc. shares a common promise to provide your residential and commercial energy services while meeting the highest standards of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to your community.
Mission Statement: La Plata Electric Association provides its members safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost while being environmentally responsible.
Vision Statement: Shaping the future by building trustworthy community partnerships as an innovative, forward-thinking industry leader, delivering excellence in our member-owned cooperative.
Our power is generated by Tri-State Generation & Transmission using various generation methods including coal, natural gas, and alternative energy production using hydroelectricity, solar and wind power. Electricity for La Plata Electric Association, Inc. is also delivered through Tri-State Generation & Transmission.
La Plata Electric Association, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We have more than 110 employees who work in of our Durango headquarters and Pagosa Springs branch office. These employees live in the communities we serve.