Benefits of ARPA
Southeast Colorado sits far from other generation sources. Unlike communities that rely on contracts with larger, investor-owned utilities, ARPA communities know where their power is coming from for decades to come. Other benefits to our members include:
- Stable Prices: Regional power supply prices fluctuate based on supply and demand. Our portfolio of energy has stable prices and competitive rates for southeastern Colorado.
- Locally-managed and controlled: Member communities direct our governing board, made up of officials from every community. Business is conducted in meetings open to the public.
- Economic development: Local utility payments to city general funds far exceed fees paid by investor-owned utilities in the towns and cities they serve. Local utilities help build parks, pools and community centers.
- Mutual aid: Our members help each other restore power after natural disasters.