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ABOUT THE

DELTA-MONTROSE ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION

Delta-Montrose Electric Association is a member-owned and locally controlled rural electric cooperative, incorporated in 1938.

Located in Southwest Colorado, DMEA energizes and serves 28,000 members in Montrose, Delta and Gunnison counties. DMEA is a progressive and forward-thinking electrical distribution cooperative. In 2020, DMEA entered into its current power contract with Guzman Energy. That wholesale power supply contract covers 12.5 years.

Our Purpose:

We power and unite communities.

Core Values:

Our core values guide us in the decisions we make to better serve our members.

  • Safety: We relentlessly protect our most valued resources: our employees, members, contractors, the public, and infrastructure.  
  • Transparency: We act with uncompromising honesty and openness in everything we do.  
  • Innovation: We foster outside the box thinking, creative problem solving, and continuous improvement.
  • Authenticity: We create a welcoming place for everyone to be their genuine selves.
  • Integrity: We do the right thing, remain true to our word, and treat others with respect.
  • Sustainability: We are good stewards of our resources and work to protect the community we all share. 

Seven Cooperative Principles:

  • Voluntary and open membership
  • Democratic member control
  • Member economic participation
  • Autonomy and independence
  • Education, training, and information
  • Cooperation amongst cooperatives
  • Concern for community

Our Vision:

Powering quality of life.

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“With the Commissioners’ approval, we are one step closer to securing a significant amount of local affordable energy. Together, with Guzman Energy, we are driving rate stability for our members. We are confident Garnet Mesa Solar will be a premier example of agriculture and energy co-existing together.”

Kent Blackwell, Interim CEO and Chief Technology Officer, DMEA

The Garnet Mesa Solar Farm is a planned 80 megawatt (MW) solar agrivoltaic generating facility located near Delta, Colorado.

Garnet Mesa Solar Farm is owned by Garnet Mesa Solar LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Guzman Energy.