SMPA Seeks Proposals for Renewable Energy Projects

Mar 10th @ 6:44 am in News by Scott Staley

San Miguel Power Association, Inc. (SMPA) is seeking proposals for the design and construction of renewable energy projects to be located within the co-op’s service territory. They are accepting two groups of proposals for projects sized 50 kilowatts to 500 kilowatts or 500 kilowatts to 2 megawatts.

Developers interested in submitting a proposal must be able to demonstrate experience in the design and construction of renewable projects and provide proof of their competency. SMPA also asks that developers be familiar with the co-op’s interconnection requirements. Bids will be evaluated by SMPA’s Board of Directors. The board will select projects that best fit with the co-op’s strategic vision and are beneficial to the membership. The board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals.

“San Miguel Power is interested in exploring opportunities to develop renewable energy in our own backyard,” said SMPA General Manager Kevin Ritter. “We’re asking our members to put their passion for renewable energy to work. We’re looking for practical, economical, and safe projects that will add local renewable power to our energy mix.”

Proposals must be submitted to SMPA before April 22, 2011. SMPA is not responsible for late submissions due to mail delays. Late submissions will not be considered. Proposals can be mailed to or dropped off at the following addresses.

Mailing Address:
Kevin Ritter, General Manager/CEO
San Miguel Power Association, Inc
P.O. Box 1150
Ridgway, CO 81432
Physical Address:
720 North Railroad St.
Ridgway, CO 81432

A complete Request for Proposal can be downloaded from SMPA’s Web site For more information contact Brad Zaporski, Renewable Energy Technician, at (970) 626-5549 ext. 221 or

San Miguel Power Association, Inc. is a member owned, locally controlled rural electric cooperative with offices in Nucla and Ridgway, CO. It is the mission of San Miguel Power Association, Inc. to demonstrate corporate responsibility and community service while providing safe, reliable, cost effective and   environmentally responsible electrical service. SMPA serves approximately 9,600 members and 13,000 meters and supports local communities with $200,000 annually in property taxes.