Sangre De Cristo Electric Association Inc.

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4:45 p.m.

We are stil experiencing outages in Fremont and Custer Counties, and we continue to have isolated outages in Chaffee County. Crews are working to restore the power.

11:50 a.m.

We are still experiencing outages in Fremont and Custer Counties, but do anticipate service to be partially resorted shortly.

We continue to have isolated outages in Chaffee County.

11:15 a.m.

Electric service was restored to Trail West in Chaffee County.

10:10 a.m.

Electric service was restored to just under 500 Sangre de Cristo Electric Association customers in Acres of Ireland and parts of West Creek in Fremont County.

10:00 am

Outages continue for about 1,975 customers in Sangre de Cristo Electric Association’s service territory in Custer and Fremont Counties including Texas Creek, West Creek and areas south of Cotopaxi.

In Chaffee County, crews are working outages in the Chalk Creek and Trail West areas.

Outage repair is hampered by heavy snow and inaccessibility due to the weather.

9:15 am

Sangre de Cristo Electric Association is experiencing wide-spread outages due to the weather.  The majority of the electric system south of Cotopaxi, including parts of Fremont and Custer Counties, is presently out due to power supply issues.

Power is out in the Howard area due primarily to trees in the lines.

In the northern end of the system, power is out in Trail West, Alpine, and Chalk Creek.

Due to the number of issues, the utility cannot at this time estimate when power will be restored in any given area.  Additional outages may be experienced during the day.  The utility asks that new outages be reported as they may occur.

If you have a medical emergency related to the power outages, please call 911.


Save the date!
Sangre's 75th Annual Meeting is set for Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds, located at 10165 County Road 120 in Salida.
Registration will open at 5:30 pm, dinner will be at 6:30 pm, and the business meeting will start around at 7:00 pm.
Join us for food, fellowship, fun, and door prizes!

The deadline for submitting a petition to run for Sangre de Cristo's Board is 5 pm on Friday, May 1, 2015.
Director terms in Rural Chaffee/Lake County and for director-at-large expire this year.
Go to the Members Only site and click on "Election Procedures" for more information.


View the 2015 Legislative Directory! Click here.



In our efforts to provide safe and reliable electric service to our consumers, Sangre de Cristo Electric has contracted with Power Pole Inspectors (PPI) to test and inspect power poles in Westcliffe, Hillside, and Texas Creek. The work will begin in mid-April and should be completed by June.

PPI will have access to all of Sangre de Cristo Electric’s power poles and will be driving pickup trucks and ATVs that are clearly marked with Sangre de Cristo Electric’s logo.

PPI will be working in Custer County on Hermit Road, working north to the county line. And in Fremont County from the county line, north to U.S. Highway 50 and north to Gulch Road.

If you have any questions please contact Engineering at (719) 395-2412.



Dependents of Sangre de Cristo members recently competed for scholarships provided by the rural electric cooperative and in conjunction with power suppliers Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association and Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Fifty-four applications were considered for one four-year scholarship at $1,500 per year and eleven $1,500 scholarships. In addition, one $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Basin Electric and two $1,000 scholarships sponsored jointly by Tri-State and Sangre were awarded.
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Three youths will represent Sangre de Cristo Electric at the 2015 Youth Tour held June 11 – 18, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Buena Vista High School student Cody Luebke and Custer County High School students Emily Crossley and Jenna Henrich will join students from around the state in Denver for a day to get acquainted and learn about rural electric systems in Colorado before flying off to our nation’s capital. read more




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Our main office is located just north of the town of Buena Vista on the east side of Highway 24. In addition, we have a line crew and staking engineer stationed in our Westcliffe warehouse. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed for most major holidays. Power outages and emergencies are handled by an after-hour dispatcher when the office is closed.

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Sangre de Cristo Electric is proud to be a Health Links Certified Business Leader for 2014.

APRIL 18, 2015

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