SDCEA closed to the public

Sangre de Cristo Electric Association’s March 30 board of directors meeting has been cancelled. The electric cooperative has closed the use of its community room for public meetings, and has closed its lobby to walk-in access, all in order to support current national COVID-19 health recommendations.

“Sangre de Cristo is taking these steps to protect the public and to protect our employees,” Chairman Joe Redetzke said.

While believed to be the best practice for protecting overall public health, the electric cooperative also hopes the closures will ensure continuity of electric service by limiting the potential for employees to be exposed to the virus.

“We are a critical infrastructure that has to be up and running at all times – especially during the winter and especially when access to electricity is an essential element in the fight for the health of the general public,” CEO Paul Erickson said, adding the cooperative must have healthy, able line crews to maintain power delivery to the central Colorado region.

Anyone with any questions or concerns for SDCEA are encouraged to email the cooperative: or call toll-free, 1-844-395-2412 or visit the pertinent topic links on this website.

The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the board of directors is planned for April 20. An announcement on whether that meeting will be held as scheduled will be made at a later date.