IREA's 5,000 square-mile service territory is located within ten counties to the east, west and south of the metro Denver area and west of Colorado Springs. Our headquarters is located in Sedalia, Colorado, south of Littleton and north of Castle Rock. We also have district offices in Strasburg, Conifer and Woodland Park.
Company Structure and Organization
Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) is a nonprofit electric distribution cooperative, one of more than nine-hundred established in the 1930s, to bring electricity to parts of the country not served by municipal or investor-owned utilities. IREA is organized as a corporation under Colorado law, but unlike many corporations, the Association’s customers own IREA and elect the board of directors. The board makes decisions regarding the general policies of IREA and directs the Chief Executive Officer to implement those policies.
IREA today has more than 140,000 customers within a service territory covering approximately 5,000 square miles in central Colorado. The Association is by far the largest of Colorado’s twenty-three electric distribution cooperatives. The Association purchases power wholesale from the Western Area Power Administration and Public Service Company of Colorado, d/b/a Xcel Energy. IREA also invested in Comanche 3, a supercritical pulverized coal plant built and operated by Xcel Energy.
Our Consumer Information Handbook, which is a downloadable PDF, offers you more information about the Association, its structure and capital credits.
IREA’s Board of Directors has recently made several needed updates to the association’s bylaws, the set of regulations through which the board governs IREA. Below are links to both the updated bylaws and a “redlined” version of the bylaws that includes all changes made to the bylaws.
Monthly Board Meeting Minutes
Board Meeting Agenda and Notices
Annual Meeting Notice - Notice of the Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting Agenda - Agenda for the Annual Meeting
August 2016 Board Notice
August 2016 Board Agenda
September 2016 Board Notice
September 2016 Board Agenda
October 2016 Board Notice
October 2016 Board Agenda
November 2016 Board Notice
November 2016 Board Agenda
December 2016 Board Notice
December 2016 Board Agenda
January 2017 Board Notice
January 2017 Board Agenda
At the July 2010 Board of Directors meeting , the board passed a resolution which states: "The Board hereby determines and declares the Association Bylaws Article III, and specifically Sections 3, 5 and 6 thereof, shall be deemed to be the Association's written election policy as required by Colorado Revised Statutes (2010) Section 40-9.5-109.5." Click here for the policy.
Board of Directors
|1st row: Michael Kempe, Bruff Shea, Timothy White, James Dozier
2nd row: Eugene Sperry, James Anest, Robert Graf, Pat Mooney - Chief Executive Officer
To send e-mails to the Board, just click on the name:
Timothy White President, Director of District #4
Bruff Shea Vice-President, Director of District #5
James Dozier Secretary/Treasurer, Director of District #2
James Anest Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, Director of District #7
Eugene M. Sperry Director of District #3
Michael Kempe Director of District #1
Robert Graf Director of District #6
To send a letter to a board member through the U.S. Postal Service, address your letter to the board member, then mail it in care of:
Intermountain Rural Electric Association
5496 North U.S. Highway 85
Sedalia, CO 80135
Notice of Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the members of the Intermountain Rural Electric Association will be held at the Association's headquarters building located at 5496 North U.S. Highway 85, Sedalia, Colorado, at 10:00 a.m. on April 29, 2017, to transact the following business:
1. The presentation of reports covering the previous fiscal year.
2. Election of directors.
3. All other business that may properly come before the meeting.
Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the day of the meeting.
Director District Maps
Here you can download the district maps for the directors.