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About Us

Columbus Electric Cooperative is a nonprofit, consumer-owned electric system established to provide electric service to rural southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona.

Columbus Electric's governing Board of Directors meets on the fourth Thursday of each month; the annual meeting is held in March or April of each year.

Additional Information:

  • Date Incorporated: January 14, 1946
  • Date Energized: July 15, 1949
  • Consumers Served: 3,198
  • Miles of Line: 2,074
  • Number of Meters: 5,046
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Affiliated Organizations:

  • Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 44 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transports electricity to Columbus Electric Cooperative, Inc. and the rest of its member systems throughout a 250,000 square-mile service territory that covers Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. To learn more, please visit Tri-State's website.
  • Touchstone Energy: Providing high standards of service to all residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers, Touchstone Energy is a national alliance of more than 660 electric cooperatives in 46 states that collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 30 million customers every day. To learn more, please visit Touchstone Energy's website.

  • New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association: The New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association represents our state's electric cooperatives and their local consumers. They are a cooperative, directed by representatives of New Mexico's electric co-ops.

    NMRECA's activities include legislative and regulatory representation, public affairs, and training.

    NMRECA produces and distribute Enchantment Magazine, New Mexico's second largest publication and the only one dedicated to rural readers. Enchantment is mailed monthly to cooperative members in the state. To learn more, please visit the NMRECA website.


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