Who We Are

The Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) supplies reliable wholesale electric power to the communities of Holly, La Junta, Lamar, Las Animas, Springfield and Trinidad. Unlike larger, investor-owned utilities, ARPA was formed and is owned by the communities it serves.

Our Mission

To promote the long-term economic well being of our municipal members and their consumers by providing a dependable and competitively priced supply of wholesale electric power in an environmentally sound manner.


ARPA is headquartered in Lamar. We own electric emergency backup generation facilities in Trinidad and Holly, and wind turbines in Prowers and Baca Counties.