Connect / Disconnect Service
To Start or Transfer Electric Service with GCEA, please call one of our Member Support Specialists at 1-800-726-3523 or 970-641-3520. If you are new to GCEA service territory, we look forward to serving you. Please have your new address and mailing address ready. Other documents and/or information required include but are not limited to:
- Name and date of birth of adult household members on the account
- Address location where service shall be provided
- Contact and billing information
- Driver's license number, social security number, federal tax identification number, passport number, alien identification number or government issued photo identification card.
Please note, deposits and transfer fees may apply according to Policy R-4.
Stop Existing Service
To Stop Existing Service, please call one of our Member Support Specialists at 1-800-726-3523 or 970-641-3520 or contact us. A member wishing to discontinue service should allow a minimum of three (3) days notice to GCEA, excluding weekends and holidays. This will allow time for final meter reading and disconnection of service. The member will be liable for service until final meter reading is completed by GCEA.
New Construction Service Request
To initiate a new electrical service or to make changes to an exisiting service, please fill out either the "Residential Load Form" or the "Commercial Load Form" and return to GCEA by fax, email or in person. If there is any questions about these forms, please contact us at 970-641-3520.
GCEA recommends that you contact us at least one (1) month prior to planned construction. A GCEA Engineer will coordinate a field inspection with you or your designated representative. The Engineer will then calculate an estimate for Contribution in Aid of Construction (CIAC) costs and generate an application for electrical service. CIAC estimates are valid for 30 days. Once the application is completed, signed and returned with payment for all charges, including CIAC, deposits and service fees that may apply according to Policy R-4 , GCEA will schedule the job for construction. The average wait time for construction is two weeks.
Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA) is prohibited from connecting any electrical service until an electrical inspection is acquired from the State of Colorado. A permit may be obtained from our office or you may download one from the State of Colorado's website. You may also contact the State of Colorado's Denver headquarters at 303-894-2300. GCEA is prohibited from recommending electricians; please obtain a listing from the local phone book or use local references.
Click here to obtain a copy of GCEA's Electric Wiring Guidelines.
The Association may disconnect service with or without notice for any reasons outlined in Policy R.5.