By Dalton Carver
San Miguel Power Association is hoping to continue its eco-friendly focus in a new general manager, according to Jim Link, interim GM.
Kevin Ritter, former SMPA GM, has stepped down from the executive position of the electric co-operative, effective Dec. 31. In the meantime, Link has stepped in to shoulder the GM duties until a new hire is selected.
With the retirement announcement, a band of SMPA members penned a petition in November to remind the power company to keep its focus on renewable energy. Residents and businesses who get electricity from SMPA are referred to as ‘members’ of the co-op.
There are currently 212 supporters of the petition that is posted on change.org.
Ritter’s green efforts were well-received by SMPA participants and should be continued in his replacement, according to a statement from Robyn Cascade, co-op member.