Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA)


In November, the Montrose, Colorado-based cooperative said there was a “targeted attempt” on its internal network, which took some operations offline, including SmartHub and electronic bill-pay options. DMEA hired an outside organization to conduct an analysis.
The attack affected phones, email, and data such as forms, documents, spreadsheets and historical data. DMEA was unable to take or make payments, but, Clemsen Roberts said the power grid and fiber network were not affected.
The co-op is still dealing with limited functionality of internal systems and working to fully restore the system this week while the investigation continues and DMEA takes “significant measures” to boost network security.