News Release - Consolidation Research

Garland Light & Power Co., Big Horn Rural Electric Company, Carbon Power and Light, and High Plains Power, Inc. collectively (Cooperatives) have hired a consulting firm to conduct a study to examine if there are possible cost savings to our members by consolidating such activities as: administrative, operations, and power costs. Besides cost savings the study will examine the pros and cons of any proposed action(s) including the potential consolidation of entities.

The Cooperatives collectively serve roughly 26,000 meters, 8,500 miles of power line, have 97 combined employees, 28 board members, and serve the vast majority of central rural Wyoming. It is anticipated that the feasibility study be completed by end of 2023 and the entities will review the results during the first quarter of 2024 and any potential benefits will be discussed with Members at that time. Any consolidation would require a membership vote of all the cooperatives. Our vision is to lead by providing safe, reliable, and affordable power to our member-owners.


Molly Lynn, Garland Light & Power Co., General Manager

Jeff Umphlett, Big Horn Rural Electric Company, General Manager

Russell Waldner, Carbon Power and Light, General Manager

Darick Eisenbraun, High Plains Power, Inc., Chief Executive Officer

New Release - Consolidation Research (PDF file)

Welcome to Garland Light & Power Co.

Serving Wyoming’s Northwest corner and surrounding Park and Big Horn County area.

As a cooperative, we are member-owned, meaning our commitment is to provide our members the best possible electric service at the lowest possible price. We're glad we can be of service to you.

At Garland Light & Power Co., we sell electricity, but our real product is service, and we are determined to deliver a quality product.

Winter Office Hours

(Beginning October 2, 2023):

Monday through Thursday:
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

(307) 754-2881

Report an Outage

Garland Light & Power Co. does its best to provide excellent service and reliable power to our members. However, there may be times when your service is interrupted due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather, animals, trees, car accidents, or other unknown causes.

To Report an Outage please call (307) 754-2881 any time of day or night and have the following information available:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Service address
  • Time when power went out

Do not use email or Facebook to report an outage as these are not monitored 24/7.


Annual Meeting 2023

Thank you to the Garland Light & Power Co. members who attended our Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 9th. Jerry Thompson and Peggy Ruble were re-elected and will maintain their positions on the Board of Directors

Molly Lynn, General Manager; Jerry Thompson, Board President; Peggy Ruble, Vice President and Tri-State Director; and Scott Smith, Secretary / Treasurer, provided an overview and discussed the business of the cooperative.

Tim Rabon, Tri-State G&T Chairman, and Shawn Taylor, Wyoming Rural Electric Association Executive Director, provided business overviews of power supply and government issues cooperatives are facing in Wyoming.

Garland Light and Power Co. Annual Meeting Brochure (PDF file)