Members of the Colorado Senate extended their congratulations to not-for-profit Tri-State in recognition of the announcement of the 100-megawatt Spanish Peaks Solar Project. The commendation was put forward by Colorado State Senate President Leroy Garcia and highlights our investment in Southern Colorado with this utility-scale project. The commendation also mentioned that this project will benefit our members with its favorable pricing and economies of scale.
Senator Garcia represents State District 3, which includes the greater Pueblo and Pueblo West area. The Spanish Peaks project is located in the service territory of our member San Isabel Electric Association, which serves 19,000 consumers-members in Pueblo West and across southern Colorado.
Already the nation’s leading generation and transmission cooperative for solar energy, the Spanish Peaks Solar Project will more than double our emissions-free renewable energy from the sun. This new project is in collaboration with Boulder, Colorado-based juwi Inc, which also worked with Tri-State on the adjacent 30-megawatt San Isabel Solar Project.
Once completed, Spanish Peaks will include 300,000 solar panels on 660 acres and will serve the energy needs of 28,000 rural homes.
Full text of the commendation:
The Colorado Senate Convened in the First Regular Session of the Seventy-Second General Assembly hereby extends heartiest congratulations and commendation Tri-State.
The members of the Colorado Senate are proud to extend our deepest congratulations to Tri-State for announcing the Spanish Peaks Solar Project. The 100-megawatt project will be Tri-State's largest, most cost-effective solar project to date and allows all Tri-State members to benefit from the favorable pricing economies of scale not typically found in smaller projects. As members of the Colorado State Senate, we commend Tri-State for their investment in Southern Colorado.
On request of Senator Leroy M. Garcia
Given this 17th day of January 2019
State Capitol, Denver, Colorado
Learn more about how we pursued this utility-scale project to best benefit our members, who serve more than 1.3 million consumers in the rural West.