Committing to Community and Employees
What we are doing
- We’re providing retraining and transition support for employees affected by these changes.
- We’re committed to working with impacted communities to find meaningful economic development opportunities.
- We’re working with local, state and federal leaders to support a truly just transition from coal.
- For Escalante employees, offer generous severance packages, assistance for financial planning and education, and supplemental funding for health benefits.
- For the Escalante area, contribute a $5 million financial package to invest in community development and execute a $200 million solar project on Escalante Station property.
- For Craig Station, the Colowyo Mine and the surrounding areas, work with employees and community members to identify economic development, retraining and other strategies to ease the transition over time, including executing a new solar project on the Colowyo Mine property.
- Work with local, state, federal, and industry leaders to develop, fund and implement retraining, educational and economic development solutions in addition to those we provide.
Our Responsible Energy Plan will change Tri-State as a cooperative, including by directly impacting nearly half of our employees and many of the communities in which they live and work. After their commitment to keeping the lights on for all of us, Tri-State is committing to help them better-manage the challenges of the transition.
To learn more about our community support, download our Responsible Energy Plan.