Planning for resources involves developing and assessing alternative scenarios based on a range of growth rates, resource costs, capital costs, types of generation resources, energy efficiency programs, levels of emissions, water usage and other considerations. The various alternative resource plans are compared on the basis of cost, environmental characteristics and other factors.
Operating under the cooperative principles, Tri-State seeks to keep members and the public informed. Your participation in this process is encouraged.
2019 ERP/IRP Meeting cancellation
This to notify stakeholders that the July 2nd ERP/IRP public meeting is cancelled.
Senate Bill 236 which reauthorized the CPUC also included language that caused Tri-State to become jurisdictional under the CPUC for resource planning. It is uncertain how and when the rulemaking will occur to establish the new requirements and timing for Tri-State’s resource planning. Because the new law has been signed, thus establishing the potential for an entirely new process, Tri-State filed with the PUC seeking a variance from the old resource planning rules as we prepare for the new rules. With that, we will cancel our July 2nd ERP/IRP public meeting. We will reengage the public process as soon as we know the schedule that will be developed at the PUC under a rulemaking process. We anticipate the rulemaking will be fast tracked with the new process beginning later in 2019 or early in 2020.
2019 ERP/IRP Update
On May 31, 2019, Tri-State filed a petition with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission requesting that the Commission issue an order extending the deadline for filing Tri-State’s next ERP from October 31, 2019 to December 31, 2020. Additionally, the petition included a request that the Commission issue an order opening a miscellaneous proceeding for the purpose of soliciting input and information concerning electric resource planning for wholesale electric cooperatives and rule proposals consistent with 40-2-134, C.R.S.
This petition was filed and these requests were made as a result of the recently passed Colorado legislation that will impact Tri-State’s Resource Planning processes, including the current ERP process. Tri-State will continue to update stakeholders about its current ERP process and timeline as it receives direction and guidance from the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.
Past 2019 ERP/IRP Public Meetings
Wednesday, March 27, 2019; from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Tri-State Headquarters, 1100 W. 116th Avenue, Westminster, Colorado 80234. Learn more about this meeting here and download the presentation.