Our cooperative approach to a clean grid starts now
We are pursuing an aggressive transition to a cleaner energy portfolio.
- Developing a Responsible Energy Plan that provides a coordinated approach to compliance with applicable state laws and regulations pertaining to renewable energy, green gas emissions reductions and resource planning, as well as applicable federal environmental requirements.
- Engaging with former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and the Center for the New Energy Economy to facilitate an advisory process that will contribute to our Responsible Energy Plan.
- Creating more opportunities for our members to develop local renewable energy by considering the types of memberships and contracts we offer.
- Increasing our renewable resources, with new cost-effective wind and solar projects and a request for proposals for even more projects.
- Exploring opportunities with solar and energy services providers for community-scale solar, energy storage and electric vehicle infrastructure.
We are already off to a great start
Our efforts so far
Our energy portfolio includes more than 475MW of utility-scale wind, solar and other renewable projects. Together with our members, our renewables power the equivalent of 500,000 homes. We are also retiring two coal-fired generating units. Nucla Station will retire in early 2020 and Craig Station Unit 1 by the end of 2025.
We announced our largest renewable energy projects to date: 100MW of solar and 104MW of wind. This will increase our wind and solar energy by 45% and power 75,000 homes a year. We also have more projects on the horizon.
We hit a new milestone with our renewable generation – nearly a third of the energy used by our cooperative consumers came from renewable energy. Gave a record level of member rebates through our Energy Efficiency Products Program, which has been in place for decades.
Power production began at the 75-MW Twin Buttes II wind farm and the 25-MW Alta Luna solar projects. We also retired our share of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in New Mexico.
Tri-State's mission is to provide our member systems a reliable, affordable and responsible supply of electricity in accordance with cooperative principles.