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Kit Carson and Tri-State Announce Split

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (Kit Carson) and Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association (Tri-State) jointly announced that they have reached an agreement that will sever ties between the two organizations and will terminate a wholesale electric service contract.  Kit Carson has been a member of Tri-State since Tri-State merged with Electric Generation and Transmission...

Tri-State Announces 25-Megawatt Alta Luna Solar Project Partnership

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri-State) and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C. have announced a 25-year contract to supply the utility with renewable energy from the planned Alta Luna Solar Project to be constructed in Luna County in southwest New...

Tri-State Increases Solar Portfolio

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri-State) and juwi Inc. have entered into a long-term power purchase agreement related to the planned 30 MW San Isabel Solar Project.  Pursuant to the agreement, Tri-State will purchase all of the output of the facility during the 25-year term.  The project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of...

Tri-State Fights EPA MATS Rule for Colorado Facility

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri-State) has renewed its attempt to suspend the April 2016 compliance deadline under the Mercury and Air Toxics (MATS) rule for the 110-MW Nucla Station.  Tri-State has asked the D.C. Circuit to suspend the compliance deadline, arguing that EPA must provide an evaluation of whether the rule is justified.  To read more, please...

Tri-State G&T Association Asks D.C. Circuit to Delay Mercury Rule

In light of a recent Supreme Court ruling, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. (Tri-State G&T) has asked the D.C. Circuit to suspend one of the compliance obligations of the Mercury and Air Toxics Rule for its 110-megawatt Nucla Station power plant.  Please click here for more information (subscription...

Tri-State Enters Wind PPA with Iberdrola Renewables

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri-State), a wholesale power supplier owned by cooperatives and public power districts serving Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska and Wyoming, has entered into a 25 year agreement to purchase wind power from Iberdrola Renewables.  Tri-State will buy all the output from a 76 MW wind farm, the Twin Buttes II project.  Click here for...

Department of Energy and NRECA Name 2014 Wind Coops of the Year

The Energy Department and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) named the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association  and San Isabel Electric Association of Colorado as the 2014 Wind Cooperatives of the Year.  For more information on the significant contributions these coops made to the wind energy industry, see the Energy Department’s press...

Tri-State Predicts Increased Load Growth

On Friday Tri-State Generation and Transmission (Tri-State) filed a resource plan update with state regulators, forecasting load growth at a rate that is faster than previously expected.  If growth occurs at such rates, Tri-State indicated that it would utilize several options to secure increased capacity and stated that it has made no firm commitments on timing, size or location of...

Three U.S. Coops Listed in Top 300 Coops Globally

The International Co-operative Alliance’s Global 300, a list of the world’s largest cooperatives, included three U.S. electric cooperatives—Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric), Oglethorpe Power Corporation (Oglethorpe) and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.  Basin Electric and Oglethorpe were also in the top 15 industry and utility cooperatives. ...

New Power Supply Contract a Triple Win in New Mexico

Under a new eight-year power supply contract, the city of Gallup, New Mexico, will purchase power from Continental Divide Electric Cooperative, which in turn will purchase power from Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State).  The resale arrangement makes everyone a winner.  Gallup is positioned to receive competitively priced power while offsetting costs for...

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