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FERC Affirms Exclusive Jurisdiction over Tri-State Generation and Transmission Rates and Exit Charges

Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) affirmed its exclusive jurisdiction over Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s rates and member exit charges, and further reaffirmed that Tri-State’s addition of new members was lawful under the Federal Power Act. The decision preempts Colorado Public Utilities Commission jurisdiction on these matters.

Tri-State to Enhance Renewable Portfolio, Provide Greater Member Flexibility

In January 2020, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced its Responsible Energy Plan to fundamentally transform how it generates power while protecting reliability and addressing rates. By 2024, Tri-State will add eight additional wind and solar power plants to its system, more than doubling its clean energy resources. In addition, to allow members greater...

Tri-State Announces Retirement of Coal Generation in Colorado and New Mexico

On January 9, 2020, not-for-profit cooperative wholesale power supplier Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) announced the retirement of its remaining New Mexico coal-fired power plant by the end of 2020 and its remaining Colorado coal plants and coal mine by 2030. Tri-State believes that the retirement of these coal facilities will further its members’ clean...

Cooperatives Decide to Join Southwest Power Pool Market

Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced their decision to join Southwest Power Pool’s (SPP) Western Energy Imbalance Service (WEIS) market. When SPP launches the WEIS in February 2021, it will become the market administrator for these and potentially other electric utilities in the west.

Cooperatives Commit to Participating in Reliability Coordination Services

Southwest Power Pool received commitments to begin offering its reliability coordinator services to more than a dozen western utilities, including Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and Intermountain Rural Electric Association, among others.

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 Mexico.

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 2016.

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 required).

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