Delta-Montrose Electric Association
After long battle, 3 Colorado electric co-ops may renegotiate with Tri-State instead of leaving outright
Partial contracts keep the co-ops in the association while enabling them to purchase cheaper power and build local, renewable energy projects
United Power should be able to leave Tri-State for less than a tenth of a proposed $1.6B exit fee, federal report says
An energy economist for Tri-State's federal regulator called the energy association's exit-fee calculations flawed and unreasonable.
Western Slope county rejects solar project over fear of losing a sliver of farmland
Delta County commissioners denied a rural electric co-op’s zoning request for 472-acre solar field
United Power makes good on threat to break its contract with Tri-State Generation
With 103,000 customers, United Power accounts for 20% of Tri-State’s business and pays almost double the open-market price for electricity.
Rural electric co-ops get shocking estimates of the cost to break up with Tri-State Generation
Nine members of Tri-State asked what they’d have to pay to leave the association. Now they want to know the formula used to calculate the bills.
Tri-State must tell members seeking cleaner, cheaper energy how much it would cost to break up, regulators say
Nine members of the association, including United Power, asked more than a year ago how much it would cost to break contracts running to 2050. Federal regulators gave Tri-State 30 days to clear the air.
Co-ops trying to leave Tri-State say the electric utility is “stonewalling” by refusing to calculate the price to exit
Tri-State is cleaning up the way it generates electricity, but 7 members, including United Power in Colorado, want to know if they can afford a greener deal outside the partnership.
Tri-State’s clean energy battles with two Colorado electric co-ops now threaten the utility’s finances
A week-long hearing is set before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission in an attempt to determine reasonable exit fees for United Power and La Plata Electric Association
Western Slope utility serving Delta, Montrose settles on $136.5 million fee to break up with Tri-State
The fight between Delta-Montrose Electric Association and its power generating partner has dragged on since 2016 and led Tri-State to be more flexible in its remaining contracts.
How Colorado’s rural communities could benefit from $600 million in federal broadband grants
Dove Creek is the first in Colorado to be awarded the grant money, with two more communities crossing their fingers that they'll cash in as well
Two more electric co-ops are trying to leave Tri-State Generation. They’ve asked the Colorado PUC for help
United Power and La Plata Electric say they’re being held hostage and need regulators to help negotiate breakup fees
Fearing Tri-State could duck clean-energy goals, Colorado utilities commission files unprecedented protest
For the first time in at least 25 years, state regulators move to stop a migration, saying the interstate power provider has too much unfinished business here
Tri-State, under pressure from its member co-ops to change or fall behind, is shifting to renewable energy
Giant power provider on the verge of deal with departing utility says it will shutter coal-fired plant in Nucla two years early as it retools carbon-emissions goals.
Bold $500 million offer to replace 3 coal-powered plants with renewables, gas met by reluctance from Tri-State
Miami’s Guzman Energy already helped a New Mexico co-op leave Tri-State and says switching to renewable energy will cost less
Colorado co-op’s fight for renewable energy could upend how rural communities are powered
As fight with Delta-Montrose Electric Association heads to court -- and PUC hearing -- Tri-State announces new wind, solar projects
A Western Slope electric co-op’s demand for renewable energy is barreling toward a legal showdown
Delta Montrose Electric Association wants break its contract with big electric generator to get more renewable sources in the mix.
Fight over prices, renewable energy spurs second rural cooperative to leave Tri-State Generation
Delta-Montrose Electric Association votes to sell stock to raise cash to exit contract, following Taos, N.M., co-op that says it will save $70 million after paying breakup fee