Tri-State Generation

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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.

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The closure of Colorado coal-fired powerplants is freeing up water for thirsty cities

Large electricity generators use lots of water to cool their coal-fired plants. As those units shut down, expect to see battles heat up over how the massive amounts of water can be repurposed.

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Colorado’s lights, broadband must stay on during coronavirus. Here’s how utilities are keeping their workers safe.

Pandemic plans are being dusted off. In Colorado Springs, where 7 people have died, utility workers have been issued personal protective equipment so they can make gas, carbon monoxide safety checks.

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Tri-State Generation to close all of its Colorado, New Mexico coal-fired power plants and coal mines — 3 locations — by 2030

Tri-State has been pressured by its rural electric co-op members -- including Brighton-based United Power and Durango-based La Plata Electric Association -- to use more renewable energy in recent years

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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

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Tri-State’s bid to move to federal regulation and sidestep increased Colorado scrutiny is rejected

Westminster-based electricity giant wanted out of the scrutiny of Colorado’s PUC and had said FERC would give a united approach to rate setting in four states

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More Colorado coal-fired power plants could be closing, but the timing depends on some complex deals

The utility PacifiCorp hopes to retire its Colorado properties, though co-ownership with power-providers Xcel and Tri-State complicates the process

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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

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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.