Renewable energy means a lot to us, our member systems and the communities we serve

A growing part of our energy portfolio comes directly from water, sun and wind. In fact, more than a quarter of the electricity consumed by our cooperative members comes from renewable resources.

Since our founding in 1952, we’ve delivered renewable hydropower to rural towns, farms and ranches. We’re growing our renewable portfolio as technological improvements, lower production costs, and domestic energy policy have resulted in lower renewable energy costs.

Our member systems are also innovating with local, distributed renewable energy projects in many of their communities.

Together, we believe that affordable and reliable power, responsibly generated and delivered, is the lifeblood of the rural West. Power that generates possibilities is our passion.



27% of the energy consumed
by our cooperative members
comes from renewable energy

#1 in solar power among
cooperative G&Ts*

Tri-State was previously named wind
co-op of the year

Nearly half a million homes are
powered by renewable resources in
Our members' service territories.

We and our members have been
delivering electricity using hydro power
since 1952, renewables have been in our
generation mix from the start.

*According to National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.