Support our Communities
Working with communities and employees affected by energy transitions
- Retraining and transition support for employees affected by facility retirements.
- Working with impacted communities to find meaningful economic development opportunities.
- Working with local, state and federal leaders to support a just transition.
Progress in 2021
- Committed $5 million to four New Mexico economic development organizations to support communities near the now retired Escalante Station.
Progress in 2020
- Donated an additional $500,000 in Montrose County, CO to support economic and community development following the 2019 retirement of Nucla Station.
- Supported Escalante Station employees with severance packages, assistance with education and financial planning, and supplemental funding for health benefits.
- Executed a $200 million power purchase agreement for a 200MW solar plant on the Escalante Station property, which supports local tax revenue.
- Delivered, with research and community partners, Moffat County High School in Colorado a “Farm in a Box,” an innovative program designed to promote educational, economic and lifestyle benefits of new business opportunities.
Our Responsible Energy Plan changes Tri-State as a cooperative, including by directly impacting nearly half of our employees and many of the communities in which they live and work. After their commitment to keeping the lights on for all of us, Tri-State is committed to helping them better-manage the challenges of the transition.
To learn more, download the Responsible Energy Plan: 2020 Progress Highlights.
*Tri-State filed its Electric Resource Plan (ERP) with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on December 1, 2020. The plan is subject to review and approval by the PUC, and is subject to change as technology, markets and regulatory conditions change over the implementation period.