Power in Numbers
Power in numbers. That was the thought behind Tri-State Generation and Transmission when we were formed more than 70 years ago, and that remains the idea today. Our members chose to band together to bring electricity to rural areas where there was no financial incentive for large investor-owned utilities to build. They all pitched in to pay for infrastructure across rugged terrain and share risks that no rural electric utility could bear on its own. There are numerous reasons the cooperative G&T model lives on today.
of stable and lower wholesale rates for members from 2017 through 2023.
of new wind and solar resources from 2021 to 2025.
to help members install electric vehicle chargers, connecting rural communities.
Member-driven, not profit-driven
Collectively, our members’ service territories create the largest electric cooperative footprint in the nation, and our members’ needs are just as diverse as the communities they serve. Each one of our members has a voice and it’s our job to deliver on their priorities. And since we are built by and for our members, affordability is a central part of our mission.
Member systems are powered by a diverse portfolio of renewable resources including wind, solar and hydro. By the end of 2025, 50% of member-consumer energy will be renewable, with 80% renewable by 2030. Members also have the flexibility to self-supply more power than ever before. Currently, Six members are adding a total of 300MW of renewable projects to their own generation supply.
Our industry is changing, but we’re here to lead the charge. We invest in innovation and programs aimed at saving you money and reducing emissions. We’re expanding beneficial electrification - the use of clean, low-cost electric alternatives (i.e. electric vehicles, electric heat pumps, electric lawnmowers) as well as providing energy efficiency rebates and piloting innovative technology projects.