Extending clean grid benefits
Expanding beneficial electrification, including EV infrastructure and heat pumps
- Committed nearly $2 million to extend the public EV charging network across members’ service areas and promote EVs and EV solutions in rural areas.
- Expanding programs to help consumers save money and energy while cutting emissions through energy efficiency (EE), beneficial electrification (BE) and other initiatives.
Progress in 2022
- Launched an energy innovations team to develop pathways for consumers to reduce their energy burden and emissions, with a focus on efficient electrification that reduces barriers to energy transition participation.
- Worked with stakeholders to establish incremental annual energy efficiency savings targets for our Colorado member load of at least 0.35% in 2023, 0.5% by 2024, 0.75% by 2025, and 1% by 2030.*
- Initiated development of a Demand Response platform and programs designed to control at least 4% of Colorado member peak load by 2025.*
- Since 2020, our EV infrastructure program has supported member installations of nearly 1,000 EV chargers, including 33 DC fast chargers.
- With our heat pump Quality Install program and rebates, we saw more than 940 air source heat pumps installed in 2022, with over 72% of installs either replacing fossil fuel heat or in new construction.
*Tri-State filed a landmark, uncontested settlement with more than two dozen parties on Phase I of its Colorado Electric Resource Plan in January 2022. A Colorado Administrative Law Judge recommended approval of the settlement in March 2022, with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approving in April 2022.