Increasing member flexibility
More local renewables for members through contract flexibility
- Member contract flexibility to self-generate more renewable energy than ever before.
Progress in 2022
- Allocated 97 MW of ‘open season’ self-supply capacity to three additional members interested in taking a more active role in providing power in their communities, with a total allocation of 300 MW to six members.
- Filed a settlement agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on partial requirements memberships to support the ‘open season’ self-supply option for interested members.**
- We continued to work with our members to advance options that create flexibility for members that desire it without raising costs for other members.
** The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) provides a forum for all members, regardless of state or size, to have a voice and be considered by the regulator in rate matters. Tri-State became FERC jurisdictional in September 2019, FERC affirmed exclusive jurisdiction over rates and exit charges in August 2020, and the DC Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed that jurisdiction in September 2022.
Extend clean grid benefits
Expanding beneficial electrification, including EV infrastructure and heat pumps