Increase Member Flexibility
More local renewables for members through contract flexibility
- Member contract flexibility to self-generate more renewable energy than ever before.
Progress in 2020
- Developed policies to implement the partial requirements membership that the board approved, which creates the option for interested members to self-supply up to 50% of their loads, collectively up to 300MW.
- Our board approved a membership committee’s recommendations for a flexible partial requirements membership option allowing interested members to request an allocation of 300MW of system-wide capacity to self-supply a greater portion of their load requirements.
- Tri-State filed the relevant policies for implementation of the partial requirements membership option with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), our rate regulator.
- FERC accepted our community solar policy, which adds flexibility for members interested in developing local solar projects up to the lesser of 4,600,000 kilowatt-hours or 2% of their loads.
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.