Eliminating all emissions from our coal plants in CO and NM by 2030
- 100% reduction in CO2 emissions from coal generation in New Mexico by end of 2020.
- 100% reduction in CO2 emissions from coal generation in Colorado by 2030.
- 90% reduction in CO2 emissions across generation we own or operate in Colorado by 2030.
- 80% reduction in CO2 emissions associated with wholesale electricity sales in Colorado by 2030.
Progress in 2020
- Started the decommissioning process for Escalante Station in 2020.
- Set retirement date for Craig Station Unit 2 by the end of September 2028, with Unit 1 scheduled to retire by the end of 2025 and Unit 3 by 2030.
- Increased goal for carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reductions associated with wholesale electricity sales in Colorado to 80% by 2030, as filed in 2020 Electric Resource Plan (ERP)*.
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.
Case Study: Collaboration in Action
As we developed our Responsible Energy Plan (REP) commitments, we collaborated with a diverse advisory group, facilitated by Colorado State University’s Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) and Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, on key elements regarding emission reductions.
This group included representatives from across the states Tri-State serves from academic, agricultural, cooperative, electric industry, environmental, rural, and state and local government groups. These advisors gathered to learn with us, share with us, challenge us, and roll up their sleeves to work with us on some of the details that will make our energy transition vision a reality.
To learn more about this engagement process, goals and outcomes, download the joint report Transitioning Tri-State.