During challenging times, it’s beneficial to have a support system you can turn to for help. That’s true for individuals and electric power providers. In the past year, Tri-State has helped our member systems, as well as several utilities experiencing supply chain issues, including another generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative in the Midwest, a federal power marketing organization and an investor-owned utility.
Tri-State serves 45 members, including 42 electric distribution and public power district members in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, and New Mexico. As a cooperative network, we all work together to keep the power on. That was the case last winter when one of our members needed help in an urgent way.
Exploring Connections Between Geography, Technology and Energy: Tri-State celebrated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on November 15. This event is part of Geography Awareness Week, which provides an international forum to learn how GIS captures, displays, and analyzes location data in real-world applications.
Energy efficiency in agriculture holds immense promise for farming practices. From reducing environmental impact and energy consumption to enhancing precision agriculture and post-harvest processes, electrification is reshaping the way we approach food production. While challenges such as infrastructure and initial investment need to be addressed, the potential benefits for both farmers and the environment make electrification an avenue well worth exploring.
Transmission Maintenance crews responded quickly and in force to restore electric service in southeast Colorado, northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming after tornadoes damaged three of our transmission lines over a six-day period. Their dedication and skill, along with that of the Engineering and Construction department and Inventory Control department, ensured the resiliency of our transmission system after severe weather extensively damaged or destroyed 40 structures.
For Tri-State, wind power has become and will continue to be an integral component of the not-for-profit wholesale power cooperative’s generation portfolio, as it continues to advance its landmark Responsible Energy Plan. Along with others around the world, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. is taking the opportunity today to highlight its growing wind energy portfolio on Global Wind Day, a time to exchange information, reflect on developments over the past year and discuss the future of the wind energy industry.
Repairing a transmission structure is a huge task even on a warm, sunny day with little wind. But there are situations where lines cannot be taken out of service. Here's how line crews have utilized Sno-Cats for the past decade to respond to year-round outages and maintenance
Tri-State’s mission is to provide reliable, affordable and responsible energy to our members and that work includes planning ahead to avoid risks to our transmission system that can cause power outages.
For companies looking for a way to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on fuel costs and maintenance, electric vehicles (EVs) may be the answer.