Tri-State chief executive officer thanks Governor, Colorado Energy Office and legislative leadership for engagement and understanding on PUC sunset bill amendments related to wholesale cooperatives
Duane Highley, chief executive officer of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the not-for-profit cooperative power supplier to 43 member electric cooperatives and public power districts, made the following comments on amendments to Senate Bill 19-236 regarding the Sunset of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.
“As Tri-State transitions to our vision of a 21st century G&T, reliability and affordability remain our focus, and we will be member-driven, increasingly flexible and increasingly clean.
"We welcome collaboration with our members and their communities, with our elected leaders and with all who share an interest in the success of those we serve."
"We appreciate the active engagement and understanding of Governor Polis and Colorado Energy Office Executive Director Toor, as well as the work of the legislative leadership, to ensure regulatory requirements support our vision and recognize the uniqueness of Tri-State’s cooperative model, the nature of our wholesale business and the values of our democratic self-governance,” said Highley
Will Toor, executive director of the Colorado Energy Office, made the following comments regarding the Senate Bill.
“We appreciate the collaboration exhibited by Tri-State's leadership and new CEO Duane Highley on Senate Bill 236, and we look forward to continued engagement to advance the state's clean energy goals and ensure low long-term costs for their members,” Toor said.