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New Tri-State Generation and Transmission chief outlines vision

December 31, 2019

In April Duane Highley became CEO of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, which supplies power to rural electric cooperatives in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.

“There’s no better time to be a member of an electric co-op, and no better place to be than here in the West,” he writes. Highley outlines Tri-State’s development of its Responsible Energy Plan, which will detail how the member-owned not-for-profit organization will become an increasingly clean and flexible power provider.

He notes that already nearly a third of the energy consumed by its members comes from emission-free renewables.

Read more in Highley’s column from Colorado County Life magazine.

 

CO-OPS ENERGIZE AMERICA

August 4, 2019

Rural electric cooperatives power much of the nation – and many local economies, according to the latest data. The electric co-ops:

  • Cover most of the U.S. landmass.
  • Serve 42 million Americans, from rural areas to growing suburbs.
  • Invest $12 billion annually in communities.
  • Provide 71,000 jobs.

Electric co-ops also are reducing emissions even as they have increased the total amount of electricity they generate.
Learn more from this infographic, courtesy of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

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