Tri-State’s renewable energy plan praised |

Tri-State’s renewable energy plan praised

DENVER ” Environmentalists say they’re encouraged by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s plans to focus more on renewable energy and natural gas and less on coal in the near term.

The Colorado-based utility that serves 1.4 million customers in four states has been criticized by environmentalists and some of its members for not producing more energy from renewable sources. Tri-State gets 71 percent of its power from coal and only 1 percent from renewable energy.

But Kansas officials have blocked construction of two coal plants that Tri-State had hoped to buy power from. The company said Friday that it’s expanding energy-efficiency programs and investing more in renewable energy and natural gas.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User