Tri-State’s big win at PUC

Wholesale electrical provider Tri-State won an important ruling in its dispute with dissident member coops, but two overlapping elements remain to be resolved.

Electrical empires in Colorado

Xcel Energy and Tri-State G&T both are resisting losing chunks of their electrical empires in Colorado. Their nimbleness is at issue—and money, too.

A shallow win for Tri-State

Tri-State Generation and Transmission gains a shallow victory in FERC order about jurisdiction, but the real story will be about legality of new members. At stake are exit fees of hundreds of million dollars—and perhaps the viability of Tri-State itself.

Why Tri-State’s new policies don’t work for these two dissident members

Two of three biggest members of Tri-State Generation and Transmission say they’re very unhappy with the new policies that are purported to provide transparency and increase member flexibility. Together, the two co-ops by July will represent upwards of 25% of the total demand among the by-then 42 members of Tri-State.

Curtain descends on Tri-State plants

“Watch our feet,” Tri-State CEO Duane Highley said last October. Today, he announced the closing of two coal units in Colorado and one in New Mexico, which will allow the wholesale supplier to comply with Colorado greenhouse reduction goals. But can Highley keep his biggest members from leaving? That’s the biggest of several questions going forward.