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Public Utilities Commission Supports Reasonable Buyout Amount

By |2019-02-17T16:34:26-06:00February 17th, 2019|Home Page, Power Local|

Big news today in the renewable energy and rural electric cooperative world: the CO Public Utilities Commission (PUC) ruled that it has the authority to determine whether Tri-State is charging Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) a just and reasonable price to buy out of its contract. In fact, the PUC rejected Tri-State’s argument to dismiss the case [...]

Kit Carson Electric setting national example for renewable energy

By |2018-04-19T11:09:24-06:00April 19th, 2018|Power Local|

Full article at the Durango Herald By Mary Shinn City & health reporter Saturday, April 14, 2018 5:05 AM Northern New Mexico co-op Kit Carson Electric Association bought out of its Tri-State Generation and Transmission contract in 2016, giving it the freedom to build solar arrays across its three-county area to serve its 29,000 electric members. [...]

Renewed Energy

By |2018-03-08T12:38:16-06:00March 8th, 2018|Power Local|

Re-posted from the Durango Telegraph, March 8, 2018 Renewed energy Local groups file motion, spotlighting region's renewable energy debate The landscape in La Plata Electric Association's service territory isn't suited for all types of renewable energy. Ones that could work include biomass, hydroelectric and solar. Small hydroelectric projects could be utilized along local rivers, [...]

Kit Carson CEO Responds to LPEA CEO

By |2018-03-08T12:05:22-06:00March 4th, 2018|Power Local|

ORIGINAL SOURCE: PAGOSA DAILY POST OPINION: Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Responds to Tri-State Debate BY SPECIAL TO THE POST · MARCH 2, 2018 By Luis A. Reyes Jr. In recent days, the topic of energy providers has emerged as a polarizing issue with information — some accurate, some patently false — being disseminated through public opinion forums [...]

Incredible News: Unanimous Vote of the LPEA Board!

By |2018-03-08T12:06:30-06:00February 21st, 2018|Power Local|

AGREEING TO EXPLORE OUR ENERGY FUTURE From the February 20th blog post: Who doesn’t want to think long-term when considering business plans, your home, or the future of your child? Apparently, the LPEA Board of Directors do not have a majority when it comes to setting the course for a long-term strategy on behalf [...]

Energy Thinking

By |2018-03-08T12:06:57-06:00February 20th, 2018|Power Local|

LONG-TERM ENERGY CONSCIOUSNESS In the December 22nd blog post, an LPEA long-term strategy sub-committee was briefly mentioned. This subcommittee was recommended by LPEA Director Guinn Unger (District 4) as a way to examine the long-term future of LPEA and how to both decrease rates while increasing our utilization of local, clean energy. Who doesn't [...]

Local, Renewable Energy & Jobs

By |2018-03-08T12:13:45-06:00February 20th, 2018|Power Local|

POWER LOCAL: FACTS AND FIGURES Clean Energy Jobs* in Colorado Colorado’s clean energy industry is significant and growing, employing more than 62,000 workers in 2015. Employers expect the clean energy sector to grow 2 percent over the next year, adding 1,474 more jobs. After the Denver metro area (46,244 jobs), Boulder and Fort Collins-Loveland [...]


By |2018-03-08T12:08:50-06:00February 6th, 2018|Power Local, Press Releases|

LOCAL NON-PROFITS ASK FERC TO DENY TRI-STATE PETITION Motion to Intervene rebukes Tri-State fixed cost recovery fee in support of lower rates and local, renewable energy that supports our economy February 1, 2018- Durango, Colorado - Two area non-profit organizations have filed a motion to intervene asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to, [...]

Continued Engagement with the City in 2018

By |2018-03-08T12:09:30-06:00December 22nd, 2017|Power Local|

WORKING WITH THEY CITY OF DURANGO IN 2018 While we received a positive response from the Durango City Council, they will not be signing a 100% local, renewable energy petition until a more detailed road map on how to get there exists. This will mean continued engagement between the City of Durango, LPEA, Local [...]


By |2018-03-08T12:10:09-06:00October 17th, 2017|Power Local|

October 17, 2017 More than 50 cities across the United States have committed to equitable transitions to 100% renewable energy futures. Today, we asked the Durango City Council to join this growing movement by committing to 100% local, renewable energy by 2050. Doing so would: Keep energy dollars local by offering businesses entrepreneurial investment [...]