Entries by CREA Admin

Co-ops Keep Power Flowing Despite COVID-19 Virus

Colorado’s electric cooperatives, including their power suppliers, are in emergency mode, protecting critical personnel and making sure the lights stay on for consumer-members across the state during the new coronavirus pandemic. The state’s 22 electric cooperatives provide electricity to an estimated 1.75 million Coloradans living and working in all four corners of the state. Serving […]

Telluride Solar Garden Begins Production

San Miguel Power Association added a third community solar array to its distribution grid. The 250-kilowatt facility is a subscription-based community solar project, the first of its kind in Telluride. Erdman Energy partnered with the Nucla-based electric cooperative to provide SMPA consumer-members the opportunity to subscribe to solar energy without building or maintaining a system […]

Mountain Parks Electric Rebates Nearly $40,000 for Local Renewables in 2019

In 2019, Granby-based electric cooperative Mountain Parks Electric rebated more than $38,000 to 19 consumer-members who installed local solar projects. The rebates were funded by voluntary contributions to MPE’s Green Power Program. “Our local power supply keeps getting greener,” said MPE General Manager Mark Johnston. “Part of it is the generation we purchase from local […]

Southwestern Colorado Co-op Supports Renewables

Durango-based electric cooperative La Plata Electric Association recently awarded three grants to nonprofit organizations in its service territory. Money from the Renewable Generation Funds Grant program totaled $47,000 to support the nonprofits’ innovative efforts to pursue renewable energy generation. Volunteers of America was awarded $16,000 to support a solar installation at its new senior housing […]

Co-ops Keep Power Flowing Despite Coronavirus

Colorado’s electric cooperatives, including their power suppliers, are in emergency mode, protecting critical personnel and making sure the lights stay on for consumer-members across the state during the current coronavirus pandemic. The state’s 22 electric cooperatives provide electricity to an estimated 1.75 million Coloradans living and working in all four corners of the state. Serving […]

Moving Toward More Renewables

By Amy Higgins In July 2019, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced the development of its Responsible Energy Plan. In January 2020, Tri-State divulged its blueprint to eliminate coal emissions from its facilities in Colorado and New Mexico and announced details about its upcoming renewable energy projects. Coal closures are coming Tri-State plans to shut […]

PVREA Expands Solar Generation Portfolio

Fort Collins-based electric cooperative Poudre Valley REA recently announced two new solar arrays with a combined capacity of 2 megawatts are online and generating clean, renewable electricity for its service territory. These arrays expand two of the three existing utility-scale solar projects completed by the partnership between PVREA and Silicon Ranch. The Kersey Solar Farm, […]