Small steps help
As Colorado’s electric co-ops continue efforts to further reduce emissions from electricity production, we recognize that increasingly clean electricity plays an important role in the decarbonization of the broader Colorado economy. The path to lower carbon emissions will actually use more electricity, not less as the transportation industry, buildings, commercial entities, industry and agriculture use electricity as their sustainable fuel of choice. Learn more about beneficial electrification at loveelectric.org.
Our path to creating a sustainable future
To keep electricity safe, reliable and affordable for electric co-op consumer-members, we must develop a decarbonization path that is sustainable, optimizes efficiency and maintains system reliability. Moving too quickly or requiring extreme measures that eliminate generation options, is costly to electric co-op consumer-members.
Colorado’s electric co-ops serve consumer-members in the poorest counties in the state and it is important that moving toward cleaner energy does not negatively impact these populations.
Our approach is to use lower-cost renewable sources and balance them with backup resources as needed. This ensures that Colorado does not end up with rolling blackouts and brownouts in the heat of summer or the cold of winter. Providing safe, reliable, affordable electricity is crucial as other sectors of Colorado’s economy, including vehicles, move toward electrification.
Colorado’s electric co-ops are working toward a better future. We are taking the initiative to provide your power responsibly.
Our electric co-ops consumer-members are the heart of our cooperatives. They are what guides our decisions as we plan for the future and work toward our goals.
Colorado’s electric co-ops are continually working with local, state and U.S. leaders to ensure affordable energy costs for the future.
Colorado’s electric co-ops are interested in working together to find solutions to Colorado’s energy needs.