The move away from coal towards greener energy may be happening quicker than you think!
Between 2018 and 2020, one of the largest power suppliers in the West planned for and unveiled a new pathway toward a renewably powered future. When Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association embarked on this process over two years ago, the co-op faced criticism from external stakeholders as well as its member distribution co-ops for its continued reliance on legacy fossil-fueled generation. By the start of 2020, Tri-State had a plan in place for retiring coal assets, slashing emissions, and adding over 1 GW of new renewables to its portfolio.
Read this informative case study, independently authored by Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and supported by interviews with Tri-State staff, as it provides perspective into that shift.