Op Ed: One co-op should not be allowed to derail our clean energy efforts
2002 power supply op-ed
Date Published

In the latest development with LPEA's future power supply, a fellow Colorado co-op filed an opposition to our settlement agreement with Tri-state, which (if approved) would allow three co-ops more power supply flexibility. Our CEO Jessica, wrote this op ed with the CEO's from Poudre Valley REA and San Miguel Power Association in response.

"Much is written and said about the “clean energy transition.” While it looks a little bit different for every utility, at its core the transition is about finding a flexible, reliable power supply that takes advantage of local clean energy sources, manages rates, and ensures a sustainable future.

The clean energy transition takes many forms. It is important to recognize, however, that the transition is not just for big cities, nor just for investor-owned and municipal utilities. It’s also for rural electric cooperatives and the members and communities we represent. As member-owned electric cooperatives, we are committed to serving the needs of our members. And it is imperative for us to find new ways to evolve our power supply in order to meet our goals, supply what our members want today, and deliver what they’ll need tomorrow."

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