Tri-State is like a house built with a cracked foundation on unstable ground
The company’s deep, systemic flaws cannot be fixed without major work to correct the underlying problems. #TriHarder
But rather than address the root issues, Tri-State seems to think that a coat of paint and some new shingles will fix the house.
That is exactly what things like its “Responsible Energy Plan,” the company’s move to FERC and the minimal amount of contractual flexibility it has given to co-ops amount to.
These are cosmetic cover-ups to major problems hidden out of sight that are keeping Tri-State members from the affordable, clean energy future they have been demanding.
Until Tri-State does the major work that is needed, cracks that form in the foundation will accumulate and spread, the damage showing up in numerous ways that ultimately will be felt most acutely by those living in the house, its member co-ops.