Numerous groups have authored studies that have recently examined Tri-State’s dire financial situation. See these studies below for an in-depth look at what’s happening at Tri-State and why we are calling for the utility to #TriHarder.


Conservative leaders with The Western Way addressed Tri-State’s finances in this analysis:

Title: Rural Energy at a Crossroads: Electric Cooperatives Trapped in System Causing High Energy Costs

Release date: April 4, 2019 


The Institute for Energy Economics And Financial Analysis references Tri-State finances in this case study.

Title: Case Study: How Kit Carson Electric Engineered a Cost-Effective Coal Exit 

Release date: April 9, 2019


Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) review

Title: A Low-Cost Energy Future for Western Cooperatives 

Release date:  August 2018 

TAKE ACTIOn: Add your name To OUR LETTER TO the Board of Directors of Tri-State Generation and Transmission is made up of member-owners from 12 co-ops including LPEA, United, SMPA, Mountain Parks, United and PVREA and others like We Own It, San Juan Citizen’s Alliance, Sheep Mountain Alliance, Western Colorado Alliance and Sierra Club. This network is composed of conservative, progressive, business owners, individuals, rural and urban ratepayers with a common interest in seeing Tri-State #TriHarder on transitioning to clean, affordable and reliable energy.