A growing part of our energy portfolio comes directly from water, sun and wind. In fact, 30 percent of the electricity consumed by our cooperative members comes from renewable resources.
Since our founding in 1952, we’ve delivered hydropower to rural towns, farms and ranches. We’re growing our renewable portfolio as technological improvements, lower production costs, and domestic energy policy have resulted in lower renewable energy costs.
Our member systems are also using local, distributed renewable energy projects in many of their communities. Together, we generate possibilities.
Hydropower has played a central role in our diverse energy mix since our inception in 1952. Today, we are one of the largest purchasers of federal hydropower in the West, including many small hydroelectric generation facilities located across our members' service territories.
Boulder Canyon Hydroelectric Project
Garland Canal Hydroelectric Project
Mancos Hydro Project on Jackson Gulch Reservoir
Tri-County Water Hydropower Project
Vallecito Hydroelectric Project
Williams Fork Hydro Plant
As wind technologies improved, we increased our purchase of power from several large wind projects. In 2014, we were named the U.S. Department of Energy’s large wind co-op of the year.
Colorado Highlands Wind
Kit Carson Wind
Twin Buttes II Wind
With plentiful solar resources spread across the West, we rank #1 in solar power purchases among all U.S. cooperative G&Ts, with three utility-scale solar projects, according to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Alta Luna Solar
Deming, New Mexico
Cimarron, New Mexico
San Isabel Solar