Cooperative business model


The cooperative difference

What makes us unique among utilities is that cooperatives like Tri-State are member-owned and governed, and operate on a not-for-profit basis. Our governing decisions are based on sound financial principles, utility industry best practices and, most importantly, the needs of our members. 

McInnes testifies on Clean Power Plan at Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing

US Capitol Building, Washington DC – Tri-State works hard to keep electricity reliable and affordable for our members, and part of that effort includes the thorough review of any new regulations that would impact our industry.

Helping to elevate our association’s perspective to a national level, CEO Mike McInnes recently provided testimony at a hearing on the “Implications of the Supreme Court Stay on the Clean Power Plan” before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.