Alta Luna Solar Project dedication celebrates addition of 109,239 solar panels

May 26, 2017

More than 100 people attended the Alta Luna Solar Project ribbon-cutting ceremony March 16, celebrating the completion of the 258-acre, 109,239 solar panel facility in Luna County, near Deming, New Mexico. Tri-State will purchase power from the project for 25 years under the terms of a power purchase agreement with project owner D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments. Arizona-based DEPCOM Power will provide ongoing operations and maintenance services and Columbus Electric will supply station service power to the facility.

Birds and power lines

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) uses several strategies to prevent or reduce the number of birds that are injured or killed when they contact power lines or electrical equipment. The strategies are:

Telecom on the Western Slope

Southwest Colorado continues to grow economically, with increasing population and greater opportunities for the regional business communities. In order to sustain that growth, the businesses and residents will need the same broadband capacity that is available on the Front Range and in other major metropolitan areas around the country. Tri-State has been and will continue to be a major partner in providing and maintaining that 21st Century telecommunications network.