By Joe Smyth | email@example.com | @joesmyth
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is considering becoming rate regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in order to limit the oversight of state regulators.
According to an issue brief that Tri-State circulated to member co-ops last week, "FERC regulation would pre-empt individual state rate regulation for generation rates, transmission rates, rate design, buyout disputes and all other rate related matters."
The issue brief shows that Tri-State believes it can choose its preferred regulator - and even claims that Tri-State could also simply remove itself from FERC regulation in the future if it wants to.
By Joe Smyth | firstname.lastname@example.org | @joesmyth
Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) announced today that its board of directors established a goal to provide 80% carbon-free energy to its members by 2030. PVREA's carbon free goal is the first by an electric cooperative that is consistent with new state climate legislation signed by Colorado Governor Jared Polis last week, which encourages "the development of clean energy plans that will require greenhouse gas emissions caused by Colorado retail electricity sales to decrease eighty percent by 2030."
“Establishing the ’80 by 30’ goal is our first step toward increased reliance on carbon-free energy sources,” said Jeff Wadsworth, president and chief executive officer of PVREA in a press release. “By setting this ambitious goal, we have the opportunity to proactively address Colorado’s evolving regulatory environment and manage costs associated with potential future regulatory requirements.”
Steve Szabo, one of the PVREA members who has urged the co-op to embrace clean energy, said: “I am elated that the PVREA board, CEO and staff are working toward a carbon free electric generation portfolio. The move forward will benefit our local economy and environment. Thank You PVREA!”
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