MPE's Power Supply: 50 percent renewable by 2024
The power that Mountain Parks Electric delivers to its members in north central Colorado is about to become more renewable. On January 15, at a ceremony at the state capitol in Denver, MPE's power supplier, Westminster, Colo.-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (TSG&T) announced plans to increase its power supply to 50 percent renewable by 2024. That's up from its current level of 33 percent renewable. Dubbed the "Responsible Energy Plan," by 2024, TSGT will purchase 1 gigawatt of new renewable projects in Colorado and New Mexico to achieve its 50 percent goal. Addressing carbon emissions is also part of the plan. Last week, TSG&T announced plans to shudder its coal facilities in Escalante, New Mexico by year end and to shudder its coal generating plant in Craig, Colo. by 2030.