Huge #cleanenergy news to kick off week!

@GuzmanEnergy offering to buy three of @TriStateGT's #coal-fired power plants (and a coal mine), shut them down, replace them with #renewables.

Tri-State would be crazy to pass up this deal,…
Deal would shutter @TriStateGT's Craig power plant in NW #Colorado, also Escalante plant in #NewMexico.

@GuzmanEnergy would replace costly #coal w/more affordable #cleanenergy, saving Tri-State's rural electric co-op members higher rates, promoting local economic development.
According to @GuzmanEnergy release, proposal would also provide, "substantial financial assistance to communities negatively impacted by the early retirement of coal plants, to be driven by engagement directly with those
communities and other local partners."

Deal may be critical lifeline for @TriStateGT, which has faced growing economic headwinds because of reliance on costly #coal.

Company's 43 rural co-op members in #Colorado, #Nebraska, #NewMexico, #Wyoming increasingly facing rising electricity rates,…
According to @GuzmanEnergy, if proposal accepted by @TriStateGT, it "would lower Tri-State’s costs immediately, enabling Tri-State to provide significant savings to members without sacrificing reliability or Tri-State’s system control."
That should be music to the ears of @TriStateGT's rural electric co-op members, inc. @unitedpowercoop, @PoudreValleyREA, @LaPlataElectric, @MtnParksElec, @jemezcoop, @MVEAInc, @EEACortez, @SanMiguelPower, @SLVREC, @SDCEA_Inc and many others.
And of course, this is all great news for the #climate.

While other utilities in American West have been moving away from #fossilfuels, @TriStateGT has remained heavily reliant on costly #coal, fueling our #climatecrisis and impeding #cleanenergy,…
And it hasn't just been @WildEarthGuard sounding the alarm.

Rural electric co-op members, co-op board members, and co-op CEOs throughout American West have been increasingly concerned over @TriStateGT's unsustainable and costly power,…
Now with private equity in the mix, @TriStateGT has to see the writing on the wall.

There is no future for costly #coal in the American West, it's time to make bold moves toward #renewables.
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