Powering more than homes and businesses
In addition to keeping the lights on for its 44 member systems serving 1.5 million member-consumers, Tri-State continues to support economic growth in Colorado’s Western Slope and northern New Mexico through the operation of three major coal-fired power plants: Craig Station, Nucla Station and Escalante Generating Station.
The economic and fiscal impacts of its generating stations and affiliated mines were the subject of a recent study conducted by Development Research Partners on behalf of Tri-State. The study focused on the direct and indirect impacts of the previously mentioned power plants related to the gross output of the regions, which envelop three communities and eight counties.
Combined, the facilities provide $594 million annually in direct and indirect value to the communities and counties in which they are located. Additionally, more than 1,240 individuals are employed (directly and indirectly) by the facilities.