CREA energy summit draws nearly 200 attendees

The Colorado Rural Electric Association (CREA) recently hosted its second annual Energy Innovations Summit in downtown Denver. The event, of which Tri-State was a sponsor, featured speakers and presentations on topics such as Colorado micro-hydro projects, energy storage and electric cars.

The event attracted nearly 200 attendees from across the state, including a number of Tri-Staters and directors and employees of the association’s member systems.

CREA Executive Director Kent Singer opened the summit with public policy panel including NRECA CEO Glenn English, American Public Power Association VP Joe Nipper and Xcel VP Frank Prager.

Tri-State’s  Jim Spiers, senior vice president of business strategy, research and development, and Rick Thompson, senior manager of transmission land rights and permitting, participated on the carbon capture and sequestration and transmission panels, respectively.

In addition to speakers, the event featured a number of vendors, including Tri-State’s member services group.


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