There are a number of unique loads within Tri-State’s member service territory. But, there’s only one member co-op that can claim powering the world’s first commerical space travel port. Sierra Electric Cooperative (Elephant Butte, N.M.) recently energzied a dedicated line to serve Spaceport America, a state-owned commercial spaceport near the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range.
Tri-State covered the project during its early construction phase in the fall of 2010 in Network magazine.
Although the terminal hangar facility is not yet complete, a dedication ceremony took place late last month and was attended by Gov. Susana Martinez and Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson.