Rural Electric Co-ops to host forum tonight in Kremmling |

Rural Electric Co-ops to host forum tonight in Kremmling

The Mountain Parks and Yampa Valley Rural Electric Associations, in partnership with the Colorado Rural Electric Association and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, will be hosting a public forum tonight in Kremmling to discuss the importance of reliable energy for economic development in Colorado communities.

“Electric cooperatives are a vital component for economic growth in rural communities. We are being proactive in asking the tough questions regarding our energy and our future here in Colorado,” said CREA Executive Director Ray Clifton.

The forum”titled “Energy and the Economy: The Co-op Connection””will feature panelists from Tri-State, Colorado Energy Forum and the electric co-ops discussing how affordable and reliable electric power helps sustain and grow Colorado’s economy. The panel will be moderated by CREA’s Clifton.

“Tri-State and our member co-ops have a successful history of producing and delivering reliable and affordable electricity to our member-consumers, but it’s no secret that the country’s demand for power is on course to grow beyond the capability of the resources that we currently have on-hand,” said Ken Anderson, Tri-State’s executive vice president and general manager. “As cooperatives, we need to work together to develop smart and realistic solutions to the mounting energy challenges that we’re facing in order to maintain the quality of service that is vital to the economies of our rural communities.”