Perhaps better than anyone, cooperative members know that rural electric utilities overcome great challenges and rugged terrain to power the West. Among those challenges is an ever-changing regulatory landscape dotted with misguided mandates and flawed rules that can unnecessarily raise the cost of the electricity that serves as an economic lifeline for families, farms and small businesses.
Keep Electricity Affordable is a public information campaign sponsored by rural cooperatives and supported by tens of thousands of consumers across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming and elsewhere. The campaign educates consumers and policymakers about the importance of affordable, reliable electricity and mobilizes people like you around important debates over laws and regulations affecting your power bill. By joining Keep Electricity Affordable, you can stay informed and contribute your time and energy to meeting these challenges. Sign up now, and don’t be left in the dark.
Keep Electricity Affordable supporters include:
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Tri-State is a not-for-profit, consumer-owned wholesale electric cooperative, providing electricity to 44 member co-ops and, in turn, to 1.5 million consumers throughout Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Colorado Rural Electric Association
The mission of the Colorado Rural Electric Association (CREA) is to enhance and advance the interests of its member electric cooperatives through a united effort. Colorado’s 22 electric cooperatives have been providing power to rural Colorado for the better part of a century. Since the 1930s, CREA has built an extensive network of facilities to enable it to meet its mission of providing safe, affordable, and reliable electric power to its co-op members.
Nebraska Rural Electric Association
The Nebraska Rural Electric Association facilitates cooperation among its 35 rural public power district and electric cooperative members by providing essential services that can be performed more effectively and economically at a statewide level, including advocacy and grassroots action at the state and federal level, safety training, director and employee education, consumer information and communications, youth leadership development and disaster assistance. This is all done to help accomplish the mission of its member systems, which is to safely provide high quality, reliable, affordable electric service and improve the quality of life of the people of rural Nebraska.
New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association
The New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association is a statewide not-for-profit service organization for the state’s electric cooperatives. New Mexico’s rural electric cooperatives provide vital utility services to more than 200,000 New Mexico families and businesses who own their electric cooperatives. Organized in 1944 and headquartered in Santa Fe, NMRECA represents the interest of the state’s electric co-ops and their member-consumers in legislative, regulatory and public affairs matters.
Wyoming Rural Electric Association
In 1941, Wyoming’s rural electric cooperatives formed the Wyoming Rural Electric Association to represent them and their rural electric consumers in regulatory matters, legislative issues at the state and national levels, and coordinated lobbying efforts. Located in the state’s capitol city of Cheyenne, WREA exists as a united representative for its members, promoting the cooperative principles and rural electrification for Wyoming.