A Legacy of Innovation
To support our members in an ever-changing utility industry, Tri-State is focused on best practices in our industry, like expanding programs that support the wise use of electricity, and staying on the cutting edge of technology by partnering on research, development and demonstration efforts aimed at tackling a number of important energy and environmental issues – and we have been recognized by the electric industry for its commitment to these initiatives.
Beneficial Electrification furthers the wise use of electricity with new and exciting opportunities focused on converting technology that is historically powered by fossil fuels with electricity. Electrification saves consumers money, benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improves the quality of life and products, and fosters a more robust and resilient grid.
An increasing number of electric vehicles can be found on the road today. As the technology is improving and becoming more affordable, more options are becoming available, driving more flexibility and vehicle choices for consumers. We help support this transition to electric transportation by helping to increase the availability of the charging network.
Tri-State works with its members to improve energy efficiency, offering incentives through our members to those at the end of the line who use energy wisely. We continually review new energy efficiency technologies, energy codes, regulations and the market to ensure programs meet the needs of consumers.
Research and Development
Technology is changing at a rapid pace, and we are part of that advancement through our partnerships with leading organizations like the Electric Power Research Institute and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. An important part of our efforts is to directly participate in research projects, which helps solve unique challenges, brings us early information on advanced technologies, accelerates the commercialization of new products and provides information exchanges within our industry.