Tri-State will purchase the output of the 30-MW San Isabel Solar Project from juwi Inc. It will use more than 100,000 photovoltaic panels on 250 acres of land. The project sits within the service territory of San Isabel Electric Association, a Tri-State member system. It is expected to come online in fourth quarter 2016.
Tri-State signed another power purchase contract in June for the 76-MW Twin Buttes II Wind Project in Colorado. Tri-State also receives power from the 30-MW Cimarron Solar project in northern New Mexico.