It started with an email that read: “La Plate Electric Association’s board of directors is meeting on June 15 to consider a blanket waiver giving Tri-State Generation and Transmission, our power provider, the right to be the primary negotiator of ALL our renewable energy projects going forward. Given Tri-State’s reliance on coal, given how it is stonewalling affordable solar and other renewables …”
In part PURPA was in reaction to the OPEC Oil Embargo, but it was also a sober acknowledgment that USA needed to move away from dependence on fossil fuels. After all, the science of global warming and the dangers it poses to our next generations had become overwhelmingly clear.
For more background information link to https://no-villageatwolfcreek.blogspot.com/2016/06/lpea-tristate-hobbling-renewable-energy.html