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Affiliated Organizations

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 44 electric cooperatives it serves. Tri-State generates and transports electricity to Continental Divide Electric Co-op and its other member systems throughout a 250,000 square-mile service territory in Colorado,
Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Visit Tri-State at


Basin Electric Power Cooperative

CDEC is a Class C member of Basin Electric Power Cooperative, because Tri-State purchases wholesale power from BEPC, making it a Class A Basin member. Basin is a consumer-owned, regional cooperative headquartered in Bismarck, N.D. It operates electricity-generating plants for 130-plus member systems in nine states. Membership affords the co-op more shared marketing and technical resources. Visit Basin at


New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association

New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association represents our state's 16 electric cooperatives and their local consumers. It also is a cooperative, directed by representatives of New Mexico's electric co-ops. NMRECA's activities include legislative and regulatory representation, public affairs and training. Visit NMRECA at

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives

The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives brand represents a national alliance of more than 740 local, electric cooperatives – including CDEC – that are located in 46 states and collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 30 million customers daily. Our membership in Touchstone provides for marketing resources – including this website platform – and messaging materials that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive for Touchstone co-ops – including CDEC – to purchase individually. Collectively, Touchstone members agree to uphold the values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community, for which the Touchstone brand stands. Visit Touchstone at



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