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Affiliated Organizations

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a not-for-profit wholesale power supply association of 43 member electric cooperatives and public power districts. Tri-State generates and transports electricity to Continental Divide Electric Co-op and its other members across nearly 200,000 square miles 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 140-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

The New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NMRECA) represents the interest of the state's electric cooperatives who are members of NMRECA and their members through actively working to protect cooperative interests before regulatory, political and governmental bodies as well as the general public. 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 750 local, member-owned electric co-ops – including CDEC – in 46 states. 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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