Leaders for a Sustainable Future

More than 150 Colorado electric co-op directors, managers and CEOs, and staff gather in Denver February 12-15 for the CREA Annual Meeting.

As part of a statewide goal to be leaders for a sustainable future, more than 150 electric co-op directors, managers and CEOs, and staff gathered in Denver February 12-15.

They came together to attend educational classes, hear from experts in the electric industry and share information on what each of the state’s 22 electric co-ops are doing to move co-ops into the new energy future.

Eighty-six co-op directors attended industry classes Saturday and Sunday. Then, 46 co-op representatives reviewed the high-voltage transmission of electricity with Chris Pink, vice president of engineering at Tri-State Generation and Transmission.

Also on the program was Cindy Schonhaut of the Office of Utility Consumer Advocate; Dr. Jeffrey Deems of the National Snow & Ice Data Center; Michael Ogletree of the Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; the national trade association’s CEO, Jim Matheson; Matthew McCombs of the Colorado State Forest Service; and Dr. Will Toor of the Colorado Energy Office.