The battles have even crept into the world of rural cooperatives where PURPA previously had little purview. Delta-Montrose Electric Authority recently won the right to buy electricity independently of its wholesale supplier, Tri-State Generation & Transmission, and Kit Caron Electric Cooperative cited PURPA in its decision to sever ties with Tri-State.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.