Craig Station 1 and 2

Fuel Type: Coal
Net Capacity: 154 MW
Commercial Operations: Unit 1—1980; Unit 2—1979
Operations: Baseload


  • Platte River's ownership of Craig 1 & 2 is 18%
  • Operated by Tri-State Generation and Transmission
  • Co-owners include Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Salt River Project, PacifiCorp, and Xcel Energy
  • Over the past five years, Craig has delivered approximately one-fourth of Platte River’s annual municipal load requirements
  • Craig Unit 1 to be removed from Platte River mix by 12/31/2025


  • Platte River’s second-lowest operating cost resource
  • No debt service
  • Fuel cost volatility mitigated by management of mine production levels and costs through an ownership share of Trapper Mine (19.93%), located adjacent to Craig Units 1 & 2


  • Upgraded technology to reduce sulfur and particulate emissions
  • Meets or exceeds all applicable environmental laws and regulations