Colorado Coordinated Planning Group (CCPG)

CCPG MapThe Colorado Coordinated Planning Group (CCPG) is a joint, high voltage transmission system planning forum. The purpose is to assure a high degree of reliability in the planning, development and operation of the high voltage transmission system in the Rocky Mountain Region. This is in accordance with the Joint Transmission Access Principles and the Electric Transmission Service Policy Statement, dated Dec. 16, 1991.

The CCPG provides the technical forum required to complete reliability assessments, develop joint business opportunities and accomplish coordinated planning under the single-system planning concept in the Rocky Mountain Region of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council.

Colorado Coordinated Planning Group Officers

Chair: Chris Pink, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, Inc.
Vice Chair: Lindsay Briggs, Black Hills Corporation
Secretary: Stacey Kohler, Platte River Power Authority

CCPG Organizational Chart (.pdf)

Colorado Coordinated Planning Group Members

  • Basin Electric Power Cooperative
  • Black Hills Cooperation
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Platte River Power Authority
  • Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
  • Western Area Power Administration
  • Xcel Energy - Public Service Company of Colorado


CCPG Subcommittees, Work Groups, Task Forces and Projects


3627 Compliance Subcommittee
DEEP Subcommittee
Foothills Subcommittee
Northeast Colorado Subcommittee
San Luis Valley Subcommittee
Southeast Wyoming
Western Slope
WY/SD Common Use  


Work Groups

Base Case Coordination
Conceptual Planning
Energy Storage
Short Circuit Data Base
TPL Studies
Voltage Coordination


Task Forces

80 x 30
Colorado Energy Plan
East West
Lamar – Front Range
Responsible Energy Plan
Rush Creek

Colorado Planning

Rule 3627
Senate Bill 100 Colorado


Lamar – Front Range - 2013
Weld County Expansion