Herndon, Va., August 26, 2009 — Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association agreed to purchase a Honeywell Integrated Security access control and camera system to modernize security at Craig Station, one of its flagship baseload generating stations.
The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative began delivering turnkey security solutions to its members through an agreement with Honeywell Integrated Security in 2008 in response to growing concerns within the electric cooperative and telco industries over cyber and physical security.
Tri-State is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 44 electric cooperatives that it serves across a 250,000 square-mile service territory that includes portions of Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Security is a necessary investment to protect Tri-State’s ability to deliver affordable, reliable power.
Critical infrastructure protection mandates from the federal government and the continuing threat of copper theft have made facilities security a priority for many electric cooperatives. NRTC established its alliance with Honeywell in order to provide its members with access to the company’s nationwide network of installers to deliver best-in-class security solutions.
The NRTC represents the advanced telecommunications and information technology interests of over 1,400 rural utilities and affiliates in 48 states.