Following the Delta County Board of County Commissioners’ denial of a limited-use permit for the Garnet Mesa solar project in early March, DMEA and Guzman Energy have announced their next steps in the project’s decision.

“We have jointly agreed to examine alternative approaches to meeting DMEA’s local generation goals,” said Alyssa Clemsen Roberts and Robin Lunt in the joint statement on Thursday, March 31. Roberts is the CEO of Delta-Montrose Electric Association and Lunt is the CSO for Guzman Energy.

“Guzman’s agreement to provide power to DMEA is unaffected by this change to local generation plans. We remain committed to our partnership, clean energy and to working with DMEA’s communities to develop projects that will work for everyone.”

While details of the partnerships’ next steps are not yet available, the statement is the first released since the board’s special meeting on March 2.