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Electricity future dim in Colo.?

Civil engineers give state a ‘D’ for future planning
La Plata Electric Association says it’s “99.9 percent reliable” in getting power to its customers. Baker McKonly, assistant operator and dispatcher at LPEA, keeps an eye on a service area that includes all of La Plata and Archuleta counties and parts of San Juan, Hinsdale and Mineral counties.
La Plata Electric Association spends about $8 million annually on maintenance projects. Gary Hubbs, left, and Archie Ribera of LPEA work on a newly installed power pole along Colorado Highway 172 just west of Ignacio.
By 2020, Colorado will need an estimated additional $57 billion more in power distribution infrastructure than currently is budgeted. A crew from the La Plata Electric Association installs a power pole along Colorado Highway 172 just west of Ignacio.
Keeping the power coming requires constant maintenance. Curt Marlatt of La Plata Electric Association and his crew prepare to dig a hole for a new power pole along Colorado Highway 172 just west of Ignacio.
To learn more

Issues confronting America’s power grid and the impact on local delivery are complicated and extensive. More information is available at:
The American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 America’s Infrastructure Report Card: www.infrastructurereportcard.org.
“The Future of the Electric Grid,” a 2011 MIT report: http://mitei.mit.edu/publications.
High Country News, May 27, 2013, edition: “Haywired” by Jonathan Thomas.
National Public Radio’s 10-part series on the electricity grid from 2009: www.npr.org.

Electricity future dim in Colo.?

La Plata Electric Association says it’s “99.9 percent reliable” in getting power to its customers. Baker McKonly, assistant operator and dispatcher at LPEA, keeps an eye on a service area that includes all of La Plata and Archuleta counties and parts of San Juan, Hinsdale and Mineral counties.
La Plata Electric Association spends about $8 million annually on maintenance projects. Gary Hubbs, left, and Archie Ribera of LPEA work on a newly installed power pole along Colorado Highway 172 just west of Ignacio.
By 2020, Colorado will need an estimated additional $57 billion more in power distribution infrastructure than currently is budgeted. A crew from the La Plata Electric Association installs a power pole along Colorado Highway 172 just west of Ignacio.
Keeping the power coming requires constant maintenance. Curt Marlatt of La Plata Electric Association and his crew prepare to dig a hole for a new power pole along Colorado Highway 172 just west of Ignacio.
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