Electricity production and distribution

How much for a buyout? LPEA closer to receiving a number

A federal agency accepted Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s plan for determining the costs of terminating contracts with member cooperatives – including La Plata Electric...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA taking applications for electricity bill assistance

Residents in La Plata Electric Association’s service area who cannot pay their electric bills because of COVID-related economic hardship can now apply for financial assistance from the cooperative....

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six La Plata Electric Association candidates vie for three seats

Will La Plata Electric Association buy out its contract from electricity provider Tri-State Generation and Transmission? How fast will the electric cooperative move to replace fossil fuels with...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Saturday night Bodo Industrial Park power outage likely animal-caused

An electric outage that hit Bodo Industrial Park for more than four hours beginning Saturday night was likely caused by an animal that got into a switch box. The cause has not been confirmed, but...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County purchases three electric vehicles

Montezuma County took delivery of three new electric vehicles in January as part of an effort to reduce fuel and maintenance costs. After a year of research, the county purchased three 2020...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association approves rate increase

The La Plata Electric Association board voted this week to increase its rates in April to maintain and improve its infrastructure and prepare the grid for the future. The new charge will be levied...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After announcing plans to nix coal, Tri-State says it will invest in solar, wind

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the power supplier for Southwest Colorado, announced Wednesday it plans to build solar arrays in the region as part of a larger plan to replace coal-fired...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power likely to remain out in S.W. La Plata County until 6:30 p.m.

Crews working to replace a broken power pole around mile marker 18 on Colorado Highway 140 estimate power will be out until 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday for almost 1,000 La Plata Electric Association...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association files with state for buyout number to leave power supplier

La Plata Electric Association is asking the state to determine how much it would cost for the co-op to buy out its contract with its wholesale energy supplier. LPEA is interested in exiting its...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

St. Columba School installs solar panels to power buildings

St. Columba School expects to start producing more than enough electricity this fall on sunny days to power its campus and adjacent church buildings to offset its carbon footprint and educate its...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Real-time energy market could help Tri-State develop renewables

Southwest Colorado’s power supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, a utility widely criticized for its coal-powered electricity generation, plans to join a new market that is expected to...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rooftop solar could proliferate with voltage control

New solar panels on top of The Liberty School in Durango will give students a chance to learn about green energy and cut the school’s electricity costs and carbon footprint. “As an educational...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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