Electricity production and distribution

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

Delta-Montrose Electric prohibited from helping LPEA exit Tri-State

Delta-Montrose Electric Association successfully negotiated an exit from Southwest Colorado’s wholesale electricity supplier this month, but it won’t be able to help other co-ops, such as La Plata...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA still pursuing buyout, despite Tri-State vote to seek federal regs

La Plata Electric Association is undeterred in exploring a buyout from Tri-State Generation and Transmission, even though a buyout may become more expensive after the wholesale energy supplier...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tri-State votes to pursue federal regulation, despite requests for delay

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Southwest Colorado’s electricity supplier, voted Tuesday to pursue federal regulation of its rates, despite a request by electrical co-op members and state...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association requests buyout estimate from Tri-State

La Plata Electric Association is requesting an estimate of how much it will cost to exit its contract with Tri-State Generation and Transmission. LPEA has been exploring alternatives to purchasing...

DATE: July 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers chide Tri-State for not disclosing federal regulation plans

State lawmakers are calling for Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Southwest Colorado’s wholesale electricity supplier, to delay a vote on pursuing federal regulations of electrical rates...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA blasts Tri-State for seeking federal rate structure

Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the wholesale electric supplier for Southwest Colorado, is pursuing federal regulation of its rates, a change that could make it more difficult for electrical...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tri-State turns down hundreds of millions in renewable energy investment

Guzman Energy, a private power provider, wants to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to build renewable energy generation that would serve residents in Southwest Colorado and beyond. However,...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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