Electricity production and distribution

‘An accidental author’

Sometimes volunteering can lead to big things. For Esther Greenfield, it’s resulted in two books, a museum exhibit, the cover of a magazine and an upcoming PBS documentary. She was a writer of a...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

S. Utes want solar plant

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is moving closer to powering some of its buildings with electricity from its own solar plant. The tribe received a grant for $1.5 million from the Department of...

DATE: July 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Operator says San Juan Generating plant may close

ALBUQUERQUE – The state’s largest electric utility says the rejection of its proposal by New Mexico regulators will lead to the complete closure of a coal-fired power plant that provides power to 2...

DATE: July 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Electrical outage hits Bayfield area

Shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, LPEA said the power in the Bayfield area should be over soon. The power went out at 6:28 p.m. Sunday, affecting 602 La Plata Electric Association customers in the...

DATE: July 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power back after Ticolote-area outage

La Plata Electric Association crews restored power to 729 customers in the Ticolote and Sundance Hills subdivisions area at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday. The repair crews had to patrol the line...

DATE: July 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

High court sets back mercury rules

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power-plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may be only a temporary...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. coal plant settles Clean Air Act violations

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The owners of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation reached a settlement Wednesday with federal agencies over complaints they flouted rules for permits and violated the...

DATE: June 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds grant local electric co-ops more control

A federal decision issued last week could give La Plata Electric Association more independence to purchase electricity from more green sources. In its decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory...

DATE: June 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Batteries to the rescue

Last week, the glitzy electric car company Tesla Motors, run by billionaire Elon Musk, ceased to be just a car company. As was widely expected, Tesla announced that it is offering a home-battery...

DATE: May 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Electric Association sends election packages without ballots

An unknown amount of La Plata Electric Association ballot packages in District 4 went out Friday lacking one important item: an actual ballot. “They have the secrecy sleeve and the return envelope....

DATE: April 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA board candidates stake positions

The election to fill four seats on the La Plata Electric Association board of directors this year finds a full slate of candidates – an incumbent and a challenger in three districts and two...

DATE: April 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Committee clears two for LPEA board race

A La Plata Electric Association special committee ruled that two aspiring candidates for next month’s election to fill four LPEA board seats are eligible to run. The decision Thursday followed a...

DATE: April 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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