La Plata Electric Association

LPEA spends $800,000 a year to protect birds from electrocution

Protecting eagles, hawks and other wildlife from electrocution has become an increasingly higher priority for utility companies across the U.S. But it’s not cheap. Since 2017, La Plata Electric...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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

Settlement in Tri-State buyout case may not help LPEA

Delta-Montrose Electric Association and Tri-State Transmission and Generation, Southwest Colorado’s wholesale electricity supplier, have reached a settlement in a dispute over how much DMEA will...

DATE: July 16, 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

Does Tri-State’s energy policy deter co-ops from battery investment?

WASHINGTON – A sweeping package of sustainable energy legislation moved closer to passage in the U.S. Senate this week, when a bipartisan group of senators jostled for support from the U.S....

DATE: July 10, 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

About 1,500 people in Animas Valley lose electricity

More than 1,500 homes and businesses in the Animas Valley were without electricity Wednesday, but power had been restored by 4 p.m. Indiana Reed, La Plata Electric Association spokeswoman, said...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association warns of new scam

Residents and businesses are reminded not to be fooled by impersonators who claim to be representatives of La Plata Electric Association threatening to disconnect service for lack of payment....

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flyovers offer bird’s-eye view for Assessor’s Office, emergency personnel

In 2015, La Plata County started conducting flyovers in an attempt to use aerial photography to better inspect homes and businesses for tax purposes, and by all accounts, it has worked, adding...

DATE: June 8, 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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