La Plata Electric Association

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

Davin Montoya reflects on a life in ranching and electricity

HESPERUS – When Davin Montoya focuses on something, it’s for the long haul – something driven by his passions. Since the late 1970s, he’s led the family ranching operation, which began in Southwest...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA elections result in close races, election upset

La Plata Electric Association customers voted two newcomers and two incumbents onto the association’s board after some close races and an election upset, according to final results released during...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Have you dropped off your LPEA ballot? Voters have until 4 p.m. today

La Plata Electric Association customers have until 4 p.m. today to drop off ballots in the annual board of director’s election. Six people are vying for three open spots on the board. The...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango charges forward on electric vehicle readiness

The city of Durango and La Plata Electric Association see a future in which Durangoans are buying more electric vehicles and helping the city become more environmentally sustainable. That future is...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association postpones annual meeting

La Plata Electric Association has postponed its annual meeting, originally slated for May 16 in Pagosa Springs, but it will hold a virtual meeting May 16 to elect new members to its board of...

DATE: May 4, 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

LPEA delays rate increase, allocates $90,000 to bill assistance

La Plata Electric Association has delayed an April 1 rate increase until July 1 to help consumers deal with COVID-19 pandemic. LPEA’s board of directors Wednesday approved a rescue package that...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association’s fight with Tri-State now firmly before state regulators

A federal agency has ruled that a complaint filed by La Plata Electric Association against its power provider, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, can proceed at the Colorado Public Utilities...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association suspends disconnects during COVID-19 pandemic

La Plata Electric Association has suspended disconnects for nonpayment of electric bills for its residential and small-business members. “We are aware of the deep economic impact the COVID-19...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates for La Plata Electric Association board of directors election announced

The ballot has been set for La Plata Electric Association’s 2020 board of directors election with a deadline for voting set for May 15 and mail-in ballots slated to go out April 16. LPEA’s...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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