La Plata Electric Association

Power restored to about 1,000 homes before nightfall Sunday

Nearly 1,000 homes and businesses in southwest La Plata County avoided a cold night without power Sunday thanks to an all-day effort by La Plata Electric Association crews. Around 6:30 a.m. Sunday,...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | 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

LPEA could add a solar garden after Tri-State vote

La Plata Electric Association could add a new community solar garden after a decision by its wholesale energy supplier to give the co-op additional freedom to produce renewable electricity....

DATE: Nov. 24, 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

Frequent power outages around Hermosa spark investigation

A series of power outages during the past few weeks around the Hermosa area had crews with La Plata Electric Association out Wednesday trying to figure out the problem. Justin Talbot, operations...

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

La Plata Electric commits to exploring options to cut carbon

Under direction of a new CEO, La Plata Electric Association plans to explore all its options to cut 50% of its carbon emissions by 2030 and keep its rates competitive. Much public attention in...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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