La Plata Electric Association

The push for local, renewable energy

The La Plata Electric Association election on May 2 transformed the Board of Directors into a strong majority of forward-thinking individuals who advocate for local, renewable energy. This is a...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Local First

Tri-State lobbying group that fought Clean Air Act dissolves

A lobbying firm that fought environmental protections and received funding from large utilities, such as Tri-State Generation and Transmission, plans to dissolve. Tri-State provides power to...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association releases salary for new CEO

La Plata Electric Association’s new CEO will earn more than her predecessor. Jessica Matlock will make $285,000 annually, a bit more than current co-op CEO Mike Dreyspring, who earns $252,948,...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State emission goals could help LPEA cut carbon

Newly approved state goals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions could help lay the groundwork for La Plata Electric Association to meet its carbon goals. The state Legislature approved House Bill...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association board will have more progressive members

The La Plata Electric Association board will have more progressive members interested in more aggressively pursuing renewable energy in the coming year after the co-op’s Thursday election. LPEA...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third review of LPEA candidate’s eligibility complete

For the third time in two months, a candidate competing for a seat on the La Plata Electric Association board of directors has been deemed eligible to run in an election that draws to an end...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scam text messages hitting La Plata Electric Association customers

La Plata Electric Association cautions members not to be fooled by a scam in which impersonators, who claim to be from the cooperative, are contacting members and threatening to disconnect them for...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric’s energy supplier funded firm that fought clean air rules

La Plata Electric Association’s wholesale energy supplier is one of more than 20 companies that funded a lobbying firm devoted to fighting environmental protections. The lobbying firm, Utility Air...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA board members’ spending varies widely

As the May 2 La Plata Electric Association election draws near, concern about one candidate’s spending, the board’s top earner last year, has spread on social media. Former Republican state Rep. J....

DATE: April 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association names new CEO

La Plata Electric Association has named a new CEO to lead the co-op as it studies ways to diversify power supply in an effort to cut carbon. The LPEA board selected Jessica Matlock, assistant...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric could save money if it left energy supplier

La Plata Electric Association’s investigation into greener power sources found that purchasing electricity from outside sources could save money without hurting reliability. But the cost of leaving...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Election committee deems LPEA candidate eligible

A candidate running for a seat on the La Plata Electric Association board has been deemed eligible to compete in the election at least until his residency is reviewed at the end of the month. The...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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