July 2020 Newsletter
Dear valued customer,

The summer monsoon season has officially arrived in Southwestern Colorado, bringing some much-needed rain to our area. Rain or shine, LPEA is continuing our fire mitigation efforts to help prevent fires now and in the future.

In this edition, we highlight fire mitigation efforts in our community and provide the latest update on LPEA's court case with our power provider Tri-State. We also feature an LED lighting project at local business Ted's Rental & Sales, and introduce you to a few of LPEA's newest faces.

Have ideas for content you'd like to see in future editions? Email me and we will make it happen!

Hillary Knox, VP of Communications
Featured Articles
LPEA prevails in bid for a just and equitable exit charge from Tri-State
"The recommended decision provides one more piece of LPEA’s power supply puzzle. We’ve been asking for this number for a long time so that we can fully evaluate our options and determine the best course of action for our members."
Ted's Rental & Sales uses LPEA rebate to improve their showroom
With the help of LPEA’s commercial LED retrofit rebates, Ted's Rental installed lighting fixtures with new LEDs. They saved $7,775 by replacing old traditional bulbs with new ones, and made a big difference in the quality of light in their showroom.
Ready, set, mitigate!
Are you at risk for wildfire? Here in SW Colorado, we are all at risk. LPEA works actively to prevent fires in our service territory by funding community programs, installing specialized equipment, and conducting vegetation management.
Understanding your electric bill
LPEA’s new rates took effect July 1st, so you may have seen some changes to your most recent bill. To help you understand these changes, we’ve developed a resource page on our website with infographics, videos, and FAQs.
Calls to Action
New office hours reminder
LPEA’s customer service teams are now available 7 a.m to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Emergency and automated services are still available 24/7. More
New LPEA outage map
LPEA’s website houses an outage map, which provides a live snapshot of all outages in our district, members affected, and line crews assigned. Check it out!
Small change for big change
Elect to “Round up” your electric bill each month to the next highest dollar. That pocket change adds up, helping fund hundreds of local organizations. Call (970) 247-5786 to sign up.
Smart savings with SmartHub
Take power into your own hands by monitoring your usage, paying your bill, and reporting outages online from wherever you are. Sign up or call (970) 247-5786 for access. More
Faces of LPEA
Amanda Williamson
Billing Clerk
Amanda is LPEA's newest billing clerk, working out of the Durango office. She lives on a 4-acre "funny farm" with her family and enjoys hiking, camping, fishing and competing in cutting competitions with her horse.
Shane Martinez
Equipment Operator
Shane is LPEA's newest equipment operator, working out of the Pagosa Springs office. Born and raised in Pagosa, Jeff joins LPEA from the Town of Pagosa, where he operated heavy equipment for 18 years.
Want to join the LPEA team? Check out our jobs page
Did You Know?
LPEA offers 50% rebates (up to $8 per bulb for up to 50 bulbs) for the purchase of energy-efficient LED light bulbs. To qualify, applications must be submitted within 120 days of purchase. More