La Plata Electric Association seeks to increase local generation

By Indiana Reed

Special to The SUN

On April 19, the Board of Directors of La Plata Electric Association (LPEA), by unanimous vote, approved Resolution 2017-05, which empowers LPEA staff to open discussions with wholesale power supplier Tri-State Generation and Transmission to increase the cap on the amount of electricity LPEA can purchase from outside entities. LPEA hopes to increase the cap from 5 to 10 percent of its energy usage.

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