Did you know renewable energy costs in Colorado are now on par with coal!?
Unfortunately, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) is in an increasingly expensive contrac
Our community should look into ways to use renewable energy to secure our power sources, clean up our environment, improve public health, boost our the local economy, and lower electricity rates for everyone.
Fortunately, each member owner of LPEA (anyone with an LPEA electricity bill) has the power to shift the conversation by engaging with, and electing, LPEA Board Directors. Democratic participation is key as the election cycle continues on and the current LPEA board grapples with planning for the future. Additionally, the LPEA board recently voted to move forward with a partial buyout from its contract with Tri-State, which, if approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will dramatically reduce LPEA’s emissions and cost! Stay up-to-date during this exciting time by following our social media posts and attending LPEA board meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
FUN FACT: The new power supply contract will reduce LPEA’s carbon footprint by 50%.
This means we will reduce our CO2 by 750 million pounds per year. That is equivalent to taking more than 71,000 vehicles off the road each year. For context, La Plata and Archuleta counties only have 57,000 total registered vehicles.