• Understanding the economics of renewable/distributed generation

    Third in a series of LPEA informational workshops on renewables set for Sept. 19

    To further the discussion about the opportunities and challenges of integrating renewable/distributed electricity generation into the cooperative’s resource mix, La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) will host “Economics of Integrating Renewable/Distributed Generation at LPEA” Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at LPEA’s Durango headquarters, 45 Stewart St. (Bodo Park). Reservations required.

    “For this third session, we will specifically focus on the ‘economics’ of installing renewable systems and the financial impacts to LPEA and our membership as a whole,” said Dan Harms, manager of rates, technology and energy policy, who will once again lead the workshop.

    Harms also plans to include an explanation of net metering and infrastructure expenses that LPEA incurs.

    “Balancing the recovery of expenses with the proper incentives for renewables can be challenging and we will be taking a look at the numbers,” he said.
    Space is limited. To reserve a seat at the workshop, contact LPEA Project Specialist Sue Maxwell, 970.382.7170 or smaxwell@lpea.coop.

    LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 members, with in excess of 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible.