LPEA Construction Projects

LPEA regularly conducts infrastructure improvement projects to deliver more reliable power. If a project impacts your property, we will notify you in advance via call, text, email, and/or letter. Our crews always aim to minimize the impact of projects on the landowners involved. Scroll down below the map for more details on this year's construction projects, and email row@lpea.coop with any questions or concerns.

For more details on LPEA's construction policies around tree trimming and right-of-way clearing, visit our Vegetation Management Program page.

LPEA Construction Map

This map shows active projects in LPEA’s service territory, including line surveying, tree trimming, and construction work. Click the asterisks to learn more about each project. To locate a specific address, type it into the search box in the upper right, and the map will zoom to the address. 

Map Legend:
Blue = Line Survey
Red = Construction Project
Green = Tree Trimming

*PRO TIP: If the map view gets too big or too small, click the "home" button in the upper-left corner to re-center the view.

 

LPEA’s largest projects for this year are listed below. Click on the + to expand a project.

The central portion of Ticolote is served by an outdated line, which has a history of faults causing lengthy outages for members and expensive cable repairs for LPEA. To increase reliability in the area, this project will replace 12,950 feet of line and install new junction boxes.

The project will replace 2,664 feet of single-phase line with three-phase line. This project is expected to save approximately $18,396 annually in line losses.

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To improve the reliability of service to the area, we will replace 650 feet of single-phase line with three-phase line. The current cable is 30-years-old and has been experiencing increasing failures. 

Westside

To improve reliability we will replace 300 feet of single-phase line with three-phase line. The current cable is 30-years-old and has been experiencing increasing failures. 

Westside

To improve the reliability of service to the area we will replace 610 feet of single-phase line with three-phase line. 

Westside

We will install 2.62 miles of new overhead lines to replace old and brittle lines. We expect this project to save us 35,040 kWh and $2,628 annually in line losses. 

Vallecito

This project will replace 4.4 miles of brittle overhead line that was installed in the 1940s. The completion of this project is expected to save 113,880 kWh hours annually – a more than $8,541 value – by reducing line losses.

Mayday

The southern portion of the Pagosa Highlands Subdivision is served by multiple lines. They are constructed from approximately 5,861 feet of 40-year-old buried cable. The cable also has a history of faults causing lengthy outages for customers and expensive cable repairs. We will replace this line to improve service to the area.

Pagosa High

The Mesa Drive area of the Forest Lakes subdivision is currently served by an outdated line. This project will replace 2,112 feet of single-phase line with three-phase line to improve service to the area. 

Forest Lakes

The Twin Creek Subdivision is served by multiple single-phase lines. They are constructed from approximately 10,019 feet of buried cable. The cable is 40-years-old and had a 15-year design life. The cable has a history of faults causing lengthy outages for customers and expensive cable repairs. This project will replace that cable and improve service reliability to the area.

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is in the process of widening Highway 550 from Grandview to La Plata County Road 302. The project will also replace some small conductor between Sunnyside and Bodo Park Substations. This project will replace 14,055 feet of three-phase line. 

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Three miles of line will be upgraded to improve LPEA’s ability to redirect power in emergency situations. The completion of this project is expected to save 219,000 kilowatt hours annually – a more than $16,000 value – by reducing line losses.

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To accommodate current developments and future growth in the Bodo Park area, LPEA will upgrade the electric infrastructure serving the area. The completion of this project is expected to save 7,600 kilowatt hours annually by reducing line losses.

Find more information here

bodo construction detour map

 

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is in the process of widening four miles of Highway 550 from Grandview to La Plata County Road 302. To accommodate this project, LPEA will move the existing line along Highway 550.

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The Ignacio 141 circuit serves the area along Highway 151 from Ignacio to Arboles. In LPEA’s continuing efforts to accommodate future growth in the area, we will improve the final 5-mile section of line that has not yet been updated. The completion of this project is expected to save more than 200,000 kilowatt hours annually – a $15,000 value – by reducing line losses.

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