LPEA veteran Operations employee Doug Moore earns credentials
Metering Foreman advances knowledge to maintain/improve the electrical system
DURANGO, Colo. – La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Operations employee, Metering Foreman Doug Moore has successfully passed his Metering Exam through Rocky Mountain Meter School, hosted by Colorado State University, further enhancing his qualifications in overseeing the building, testing and programming of the meters that monitor the energy consumption by all LPEA consumers.
Moore has lived in Durango since the age of 10. He is one of LPEA’s veteran employees, having joined the co-op in 1978, first as a Groundman and then advancing to an Equipment Operator. He entered LPEA’s Lineman Apprenticeship Program in 1982 and “journeyed out” as a Journeyman Lineman in 1986.
Following work on the line crews, he was awarded a Serviceman position in 1993, where he served for 23 years before moving into the Metering Shop in 2017.
“It’s been a good job. I’ve enjoyed working here,” said Moore. “I’ve finally hit #1 on the seniority list (in Operations). I never thought I’d see that.”
LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 33,000 members, with in excess of 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible.
LPEA offers a variety of apprenticeships and employment opportunities. To explore employment, or for additional information, contact LPEA at 970.247.5786 or visit www.lpea.coop.