Ty Mortensen named Serviceman at La Plata Electric Association
Journeyman Lineman takes on one-on-one, on-call position with co-op
DURANGO, Colo. – Journeyman Lineman Ty Mortensen has been named as a Serviceman at La Plata Electric Association (LPEA), based out of the Durango office.
In the electric utility industry, a serviceman focuses on direct work with customers, upgrading electrical systems, setting meters, and working with local electricians. LPEA’s servicemen are also on-call for outages and are the first in the field, troubleshooting the cause of an outage and determining next steps for restoration of power.
Inspired by his uncle, a lineman for Xcel Energy, Mortensen attended Mesa Hotline School in Grand Junction, Colo. Following his graduation in 2013 he was accepted into LPEA’s Lineman Apprenticeship program, and he successfully completed the four-year intensive training and earned his Journeyman Lineman Certification in 2017. During his tenure at LPEA, he has been part of the crews responsible for constructing and maintaining electric power distribution lines and facilities in LPEA’s service territory.
Mortensen was born and raised in Alamosa, Colo., and is the grandson of the family who owned Lori’s Family Dining locations in Durango. He is an avid athlete, as well as an Eagle Scout – early training that has served him well in his career development as a Lineman.
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. For additional information, contact LPEA at 970.247.5786 or visit www.lpea.coop.