Lamar utilities board approves resolution to negotiate new power purchase agreement – lamar ledger us electricity supply voltage

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The LUB also approved the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) renewal contract. The existing contract will terminate on September 30, 2024. The new contract will be in effect upon signature from WAPA and will remain in effect until September 30, 2057.

“The terms of the original contract for the most part will remain the same for 2,477 KW/4,256,488 kWh in winter season and 2,039 KW for the summer,” said Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light and Power Superintendent. He further noted the summer kWh are 3,912,965 at $5.18 per KW for demand and 12.19 mills per kWh of energy use with a composite rate of 29.42 mills per kWh.

“In a continuous effort to improve system reliability our crews with Advanced Control System (ACS) on site have completed the replacement of all remote terminal units (RTU’s) with Network Terminal Units (NTU’s) on our SCADA system,” commented Hourieh. The Superintendent further commented, “These RTU’s were installed in 1995 and are no longer supported. The new NTU’s have a faster response time and are used for data collection and control of key areas of our distribution system such as substations, reclosers, switches, and natural gas valves and alarms.”

It was announced that the 2018 LUB/ARPA scholarship process has completed and the scholarship winners are: Alexa Comstock, Lamar High School; Allie Nidey, McClave High School; and Jonathan Hickman, Wiley High School. There were a total of 12 applicants for the combined $1,000 scholarship. Five applications were received from Lamar High School, two from Wiley High School and four from McClave High School. The selection process is completed without any identifying information on any applicant which allows them to be judged solely on their academic achievement and community support, as noted in the agenda item information.

It is noted in the resolution that “Southeast Colorado Power Association, a Colorado cooperative corporation (SECPA) and a member of Tri-State is the power supplier under the proposed new power purchase agreement with the LUB; and Tri-State submitted a proposal that would among other things, consist of and include LUB entering into a new agreement with SECPA, and provide for the LUB’s purchase of all its electric power and energy requirements, with limited exceptions, from SECPA.”

It is further stated in the resolution that the LUB recognizes it has the authority to enter into agreements for the purchase of electricity as provided in the Home Rule Charter of the City of Lamar. Authorization is given to the superintendent and attorney for LUB to enter into negotiations for a new power purchase agreement with SECPA.

The LUB also approved the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) renewal contract. The existing contract will terminate on September 30, 2024. The new contract will be in effect upon signature from WAPA and will remain in effect until September 30, 2057.

“The terms of the original contract for the most part will remain the same for 2,477 KW/4,256,488 kWh in winter season and 2,039 KW for the summer,” said Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light and Power Superintendent. He further noted the summer kWh are 3,912,965 at $5.18 per KW for demand and 12.19 mills per kWh of energy use with a composite rate of 29.42 mills per kWh.

“In a continuous effort to improve system reliability our crews with Advanced Control System (ACS) on site have completed the replacement of all remote terminal units (RTU’s) with Network Terminal Units (NTU’s) on our SCADA system,” commented Hourieh. The Superintendent further commented, “These RTU’s were installed in 1995 and are no longer supported. The new NTU’s have a faster response time and are used for data collection and control of key areas of our distribution system such as substations, reclosers, switches, and natural gas valves and alarms.”

It was announced that the 2018 LUB/ARPA scholarship process has completed and the scholarship winners are: Alexa Comstock, Lamar High School; Allie Nidey, McClave High School; and Jonathan Hickman, Wiley High School. There were a total of 12 applicants for the combined $1,000 scholarship. Five applications were received from Lamar High School, two from Wiley High School and four from McClave High School. The selection process is completed without any identifying information on any applicant which allows them to be judged solely on their academic achievement and community support, as noted in the agenda item information.

It is noted in the resolution that “Southeast Colorado Power Association, a Colorado cooperative corporation (SECPA) and a member of Tri-State is the power supplier under the proposed new power purchase agreement with the LUB; and Tri-State submitted a proposal that would among other things, consist of and include LUB entering into a new agreement with SECPA, and provide for the LUB’s purchase of all its electric power and energy requirements, with limited exceptions, from SECPA.”

It is further stated in the resolution that the LUB recognizes it has the authority to enter into agreements for the purchase of electricity as provided in the Home Rule Charter of the City of Lamar. Authorization is given to the superintendent and attorney for LUB to enter into negotiations for a new power purchase agreement with SECPA.

The LUB also approved the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) renewal contract. The existing contract will terminate on September 30, 2024. The new contract will be in effect upon signature from WAPA and will remain in effect until September 30, 2057.

“The terms of the original contract for the most part will remain the same for 2,477 KW/4,256,488 kWh in winter season and 2,039 KW for the summer,” said Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light and Power Superintendent. He further noted the summer kWh are 3,912,965 at $5.18 per KW for demand and 12.19 mills per kWh of energy use with a composite rate of 29.42 mills per kWh.

“In a continuous effort to improve system reliability our crews with Advanced Control System (ACS) on site have completed the replacement of all remote terminal units (RTU’s) with Network Terminal Units (NTU’s) on our SCADA system,” commented Hourieh. The Superintendent further commented, “These RTU’s were installed in 1995 and are no longer supported. The new NTU’s have a faster response time and are used for data collection and control of key areas of our distribution system such as substations, reclosers, switches, and natural gas valves and alarms.”

It was announced that the 2018 LUB/ARPA scholarship process has completed and the scholarship winners are: Alexa Comstock, Lamar High School; Allie Nidey, McClave High School; and Jonathan Hickman, Wiley High School. There were a total of 12 applicants for the combined $1,000 scholarship. Five applications were received from Lamar High School, two from Wiley High School and four from McClave High School. The selection process is completed without any identifying information on any applicant which allows them to be judged solely on their academic achievement and community support, as noted in the agenda item information.

It is noted in the resolution that “Southeast Colorado Power Association, a Colorado cooperative corporation (SECPA) and a member of Tri-State is the power supplier under the proposed new power purchase agreement with the LUB; and Tri-State submitted a proposal that would among other things, consist of and include LUB entering into a new agreement with SECPA, and provide for the LUB’s purchase of all its electric power and energy requirements, with limited exceptions, from SECPA.”

It is further stated in the resolution that the LUB recognizes it has the authority to enter into agreements for the purchase of electricity as provided in the Home Rule Charter of the City of Lamar. Authorization is given to the superintendent and attorney for LUB to enter into negotiations for a new power purchase agreement with SECPA.