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ARPA’s Monthly Summary for March

ARPA’s Monthly Summary for March

BUSINESS OPERATIONS – March 2024 At its February meeting, the ARPA board took a look back into 2023, which was a very successful year for the Authority. Financially, its cash position increased significantly with net revenues slightly over $4 million. In addition, ARPA welcomed 2 new board members from Trinidad, Frank Shew, a member of […]

ARPA Year in Review

ARPA Year in Review

BUSINESS OPERATIONS – March 2024   ARPA’s Year in Review 2023. At its February meeting, the ARPA board took a look back into 2023, which was a very successful year for the Authority. Financially, its cash position increased significantly with net revenues slightly over $4 million. In addition, ARPA welcomed 2 new board members from […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Announces Nominations are Open for its Annual Awards Program

Arkansas River Power Authority Announces Nominations are Open for its Annual Awards Program

  For additional information contact: Arvenia Morris at ARPA (719) 336-3496 _____________________________________________________________   The Arkansas River Power Authority Announces Nominations Are Open For Its Annual Awards Program The Arkansas River Power Authority has announced that nominations are open for its 2023 awards program.  ARPA is an intergovernmental power authority and public corporation that was created […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations - December 2023

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – December 2023

  ARPA Board Adopts 2024 Budget. At its December meeting the ARPA Board of Directors approved its operating budget for 2024 in the amount of $25,428,886. Rates will remain unchanged and stable for the 2024 budget which includes: Revenues of approximately $31 million Power supply expense of approximately $15 million Transmission expense of approximately $3.6 […]

ARPA BUSINESS OPERATIONS - November 2023

ARPA BUSINESS OPERATIONS – November 2023

ARPA Board Conducts Strategic Planning Process. It’s widely recognized that the electric industry across the nation, but especially in Colorado is undergoing a significant transition. The advent of rooftop solar installations, Electric Vehicle charging stations, the effort to operate the grid with renewables, and the development of an electric market in the west are but […]

Arkansas River Power Authority August Business Operations Report, 2023

Arkansas River Power Authority August Business Operations Report, 2023

ARPA Members Continue Net Metering Program Consistent with State Net Metering Standards. At its August Board meeting, the ARPA Board of Directors unanimously voted to make no changes to its Net Metering program. ARPA’s Net Metering program, as outlined in ARPA’s Distributed Generation Policy (DG Policy) is based on HB 08-1160 that was passed by the […]

Lamar Utility Board Details Turbine Repairs

Lamar Utility Board Details Turbine Repairs

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh gave the board a briefing on the plant’s wind turbine recent operations.  He said the three Light Plant turbines have generated 6,987.07 WWH’s of electricity at an average capacity factor of 30.83% for the first half of 2023.  This is a 14.40% drop-off from the same period last […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations Report - July 2023

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations Report – July 2023

BUSINESS OPERATIONS – July 2023 CLP Engineering to Provide Technical Assistance for Distribution Planning Service to ARPA’s Members. The ARPA Board of Directors, at a special meeting held on June 20th, approved a Technical Assistance Agreement for Distribution System Planning Services with City Light and Power Engineering (CLP Engineering) based out of Greenwood Village. CLPE will […]

ARPA Business Operations Report – June 2023

ARPA Business Operations Report – June 2023

    Eight Students Receive Scholarship Funding from ARPA and its Member Municipalities: In 2000 ARPA established a College Scholarship Program that awards a $1,400 scholarship to one high school senior in each of the high schools served by ARPA members. The Program is administered through the member municipalities of Holly, La Junta, Lamar, Las […]

LUB Wind Turbine Inspection Completed

LUB Wind Turbine Inspection Completed

    The system operating report from Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted that Western Area Power Administration notified the board that due to the above average mountain snowpack, there will be additional hydro power generation for the Plant’s CRSP allocation of 7,869 MWh’s. The plant will receive the full May allocation of 536,677kwh’s delivered through Arkansas […]

LUB/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

LUB/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh named the Lamar Utility Board – Arkansas River Power Authority scholarship winners for 2022.  There were eight entries, each vying for a $1,400 combined scholarship based on an essay pertaining to energy production and usage.  The winners are: Abigail Ross from Lamar, Annabell Mortimeyer from Wiley and Ansley Herrera […]

Lamar Council Reviews Licensing Requests, Status of Grants Updated

Lamar Council Reviews Licensing Requests, Status of Grants Updated

  Two public hearings were held by the Lamar City Council at its February 27th meeting: one for the transfer of ownership of a fermented malt beverage (off premise) liquor license from JR’s Country Stores at 1115 North Main Street to UPOP Holdings LLC.  The other hearing was for the transfer of a hotel-restaurant liquor […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations Report – December 2022

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations Report – December 2022

    ARPA Board Adopts 2023 Budget: At its December meeting the ARPA Board of Directors approved its operating budget for 2023 in the amount of $25,487,853. Rates will remain unchanged and stable for the 2023 budget which includes: Revenues of approximately $31 million Power supply expense of approximately $15 million Transmission expense of approximately […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations Report – November 2022

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations Report – November 2022

  Notice of Proposed Budget: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed 2023 Budget for the Arkansas River Power Authority is currently available for inspection by the public, in the City Clerk’s Office at each member municipality. The ARPA Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the proposed Budget on December 1, 2022 […]

BUSINESS OPERATIONS – September 2022

BUSINESS OPERATIONS – September 2022

ARPA Board Reviews Preliminary 2023 Budget: A preliminary budget was presented to the ARPA Board of Directors at its August 25 meeting. The budget includes total revenues of $30.6 million, power supply costs of $14.9 million, transmission costs of $3.5 million, A&G costs of $1.2 million, and debt service costs of $8.3 million. The budget also […]